Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Cream Recipe

Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Cream

Serves 2 to 4

This is a classic French dish that can be just as easily made with clams. Serve with warm crusty bread to sop up the delicious broth.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided use
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, leaves removed and chopped
  • OPTIONAL (for serving):
  • Crusty bread


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shallots and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in garlic. Add wine and mussels. Cover, bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes or until shells open. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  2. Remove steamed mussels to serving plates and keep warm. Meanwhile, add cream to cooking broth and reduce by half. Whisk remaining butter into sauce. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spoon sauce over mussels. Sprinkle with parsley and serve at once with crusty bread.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 330
Fat: 20 g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Cholesterol: 95 mg
Sodium: 540 mg
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 22 g
We provide nutritional information for our delicious recipes to help you select foods that meet your health and lifestyle goals. Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of recipes and information. Nutritional data is intended for educational purposes, and not for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of any medical condition. Please consult your healthcare provider for specific advice on diet and health. Click here to learn how we analyze the nutritional value of our recipes.

Ratings and Reviews

“Mussels make for such an easy to cook, quick dinner. this recipe is always a hit at my house!”

Printing Options

Rate and Review

We invite you to pull up a seat at our table and share your thoughts on this dish. The comments section is here to help you and the food-passionate community have a great cooking experience. It's all about the delicious food, so let's get cooking!

My Met Market