Air Fryer Frozen Mussels

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These Air Fryer Frozen Mussels cook up tender and delicious. With just 10 minutes in the air fryer, they are perfectly cooked and ready to be enjoyed.

fork holding cooked mussel

Frozen Mussels In The Air Fryer

No need to defrost these mussels! The air fryer cooks them right from frozen. This recipe is perfect for when you want flavorful mussels for a fancy appetizer or to add to pasta or soup. The mussels are ready in minutes and cooked just right.

hand holding air fryer with mussels

It’s so convenient to keep a pack of frozen mussels in the freezer that you can pull out whenever you have guests. Add them to the air fryer and get ready for delicious mussels that smell amazing. We love to serve these with dipping sauces like cocktail sauce, herbed butter, or even hot sauce. It’s really up to you!

mussels in air fryer basket

Love easy seafood recipes? Pull out that air fryer and heat up some Air Fryer Frozen Seafood Medley Mix, Air Fryer Frozen Seapak Clam Strips, or Frozen Salmon Burgers In Air Fryer. All cook up crispy and delicious.

mussels on a plate

How To Make Air Fryer Frozen Mussels

Start by opening up a 1 lb package of frozen mussels and pouring the contents into the air fryer basket. Place the basket back in the air fryer.

Heat at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, pausing halfway through cooking time to mix up the mussels with a spatula for more even cooking.

When time is up, open the air fryer and use a spatula to move mussels from the air fryer basket to a serving plate or bowl.

package of frozen mussels in front of air fryer

Cooking Tips

  • No need to thaw the mussels, the air fryer cooks them from frozen
  • You may need to give the air fryer basket a little shake to help all the frozen mussels fit inside
  • Be sure to mix up the mussels halfway through cooking time

heated mussels on a plate

Can I Cook Frozen Mussels Without Defrosting?

Yes! You can boil, bake, grill, or air fry frozen mussels without thawing them first. They will cook up perfect and tender. This is a great time-saver!

fork holding mussel in shell

How Many Minutes Do You Cook Mussels In The Air Fryer?

For tender, juicy mussels, cook for about 10 minutes if they are frozen. If the mussels are thawed or fresh, you can cook them for 5-7 minutes for best results. Time can vary according to the heat you use or the amount of liquid in the mussels.

Frozen Mussels in air fryer basket

What To Serve With Air Fryer Frozen Mussels

These tender mussels are delicious on pasta dishes like Instant Pot Pasta (How To Cook Pasta In The Instant Pot), Easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp Linguine Seafood Pasta Recipe, or Pasta Recipe With Cherry Tomatoes And Ricotta Cheese.

hand opening air fryer basket to show cooked mussels inside

Or serve the air fryer mussels as is, and top them with a homemade sauce like Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe (Fresh Italian Homemade Pesto, Best Ever), Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce, or Creamy Garlic Yogurt Dill Sauce.

air fryer opened to show easy appetizer frozen mussels

More Seafood Dishes To Try

Instant Pot Frozen Seafood Medley

Parmesan Crusted Cod Fish

Air Fryer Frozen Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish

Air Fryer Frozen Crab Cakes

Popcorn Shrimp In Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Frozen Mussels

These Air Fryer Frozen Mussels cook up tender and delicious. With just 10 minutes in the air fryer, they are perfectly cooked and ready to be enjoyed.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Seafood
Keyword: Air Fryer Frozen Mussels
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 50kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb mussels pre-cooked, frozen

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Instructions

  • Start by opening up a 1 lb package of frozen mussels and pouring the contents into the air fryer basket. Place the basket back in the air fryer.
  • Heat at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, pausing halfway through cooking time to mix up the mussels with a spatula for more even cooking.
  • When time is up, open the air fryer and use a spatula to move mussels from the air fryer basket to a serving plate or bowl.

Notes

  • No need to thaw the mussels, the air fryer cooks them from frozen
  • You may need to give the air fryer basket a little shake to help all the frozen mussels fit inside
  • Be sure to mix up the mussels halfway through cooking time
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 185mg | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg
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