Mussels in Wine

Mussels in Wine

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4

Mussels in Wine is a classic Italian dish.  Serve with lots of Italian bread to sop up the flavorful broth.


  • 3 dozen large mussels
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1, 16 ounce can tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped


  1. With stiff brush, scrub mussels under running water to remove any sand; remove beards. Set aside.
  2. In 5 quart Dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat, in hot oil, cook onion and garlic until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, wine and basil; over high heat, heat to boiling. Add mussels; heat to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until mussels open, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve mussels in bowls with their broth.


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