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3 Easy Frozen Mussels Recipes

Have you ever bought frozen mussels and felt unsure what to do with them? These frozen mussel recipes are quick, easy and nutritious!

I’ve started thinking about prepping some freezer meals for after baby. And today’s post has many ideas for easy freezer-convenient meal ideas, and how to use these frozen mussel recipes in every day meals.

As part of my ongoing partnership with Pier 33, I’m aiming to help show how seafood can be an easy and healthy ingredient for many meals!

Like I mentioned in my this sheet pan shrimp recipe, I often forget about shrimp – really, all seafood except salmon and tuna. Yet, shrimp are so easy and tasty and are really versatile in cooking.

Today’s focus is on mussels, another healthy seafood option I tend to forget about. Since these are freezer friendly, they will last a while and cook quickly. You can really add them to anything you like!

Cooking with Frozen Mussels

I love mussels, but in the past, they have only been something I’ll order out at a restaurant. I’ve been so intimidated at the thought of making them on my own.

They seem so fancy, and while I love them, I save them as a “special order” for when we eat out.

Nutrition in Mussels

But now, with Pier 33’s Fully Cooked Mussels, you can have them ready in under 10 minutes in your own house. And not only do they provide a hefty dose of protein, but they also offer ample healthy omega 3 fats, Vitamin D and iron, nutrients that many Americans are often low in.

They also offer between 670 and 730 mg of Omega 3‘s (DHA and EPA – I wrote more about their importance here) per serving, more than the daily recommended amount that many of Americans don’t get.

The mussels come in a butter garlic sauce, or in a natural flavor, which you can season however you want. While mussels are great on their own, today I’m sharing some easy ideas for how you can incorporate them into your home cooking!

Pier 33 mussels on white plate

Cooking Frozen Mussels

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Here are three easy ways you can incorporate these nutritious mollusks in your own routine at home, or even make a fancy entertaining meal. They make for a very nutritious freezer meal for new moms.

3 easy meal ideas to cook with mussels graphic

1. Grilled cheese and tomato soup with mussels

Why not add a new fun twist to the typical, cozy grilled cheese and tomato soup?! Some extra protein is always a good thing.

I enjoyed dipping the mussels in the soup themselves, or you could get really creative, and stuff them in the grilled cheese. Mussels fare really well in tomato based sauces and broths, so this was a delicious combination.

Grilled cheese with mussels

2. Stuffed spaghetti squash with veggies and mussels

Who doesn’t love a good stuffed spaghetti squash? I know I do! Often times, they lack in protein, though, unless you’re intentionally adding some in the stuffing.

Why not add some mussels to give it a bit of a seafood flare? The mussels are already cooked in butter garlic sauce, which is a pleasant and natural flavor addition to the spaghetti squash.

I added onions, chopped peppers, cherry tomatoes, garlic butter mussels, and topped with shredded cheese and marinara sauce.

spaghetti squash with mussels

3. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You can really stuff sweet potatoes with whatever you want! Short on time?

Microwave your sweet potatoes or cook them in bulk the day before. The mussels can be cooked in just 6 minutes, so you can realistically have a balanced dinner meal ready in under 10 minutes.

I had tried shrimp in sweet potatoes before, and mussels work just as well. I chose to stuff these with butter, garlic, mussels, paprika and shredded cheese.

Minimal prep, easy clean up and a balance of your protein, fat and carbohydrates. Here are 30 other ideas for what to eat with sweet potatoes.

stuffed sweet potatoes with mussels

We’ll definitely keep some of these on hand for when baby comes, because microwaveable and quick dinner options are going to be essential.

Healthy doesn’t have to be time consuming and these postpartum freezer meals prove that!

Have you ever made mussels at home before?

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  1. Very neat. I’m not a huge mussel fan but always make sure i get some when I’m on the coast. With lots of butter sauce, of course. Love the idea of putting them in a spaghetti squash! Yum!

  2. Happy New Year Sarah! My word for last year was “tough” and this year I have two: Willpower and focus.

    Fully reading articles rather than skimming, finishing things well and with intention, not giving in to the easy thing. Focus can be so hard when things are always coming at me, so I’m tagging Willpower with it to remain focused. Have the willpower to focus 🙂

    Have a great day!

    1. I love that you’re using both together – you’re right, I think willpower goes hand in hand with focus. Thanks for sharing, Ellie. Happy New Year!

  3. My one word/focus for this year is “calm.” Working hard to fight my perfectionist nature, and stop trying to control little things I CAN’T change or have that control over.

    1. I love that word, Liz. It’s a great reminder to live in the moment and focus on what we can control. Rooting for you, and thanks for reading 🙂