Brussel sprouts with chestnuts

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Brussels sprouts and chestnuts
Brussels sprouts and chestnuts
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Like them or loathe them, sprouts are a staple part of Christmas dinner country-wide. This classic version with tasty chestnuts should convert even the most adamant of sprout-haters! This recipe really is a classic - it's tried and tested and gets great results every time. Chestnuts add a really nice flavour to the dish and make it extra festive. You really can't get more festive than sprouts and chestnuts, can you! You'll find yourself making this recipe year after year, it's such a failsafe, you won't need any other recipe. This recipe works really well for vegetarians too who aren't able to eat more meaty versions. Whether you're vegetarian or not, this Brussels sprouts with chestnuts recipe will quickly become a family favourite at Christmas!


  • 500-750g (1-1½lb) Brussels sprouts, prepared
  • 30g (1oz) butter
  • 200g packet cooked and peeled whole chestnuts
  • 1-2 level tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil; add the sprouts and cook for about 10 mins, until just tender. Drain well.
  2. Melt the butter in the same pan; add the chestnuts and stir to coat in the butter, then add the sprouts to the pan and mix well.
  3. Stir in parsley just before serving. Serve straight away.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 129(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g
  • Salt 0.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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