Mussel Chowder Recipe with Tomatoes

Mussel and tomato chowder

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Try our light, tomato-based chowder with mussels and fresh cherry tomatoes, plus a dash of tabasco for extra punch


Make this mussel and tomato chowder, then check out our tomato souptomato pasta, tuna and tomato salad and more tomato recipes.

Clean mussels by rinsing them, pulling off any beards and throwing away any that won’t close when tapped on the sink.



  • fish or chicken stock 400ml
  • mussels 1kg, cleaned
  • olive oil
  • potato 1 large, peeled and cubed
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • bay leaf 1
  • thyme 1 sprig
  • white wine 200ml
  • cherry tomatoes 300g
  • parsley a small bunch, roughly chopped
  • Tabasco to season


  • Step 1

    Bring the fish stock to a simmer in a large pan and tip in the mussels. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until all the mussels open. drain, reserving the liquid.

  • Step 2

    Put a little oil in the pan and add the potato and onion. stir and fry for a few minutes until the onion softens. Add the garlic, herbs and white wine. simmer for a minute, strain in the mussel cooking liquid through a fine sieve (hold back any grit if you see it) and simmer until the potato softens, then add the tomatoes and parsley and simmer until the tomatoes start to burst.

  • Step 3

    Pull most of the mussels from the shells and add them back to the chowder, season well then add the remaining mussels with their shells. season with tabasco and a swirl of olive oil.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 195
  • Fat 3.1g
  • Saturates 0.5g
  • Carbs 17g
  • Fibre 3.6g
  • Protein 16.8g
  • Salt 0.9g