Crowd Pleasing Baked Stuffed Mussels for New Year’s Eve

Right before I was to settle down to a mountain of New Year’s Eve Chinese food, my in-laws called us upstairs for an old family favorite. My father-in-law has been making these baked stuffed mussels for as long as I’ve been in the family. These tasty little morsels are a big hit during parties or family gatherings and are highly addictive.

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Stuffed Mussels are the Perfect Appetizer

They are the perfect appetizer that goes with almost anything, affordable and available all year long. These days, you can get high quality, rope grown mussels from Maine, Prince Edward Island and many other mussel farms. They are sturdy mollusks and will survive shipping if you are thinking of ordering online. If you plan on bringing these to an event, be sure to make extra to keep at home and eat later – they tend to go quick.

Baked Stuffed Mussels

Recipe by Buying SeafoodCourse: AppetizersCuisine: SeafoodDifficulty: Easy
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Don’t sell this simple recipe short. These mussels are downright addicting!


  • 2lbs live Mussels – cleaned, de-bearded and on the half shell.

  • 2 cups mixed Breadcrumbs

  • 1 stick melted Butter

  • 1/4 cup Ketchup

  • few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Once the mussels are prepped, place some minced garlic on each mussel.
  • Then combine the rest of the ingredients with the breadcrumbs and place a heaping teaspoon of the mixture on each mussel.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes and serve hot.


  • You can serve with a squeeze of lemon, but they are so flavorful they don’t really need it.

Thanks to Ann and John Marchant for this family favorite. Hope you enjoy it and happy new year!