Roasted Chestnut Stuffing


If you've never tried chestnuts, this is the perfect time of year to give them a go. They have a subtle flavor and smooth texture that brings a fantastic richness to stuffing.

Roasted Chestnut Stuffing
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
40 mins
Roast Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 cup dried white bread cubes

  • 1 recipe Roasted Chestnuts or one 15-ounce can chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup chicken broth (optional)

Roasted Chestnuts

  • 2 pound fresh chestnuts


  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and carrot; cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in parsley (if desired), poultry seasoning, and pepper.

  2. In a very large bowl combine celery mixture, bread cubes, and Roasted Chestnuts. Drizzle with enough of the 1 to 1 1/3 cups broth to moisten, tossing lightly to combine. Place stuffing in a 2-quart casserole. (To serve today, omit Step 3 and continue as directed in Step 4, except bake, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until hot in center [165°F].)

  3. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for up to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. If chilled, remove plastic wrap. If desired, drizzle stuffing with an additional 1/4 cup chicken broth to moisten. Bake, covered, for 40 to 50 minutes or until hot in center (165°F).

Roasted Chestnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. With a knife, cut an X into the shells of chestnuts. Spread chestnuts on a large baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes; cool. Peel and coarsely chop.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
6g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 25.4mg 127%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 375mg 8%
Folate, total 76.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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