Cheesy garlic mussels recipe! After trying this mussels recipe, you will never need another. It’s just that bomb!
An easy and delicious cheesy garlic mussels recipe!
I love seafood, so when I made this cheesy garlic mussels recipe, and feel completely in love with outcome, I just knew that I had to share the recipe!
These cheesy garlic mussels are smothered in a garlicky butter sauce, that will have you licking you fingers like crazy. They are also topped with cheese, and well – you all know how I love cheese.
Unlike many mussels recipes, these mussels aren’t steamed. Believe it or not, we’re going to be baking them! Like my oven baked crab legs… Remember those?!
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You have to try this cheesy garlic mussels recipe y’all! Like seriously, this is the best. Feel free to eat these mussels as an appetizer, a main dish, or serve with pasta!
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Cheesy Garlic Mussels
- 2 Pounds Fresh Mussels
- ½ Cup Butter
- 8 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 inch cube Fresh Ginger sliced
- 1 Cup Medium or Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ Tsp. Dried Thyme
- ⅛ Tsp. Cayenne Powder
- Ground Black Pepper to taste
- Fresh Parsley minced for garnishing
- *Water for boiling
- Clean mussels by brushing the outer shell and washing with cold running water. Remove the dark hairy parts!
- Boil a pot of water with ginger. ( Make sure it's enough water to soak the fresh mussels)
- Add mussels and boil for one to two minutes.
- Drain water.
- Separate the shells of mussels - discard the empty shells.
- Transfer the mussel meat with shell to a tray lined with lightly greased foil.
- Any mussels that did not open when boiled, opt to discard them.
- In a skillet, melt butter over low heat and fry garlic until slightly golden.
- Turn off the heat and add dried thyme and cayenne powder.
- Spoon garlic-butter mixture over mussels.
- Season with ground black pepper.
- Top with grated cheddar cheese.
- Bake mussels in a preheated oven of 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
- Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley.
- Serve & enjoy!
those look beautiful-not sure if I can get mussels here. Was going to ask for fried catfish, but there it is right there. Thank-you, Rosie. Becky
I appreciate you coming by Becky! XOXO
Erin Richardson says
Fried Lobster Tails Please
Yummy! That sounds amazing!
Dedee Campbell says
Any salmon recipes would awesome!!
Oh yes! I love salmon.
This looks so good trying it this weekend!!!!!? Love your recipes
Thanks Lee! XOXO
Lorraine Lauria says
I’m looking for a good clam recipe with tomatoes
Like a soup, or?
I have never cooked mussels, and would like to try your recipe.
Hi Joanne, definitlet try it out! XOXO
This looks delicious! Will it also work with oysters? I would love to see an oyster recipe!
Hi Tarsha! I actually never tried this recipe with oysters. I usually just fry my oysters 🙂
Norma Long says
Beautiful dish! I’m definitely going to try this is fun or my husband. Love your site!❤️❤️
Thanks Norma! I appreciate you coming by!
Marta Lynn Freeman-Steele says
Once I figure out where I can buy mussels out here in Moreno Valley, I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I sometimes ask myself why would a seafood lover like me, move to the valley!?!?☺ I would love a STRICTLY SEAFOOD Cajun gumbo recipe. I mean, is that at all possible? Lobsters, shrimp, mussels, oysters, crabs, clams and scallops only!❤ Thank you.
Hi Marta! There isn’t a whole lot of seafood there? That’s not cool 🙁 . I don’t have a cajun gumbo recipe up, but I do have a seafood, chicken, and andouille sausage gumbo uploaded. It has crab, shrimp, chicken, sausage, okra, and more. 🙂
LaShelle Whetstone says
I’m try to make your recipe tonight!! I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Tom Brauner says
I made these over the holidays. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! The only thing I did differently is I didn’t put them back in the shells to bake them. Instead, I put the mussels in a ceramic baking dish and proceeded. So good! I will definitely be making these again!
Glad that you liked the recipe!
Think I’m just gonna do this with shrimp or scallops in a baking dish. The recipe sounds awesome I just don’t like mussels.