What to Serve with Mussels: 21 Impressive Dishes

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Quick Answer: What to Serve with Mussels

The stunning side dishes to serve with Mussels are- French Fries, White Wine Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Crusty Bread, Horseradish Sauce, Garlic Bread, Saffron Rice, Toasted Baguette Slices, Potato and Leek Soup, Fennel Salad, Jicama Slaw, Tomato and Onion Salad, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Spaghetti, Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Artichokes, Frisee-Lardon Salad, Pickled Mushrooms, Angel Hair Pasta, Roasted Asparagus, and Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges.

In this post, I am going to share with you 20 simple yet elegant dishes to serve with mussels for the most pleasing meal ever!

I have served mussels with these dishes in brunch, lunch as well as dinner parties and dazzled my guests every time!

Let’s jump into the list of lovely side dishes!

1. French Fries

Total Preparation Time– 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 312

French Fries are hands down the most loved side dish across the globe!

These perfectly seasoned crispy fries are so addictive that they can make every dish a lot more satisfying.

Moules Frits that is mussels and fries is a classic combination that will give you the most enjoyable meal ever!

Watch its recipe-

2. White Wine Sauce

Total Preparation Time– 13 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 147

White wine sauce is a delicate sauce filled with the flavors of dry wine and parmesan and the irresistible fragrance of the aromatics.

It is an easy yet wonderful side dish for any seafood.

Coat your mild-flavored mussels with it to lift the entire meal!

Check out its recipe-

3. Tomato Sauce

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 29

If you are not a fan of the white wine sauce, then do not worry!

I have tangy red tomato sauce that complements mussels amazingly.

Try out this delectable sauce with mussels for a distinct yet superb meal that you will never forget!

Watch its recipe here-

4. Crusty Bread

Total Preparation Time– 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 259

Are you looking for a heavy side dish that when paired with mussels will give you a hearty meal?

Then what is better than loaves of crusty bread placed alongside a bowl of mussels?

It has a crisp crust with big airy pockets and soft bread inside.

Pair it with mussels and I promise you the meal will disappear within minutes!

How to prepare it yourself-

5. Horseradish Cream

Total Preparation Time- 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 209

Horseradish cream is a sauce whipped up by combining sour cream.

Horseradish and seasonings.

It is so velvety and creamy.

This sauce can be prepared within minutes!

Add this sauce to mussels and get ready for an irresistible meal!

Check out this video-

6. Garlic Bread

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 330

I absolutely love the fresh garlicky flavors that the garlic bread is packed with.

You can even add cheese to make it more appealing!

Plate your mussels with slices of homemade garlic bread and I assure you, you can never go wrong with this combination!

Check out its recipe-

7. Saffron Rice

Total Preparation Time- 50 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 95

This rice has its root in the Southern part of Thailand.

It has a captivating color and smell and the mild flavor of saffron that will make you beg for more!

Place a pot of hot saffron rice along with mussels and have a fuller meal that will satiate your taste buds as well as your stomach!

Watch its recipe here-

8. Toasted Baguette Slices

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 94

Baguette is along with French loaf which is sliced, seasoned, and baked till the slices are perfectly crisp and golden brown.

They are a fab side dish for mussels.

Enjoy your meal by munching on these crunchy yummy bread slices!

Check out this video-

9. Potato and Leek Soup

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 378

Another creamy and tasty side that is a phenomenal accompaniment for mussels is potato and leek soup.

If it is a chilly day, then believe me this soup is the ultimate savior!

Serve a bowl of delicious potato and leek soup with mussels and impress your dinner guests!

How to make it yourself-

10. Fennel Salad

Total Preparation Time– 8-10 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 66

This salad is made by tossing fennel with a delicious dressing that ties the salad together.

The best thing about this salad is that you can modify it according to your taste!

Give this refreshing and super comforting side dish a try!

Find out its recipe here-

11. Jicama Slaw

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 38

A light yet elegant dish to pair with mussels is jicama slaw!

It has the beautiful hues of many shredded veggies, their crunchy texture coated in a tangy vinaigrette.

You are going to love this healthy and vegan salad with mussels.

Check out its recipe here-

12. Tomato and Onion Salad

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 37

Another easy-peasy salad option that I personally recommend serving with seafood, especially mussels is tomato and onion salad.

The crunchiness of onions and the juiciness of tomatoes complement each other so well!

You can even add cucumber pieces to this. Serve it with mussels for a satisfying experience.

Check out this video-

13. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 113

I have recently discovered how versatile roasted fingerling potatoes are!

They go perfectly with almost everything!

These are a miniature variety of potatoes. After roasting, they become golden and crunchy!

The savory flavors of these potatoes will make the entire meal appealing.

How to prepare it yourself-

14. Spaghetti

Total Preparation Time– 50 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 130

Spaghetti is bound to please the crowd!

Prepare a classic spaghetti dish and impress your guests by adding mussels to it!

Watch this video for its recipe-

15. Roasted Broccoli

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 35

Another side dish that can be rustled up quickly is roasted broccoli.

Fresh green broccoli florets roasted to perfection when paired with mussels will add a ton of flavors to the meal and trust me you will find yourself making this side dish time and again!

Check out this video-

16. Roasted Artichokes

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 67

Roasted artichokes are tender with a caramelized surface.

Roasting concentrates their delicate flavors beautifully.

If you want to have a unique and fancy meal, then serve them with mussels!

Check out its recipe here-

17. Frisée-Lardon Salad

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 389

This is an appetizing French dish that can be made easily at home!

It has frisee or lettuce covered with a simple yet yummy dressing.

It is topped with poached egg and crispy lardons (fatty bacon).

Serve this special salad with mussels to have an exquisite meal!

How to make it yourself-

18. Pickled Mushrooms

Total Preparation Time– 50 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 38

Mushrooms that have absorbed the fresh flavors of vinegar, herbs, and marinade make a perfect side for any dish!

Throw them along with mussels for a burst of incredible flavors!

Check out its recipe-

19. Angel Hair Pasta

Total Preparation Time– 25 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 296

This thin variety of pasta tastes so good!

Add in some mussels in this and get that magical seafood meal that you’ll always remember!

Watch its recipe here-

20. Roasted Asparagus

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 35

This is a superb and speedy side dish!

Asparagus is coated with seasonings and roasted.

Sprinkle some parmesan on top of them and they are ready to be served with mussels for a delicious meal!

Check out this video-

21. Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

Total Preparation Time– 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 250

My mouth fills with water when I think about these potato wedges filled with the flavors of parmesan and garlic!

And the best part is that they are baked!

Serve them straight out of the oven and fill the room with the magical aroma!

How to make yourself-

Mussels Dinner Party Menu

Elegant yet simple mussels’ dishes for dinner parties that will amaze your guests are Spaghetti with Mussels and White Beans, Smoked Trout and Shellfish Chowder, Linguine with Fresh Herbs and Mussels.

Spaghetti with Mussels and White Beans

This classic spaghetti with mussels and creamy white beans in a delectable sauce rich in tomato is a top-notch main course for dinner!

Smoked Trout and Shellfish Chowder

A chowder having smoked trout and shellfish meat is so delectable and tempting.

Linguine with Fresh Herbs and Mussels

Mussels in linguine with the heart-warming flavors of fresh herbs suit the vibes of a fancy dinner party!

What to Serve with Mussels and Pasta

The sides that go best with mussels pasta are light, tasty, and healthy green salad and a stellar chardonnay.

Pasta with mussels will give you a heavenly seafood experience.

To make this seafood dish even more marvelous, just serve it with a green salad made by combining fresh vegetables and a chardonnay!

These sides will make the main dish stand out by complementing it at the same time!
What to Serve with Mussels Garlic Butter Sauce

If you have mussels in garlic butter sauce on your plate, then serve a slice of crusty bread along with it.

The taste and texture of this bread complement the saucy mussels beautifully.

Mussels doused in the smooth garlicky flavored buttery sauce is a spectacular appetizer that will blow everyone’s mind away!

Serve it with a slice of crusty bread and relish this delightful meal by soaking the crusty bread slice in the garlic butter sauce.

3-Course Meal with Mussels

I have three stunning ideas for a 3-course meal with mussels.

These are inspired by the meals served in the most renowned restaurants across the globe.

1. Start the meal by serving French fries.

Then for the main course, go for mussels in cream sauce with Friese salad and baguette.

Finish the meal by serving lemon tart as the dessert.

2. Serve Italian mussels as the appetizer, followed by creamy pesto pasta.

Luscious cheesecake brownies will be perfect to end the meal!

Bottom Line

I hope this list of side dishes to serve with mussels helped you in choosing the best side dish!

I would like to know if you have any suggestions or questions regarding this.

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About Barbara Foster

Barbara is a traveler who has traveled to more than 25 countries. She loves the variety of food she gets to experience on her trips and maintains detailed journals of her travels which she plans to publish as a book someday. She loves to bake. Her favorite cuisines are Italian, French, and Mexican.

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