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Cheesy Baked Mussels

Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: baked tahong
Servings: 6
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 1 head garlic - minced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • quick melting grated cheese


  • If using fresh mussels, remove the beard or byssus thread and wash them. Steam mussels by placing them in a pan without water and cover and cook over medium-low heat just until the shells open up. Let it cool down a bit and remove the other half of the shells.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter then add the salt and garlic. Cook until tender. remove from heat and mix in the breadcrumbs.
  • Top each mussel with the butter-garlic mix using a teaspoon. Add grated cheese on top. While doing this, preheat oven to 355°F/180°C. Line your baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil and arrange the mussels on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and a bit browned.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 3.5mg