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2 bowls of mushrooms, spinach and mussels on creamy polenta

Mussels with Wine Sauce on Creamy Polenta

Everything about this dish is so delicious!  Especially the broth the mussels are cooked in.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword mussels with wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 210kcal



  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces goat cheese


  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 10 ounces sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 10 ounces baby spinach one package
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or 2 cloves of garlic


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup dry white wine
  • 5 ounces mussels pre-packaged without shells
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


Make it!

  • In a medium saucepan, set chicken broth to boil, add polenta and 1/2 teaspoon salt and let cook for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes
  • Add goat cheese and continue to cook and stir for 5 minutes until cheese is melted
  • Meanwhile, put sauté pan on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons chicken broth, mushrooms, garlic paste and salt and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add spinach and stir until wilted
  • Meanwhile put another sauté pan on medium heat, add butter, chicken broth, wine and mussels and sauté for 5 - 7 minutes.  If you are using fresh mussels in the shell, once the shells open, it's done
  • Spoon polenta into two shallow bowls or plates
  • Spoon some mushrooms and spinach mixture on the polenta
  • Top it off with mussels and broth
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


I cook the polenta, mushrooms and spinach and mussels at the same time to cut down on the time it takes to cook! You will have lots of mushrooms and spinach leftover so, it's a great side dish!
You can also use fresh mussels.  You can cook them and place them with their shells on the polenta.  I just prefer shucked.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4720IU | Vitamin C: 26.7mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.9mg