Easy chestnut stuffing

December 14, 2015

easy-chestnut-stuffingThis is, in fact, the easiest and most delicious chestnut stuffing ever. I made it up, so determine quantities and proportion to your liking. I swear, it really doesn’t matter.

“This is the stuffing from now until infinity,” my husband pronounced on Thanksgiving.

Easy Chestnut stuffing


Chestnuts, roasted or in a jar
Onion, chopped fairly smal
Sliced mushrooms, any kind
Apple cut in small pieces so they cook more quickly
Chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you are vegetarian)
Stick of butter
Herbed stuffing mix (the bread chunks) or your own

Saute onions, mushrooms in butter until almost cooked.

Add small apple chunks and mix. Cook a little more.

Mix in cooked chestnuts.  Roasting chestnuts in the quantity I use for stuffing is too big a pain. I use chestnuts in a jar, or you can use the ones that come in a refrigerated package. The jars appear at Whole Foods before Thanksgiving and disappear really quickly during the season. I buy in quantity, because we love them as snacks, too.  Trader Joe’s sometimes has the refrigerated packaged chestnuts. Roast if you want, but I don’t do that for stuffiing.

Put dry herbed stuffing mix in a big bowl. I buy a bag of it and since it’s already herbed, well, it’s easy.

Add the sauteed mix to the stuffing mix and combine well.    The stuffing mix package tells you how much broth to use; I used a little more, maybe two cups. You’ll know when it’s the right consistency.

Transfer to the right sized baking dish after you’ve sprayed it down with Pam.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until apples are cooked.

That’s it. Easy chestnut stuffing. I’m telling you, it is delicious.

50 comments on “Easy chestnut stuffing
  1. Haralee says:

    I wish I liked chestnuts but I don’t. It is the only nut that I don’t care for and it has haunted me my whole life. Skating as a kid, there was a chestnut roaster vendor and as a tween and teen to have someone buy you some fresh hot chestnuts was a big deal!

  2. Toni McCloe says:

    Smounds delicious. I’m going to try it.

  3. Carla says:

    My holiday wrapped up last evening but the husband’s holiday starts oh too soon :-).
    Did I mention his extended family is coming to visit?? I needed this recipe 🙂

  4. Oh Carol, you temptress, you! Yum!!

  5. This sounds delicious. I love chestnuts and I can’t wait to try this.

  6. I would have never of thought of chestnut stuffing. Different for sure and it sounds amazing Ill have to try it out.

  7. This is very similar to my recipe. I love it! We will be having it for Christmas.

  8. andi says:

    this looks like that it really lives up to its title – it’s easy – and it looks SO good!

  9. andi says:

    this recipe looks like its title – easy enough to do – and it looks SO delicious too!

  10. Any recipe that contains “a stick of butter” has to be a winner! I associate chestnuts with the roasting aroma on Manhattan corners in the winter. But I’ve never cooked with them before. Maybe now’s the time to try. God knows, I can eat stuffing straight through to Easter!

  11. I love Chestnuts so much that they would never make it into the stuffing…. but I’ll get my husband to cook this, then it’ll have a chance.

  12. That looks amazing! I’m pinning it so I’ll have it for later. I tried a new version because I was only making it for a side dish for my brother’s dinner. I found it on Pinterest and I wanted it because it was a slow cooker version and it was delicious as well. I’ve only fixed my mom’s, but its nice to try new things.

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    I so love chestnuts! On its own or if it’s part of a wonderful recipe, I don’t really mind. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  14. Liz Mays says:

    I’ve been wondering where to get roasted chestnuts, so I’m so glad you told us. This sounds pretty fabulous!

  15. Estelle says:

    I have never seen a recipe for chestnut stuffing before. I’ll have to bookmark this one.

  16. Sounds delicious… I will follow steps and will try to make it in my kitchen!!

  17. Kimberly says:

    I’ve never had a Chestnut, which is so surprising when I think about it! The recipe looks yummy, Carol. Thanks for sharing!
    Kimberly XO

  18. Andrea B. says:

    I honestly don’t think I’ve ever really tried chestnuts. Which is weird, since I lived most of my life in NY and they roast ’em on the streets there!

  19. Lisa Rios says:

    Though I love it, I have never thought of chestnut stuffing before. But it looks like a delicious choice to go ahead & I would love one such recipe for Christmas.

  20. Dr Roshan R says:

    I honestly haven’t tried any form of chest nut dressing in the past but this seems quite easy and a good combination to try out.

  21. Sue says:

    I’m not a huge chestnut fan but might give this a whirl for the Christmas turkey. The family in Italy love them.

  22. Sound yummy. I did roast chestnuts a long time ago and they were delicious. I didn’t know you could buy them refrigerated or in a jar. I must try them and this recipe.

  23. beth grossman says:

    yes totally agree ; my mom made this. Never added apple though.
    I like a shallot sauteed in there too.
    I also like cornbread stuffing instead of bread.
    But definitely chesnuts!!

  24. Rosemond says:

    Just the mention of chestnuts and stuffing puts me in the holiday mood!

  25. Silly Mummy says:

    Sounds lovely – I love stuffing (& chestnuts)!

  26. This sounds delicious! My husband is a stuffing addict so we will have to try this!

  27. Lisa J Lewis says:

    What a delight! Easy Chestnut Stuffing! I have to try this! Perfect for the holidays!

  28. This is the first time I am hearing about this and my mouth is just watering! I love chestnut and stuffing so I can only imagine what this would be like. Thanks for sharing!!

  29. Lee says:

    This sounds SO good. Need to try this recipe out this weekend!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  30. Helene says:

    Oh yum, I could definitely go for this. Pinning it and can’t wait to try it.

  31. Amber Myers says:

    OOo this sounds awesome! I am a huge fan of stuffing.

  32. pat says:

    yummyyummy chestnuts are delicious! especially when served savory!

  33. Chloe says:

    I’ve never actually eaten chestnuts but they definitely seem like they have a holiday feel about them. Will have to give this a try 🙂

  34. MilicA says:

    I’m sure it is delicious!

  35. Hailey says:

    Sounds tasty!

  36. oow this is very interesting. Something to be made for next Thanksgiving.

  37. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is so festive! Chestnuts are a staple during the Holidays and it would be awesome to have this stuffing on the Christmas table along with the other dishes! It’s really nice!

  38. DogVills says:

    My mom loves to eat chestnuts and this one is very easy.. Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes.

  39. This sounded so good that I pinned it so I could make it for Christmas dinner. Thanks for a great new recipe to try.

  40. Ellie says:

    Yum! I love chestnuts, I’m definitely trying this for the Holidays

  41. kelly reci says:

    Looks finely delicious! So starving with this chestnuts really like these especially if this chestnuts roasted.

  42. kelly reci says:

    Can’t wait to try this! I will follow this recipe and make this. So looks delicious.

  43. Ourfamilyworld says:

    Looks so good! Really like eating chestnuts especially with my family! Really love it!

  44. Rosey says:

    I have never tried chestnuts before. ’tis the season though, so I will keep a look out!


    Omg can we say yum?!?! I must give this a try!!!

  46. jill conyers says:

    This sounds delicious. I’ve been working on a new gluten free stuffing recipe that I can’t wait to try on the family.

  47. Angela Key Milnes says:

    This is absolutely looks great! I love chestnut

  48. Krysten says:

    That is one of the most simple chestnut stuffing recipes that I have ever seen!
    I bet it tastes fabulous, especially with the apples. I love apple and chestnuts as flavor combinations.

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