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Mussels with beer, leeks and cream in a white bowl.
Mussels with Beer, Leeks and Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Mussels with Beer Leeks and Cream are great flavors that blend well together. Just start with fresh mussels. Add some leeks, beer and cream and you have a delicious sauce with nice and tender mussles. So quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker or Instant pots.

Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick and Easy, Seafood, Paleo Friendly
Servings: 2
Calories: 634 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 leeks, washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
  • 12 ounce Belgian-style or Trappist-style beer
  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • lemon wedges, for serving
  1. Clean the mussels by scrubbing them with a brush under running water. Pull off the beard (the whiskery hairs protruding from the shell). Discard any mussels that are open, broken or don't close their shells when tapped. 

  2.  Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN or SAUTE setting.

  3. Add the butter and sauté the celery and leeks for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the beer and stir. Add the mussels and lock the lid in place. 

  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 4 minutes.

  5. Release the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Transfer the mussels to a serving dish, discarding any mussels that did not open (do not force them open). 

  6. Stir in the heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the mussels in the serving dish. Garnish with parsley and some squeezed lemon and serve with warm, crusty bread for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
Mussels with Beer, Leeks and Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 816mg34%
Potassium 1011mg29%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 3285IU66%
Vitamin C 31.8mg39%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 11.1mg62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.