Kid approved mussels

Mussels are super fast and easy to cook, and there are so many ways to prepare them, but it’s always challenging when your kids say it tastes nothing else than icky. I think I just found the perfect kid-friendly mussels recipe. My kids love spaghetti, so I decided to add ground beef to my classic marinara recipe, minus the white wine, and believe it or not, they asked for more.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 989kcal


  • Cuisinart 360 XL Griddle


  • 3 lbs mussels cleaned & debarred
  • lbs ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 4 clove garlic chopped
  • ½ cup parsley flat leaf
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat. I am using the Cuisinart 360 XL griddle for this cook.
  • Add some butter, then the ground beef, and chop the meat. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Place a cast iron skillet or any oven-safe pans on the other side of your griddle.
  • Add some butter with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Add the chopped garlic, parsley and stir so the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the cooked ground beef and the marinara sauce and mix everything together. Let's cook for about 5 minutes, so the sauce starts to bubble.
  • Add the mussels into the sauce and give a good mix. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with sliced toasted bread on some spaghetti noodles.


Serving: 1lbs | Calories: 989kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 2270mg | Potassium: 2177mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2431IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 17mg
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