Chestnut stuffing

    1 hour 15 min

    Moist, flavourful chestnut stuffing for turkey. This recipe is a Christmas family tradition in our house!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 285g chestnuts
    • 325g butter or margarine
    • 75g chopped onion
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
    • 2 (500g) loaves day-old bread, cubed
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. With a sharp knife, cut slits in the surface of the chestnuts. Place chestnuts in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to the boil. Cook 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain, peel and chop.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Melt butter or margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chestnuts, onion, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning, and cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium baking dish, and mix with the cubed bread.
    4. In a small bowl, beat together eggs and milk, and drizzle over the cubed bread mixture.
    5. Bake 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until surface is crisp and lightly browned.

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    Hi everyone, this is a wonderful recipe but it defiantly needs adjusting. I used 1 loaf NOT two! 1/2 cup of milk, and 4 eggs. it tastes amazing with the alterations. Without it it tastes way too dry!  -  25 Nov 2015


    I made this as the first person did but I made mine with gluten free bread and it turn out very good  -  05 Nov 2016


    My husband and I had all my family to our house for Thanksgiving this year. It was the first timeI had ever cooked an entire turkey with dressing and gravy. So this was a big deal. Everything had to be perfect. I came across this recipe and thought I'd try it out. IT WAS AWESOME!! It was very easy and didn't take a long time to prepare. The chestnuts really add a nice flavor texture to the stuffing. And it goes GREAT with gravy. We will be adding this to our repetoire of family recipes to be used on Thanksgivings and Christmas' in our homes from here on out. Thank you for sharing! Sincerely, Paige Cassidy  -  04 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)