When mussels and turkey sausage meet up with white wine and tomato, pure kitchen alchemy occurs in this quick dinner recipe. The broth that brews at the bottom of the pot will make you feel that a piece of crusty bread (for soaking, of course) is your new best friend.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, garlic and shallot and cook, breaking up the sausage into small pieces, until it is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Add tomatoes, wine and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in mussels. Cover and cook just until the mussels have opened, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and discard any unopened mussels. Serve with the sauce from the pot, sprinkled with basil.


To clean mussels, rinse very well under cold running water and use a stiff brush to remove any barnacles or grit from the shell. Discard any mussels with broken shells or any shells that remain open after you tap them lightly. Pull off any fibrous “beard” that might be pinched between the shells; the “beards” of most cultivated mussels are already removed.

Nutrition Facts

280.8 calories; protein 24.6g 49% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.8g 3% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 10.2g 16% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 69.9mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 912.5IU 18% DV; vitamin c 18mg 30% DV; folate 64.2mcg 16% DV; calcium 52.5mg 5% DV; iron 5.3mg 30% DV; magnesium 48.2mg 17% DV; potassium 501.8mg 14% DV; sodium 513.2mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Follow the recipe exactly to a T and it was absolutely delicious I will definitely be making this again Read More
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delicious The only wine I had was vermouth. I also used spicy turkey sausage. It was easy to make and quite delicious. I sopped up every last bit of sauce. Be sure to get fresh mussels. Pros: quick easy Read More
Rating: 1 stars
nasty Read More