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Instant Pot Mussels with White Wine Sauce
4.89 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Mussels

Learn how to steam mussels in an Instant Pot. It's the absolute quickest way to cook mussels. This Instant Pot Mussels recipe makes the perfect appetizer to feed a crowd. It's fancy but so easy to make. 
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2
Calories 523 kcal


  • a pressure cooker


  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 4 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 1 shallot, (minced)
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, (diced)
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth

For serving:

  • fresh lemon


  • Soak mussels in cold saltwater (3 cups of water + ¼ cup of salt) for about 15 minutes. Discard open mussels, scrub the shells, de-beard, and rinse until the water runs clear.
  • Select the "sauté" setting. When the pot displays "hot", melt butter. Cook garlic and shallots just until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes, cook for 1 minute. Add white wine and broth. Stir to combine.
  • Add cleaned mussels into the pot and secure the Instant Pot lid. Select the "manual" setting, adjust the pressure to "low", and set it to "1 minute". Once the cooking cycle is completed, carefully do quick release.
  • Transfer the mussels to serving bowls, discard the unopened ones. Taste the broth, season with salt and black pepper if needed. Serve the mussels with white wine sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice.


Dry White Wine: 
You can use any white wine that isn't sweet and with a high acidity, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc.


Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 31gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 892mgPotassium: 1219mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2095IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 10mg
Keyword How to Cook Mussels in an Instant Pot, Instant Pot Mussels
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