Chilli Mussels Thermomix Recipe

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My dad LOVES mussels, and with Easter around the corner I thought it was a perfect excuse to get back in to the kitchen and cooking for this amazingly supportive community.

Cooking your mussels in your Thermo cooker is not only really quick, but they turn out plumper and less rubbery according to my family (I’ll take their word on this one…) – This has a great kick to it, but you can always reduce the chilli content for a more mild version. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did developing it after a little recovery break.

Love Nik xx

Chilli Mussels Thermomix Recipe

skinnymixer's Chilli Mussels

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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 373kcal


  • 1 medium brown onion - peeled, quartered
  • 3 cloves of garlic - peeled
  • 3 fresh long red chillies - roughly chopped (you can deseed them and reduce the amount for mild)
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 400 g tin of diced tomato - I recommend Ardmona
  • 30 g tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp stock concentrate
  • 100 g water
  • 1 kg fresh mussels - debearded

to serve

  • handful of fresh continental parsley - roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp capers - optional


  • Add onion, garlic and chilli to mixer bowl. Chop for 3-5 sec/speed 5/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except for the mussels and serving ingredients. Cook for 10 min/steaming temp/speed 1/MC off.Put the deep steaming tray in place to avoid splatter in your kitchen.
  • Put the mussels into the deep steaming tray and cook for a further 7 min/steaming temp/speed 2 or until mussels are opened and cooked.
  • Stir through the sauce and mussels into a serving bowl, top with parsley and capers and enjoy!


You can swap out the mussels for firm fish, prawns or crab as well for an alternative seafood 🙂
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Serving: 285g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.2g | Protein: 33.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Sodium: 1290mg | Sugar: 8.2g



  1. A question, if i double the sauce recipe, will this be too much for the jug? Was hoping to do 1.5kg mussels in varoma.

  2. 5 stars
    Tonight’s dinner. So quick, so simple, so delicious. Served it with fresh crusty bread to soak up the ever so tasty sauce.

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this was! I used 2 chilli (and only one with seeds) – it was just the right amount of spice for us! I love the idea of using half wine and half water – will definitely try that next time!
    Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe Nik x

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night , Super easy and delicious. We used 2 kgs of mussels and mixed them at the 7 minute mark then extended the time for about another 5 -7 mins . Turned out amazing.

  5. 4 stars
    Great recipe, although the onion and garlic was still raw so I’ll cook them off first next time. I used two whole birdseyes and a little wine added.

  6. Once again you have outdone yourself Nik, hubby wants to do 2kg if mussels to the same ratio of sauc.
    To say the least absolutely awesome. And will do have again.
    I might reduce the sauce to make a marinara for another day 🙂

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  8. Maybe a stupid question but if I’m doing 2kg of mussels should I double the sauce ingredients?

  9. So easy and tasty! Whole family thoroughly enjoyed! My son loved it so much he called his nan the next day to tell her he had chili mussels for dinner.,

  10. Dumb question Nik, a kg of mussels would feed how many mussel loving people for a main meal?

  11. Made this today, it was very nice. I added 50g white wine and 50g water instead of just water. Will make again

  12. This was really good. I made it into a fettuccine marinara. I cooked the sauce for 25mins, used 70g tomato paste and 2 tsp sugar before steaming 500g of marinara mix for 10 mins. 1 Birdseye chilli w half the seeds removed was perfect for us. Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to trying your recipe as is in future!

  13. I have tried to print these recipes but the page comes out blank. I am printing off an iPad. Could you please advise.

    1. I have exactly the same problem, i have to use my computer or on the iPad, screen shot the recipe and print that.

  14. This sounds delicious. Can i ask what may be a silly question – is the deep steaming tray the varoma or the basket that goes in the thermomix?

        1. Meaning the big attachment that goes on top of the thermal cooker used steam in. Use the big deep tray that goes inside 🙂

  15. Going to make this on the weekend can you double this recipe?

    It looks delicious don’t think 1 kilo will do
    Cheers Nik

  16. Absolutely delicious, next time I’m going to double the sauce and stir it through some homemade pasta xx

  17. Thank you for another beautiful recipe! Made this today to start our family easter lunch and it was loved by everyone! As we’re on holidays, I didn’t have my Thermomix but this was still so simple to make and so delicious.

  18. I made this tonight with green endeavour prawns and it was delicious. Such depth of flavour but so quick and easy to make. Thanks NikE

  19. We made this tonight for our Good Friday dinner. We used a fillet of hoki and some prawns. It was delicious. Next time I’m going to add a couple of Birdseye chillies because I like a little more heat.
    Thanks for an easy seafood meal, Nik.

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