Chestnut, pea and bacon stuffing

Chestnut, pea and bacon stuffing


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About this recipe: A delicious and novel recipe for chestnut stuffing with peas and bacon - perfect at Christmas or any time of year!

Serves: 10 

  • 500g chestnuts
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 250g bacon, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 125g onions, finely chopped
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 250g peas
  • 1 pinch dried rosemary
  • 1 pinch dried sage
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1 pinch dried parsley
  • 1 pinch dried mint
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 250g breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Slit the chestnuts on both sides using a small knife. Boil chestnuts in water for 5 - 10 minutes. Boil chestnuts in water for 5 - 10 minutes.
  2. Cook chestnuts in stock for 5 minutes, then allow to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  4. Fry the bacon and onions with a knob of butter until onions and soft and without colour.
  5. Combine chestnuts, onion, bacon, peas (thawed) and herbs, together with 3 beaten eggs, breadcrumbs and 50g butter.
  6. Grease a deep 9x13-inch baking pan with remaining butter.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.


Use any combination of herbs that you like - try experimenting with other flavours - orange zest, etc.

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