Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Mussels are delicious and surprisingly easy to prepare. It's a wonderful way to surprise your guests with a fancy dish when it's your turn to host wine night or girls' night in!

Including prep time, this amazing-looking dish takes less than a half an hour to make and turns anyone into a home chef 😊

2 lbs of fresh mussels
1 cup white wine
3 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp water
3 tsp garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 stalk of green onion, diced
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 handful parsley, chopped (optional)
1 carrot, sliced thinly (optional)

French baguette or other fresh bread, served with the mussels to soak up the sauce.

Wash mussels with cold water, rinsing 2-3 times. Drain and set aside.

Place the butter and garlic in a heavy dutch oven or deep skillet over medium heat, large enough to hold all the mussels.

Once the butter has melted, add the water, sliced onions and carrots and cook for 4-5 min. Add the wine and bring to a simmer. Pour the mussels into the pot and cover with the lid, cooking for 4-5 min.

Fresh, live mussels at the market
Mussels cook quickly and so check in on the pot after 4 min. You will know they are cooked once the mussel shells have opened up, mussels are plump and some have come out of the shell. Stir gently to ensure all have opened up.


Sprinkle the green onions, some salt and pepper into the pot. Discard any unopened mussels, they should not be eaten.

Serve immediately with a fresh loaf of bread, some potatoes or fries!

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