Chestnut and Chorizo Soup

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Ozzy

A tasty, flavourful soup perfect for Christmas starters or a lunch for the days when you've eaten too much :) and fancy a healthier alternative - so simple, really tasty and a bit spicy, yum!

Top Review by AllergyGirl

A very creative recipe, and quite tasty. However, the chorizo dominates the flavor. I was looking forward to getting to taste chestnuts for the first time, but I'm still not sure what they taste like.

Also, one thing I would change is the prep time. We started making this recipe at 6:50 p.m. and couldn't eat it until 8 p.m. We had just harvested the chestnuts from our tree, and it took about 30 minutes to score them, boil them and peel their shells off. Then it also takes a while to chop the garlic, onion and tomatoes. Definitely more effort than 25 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the onion and garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes and simmer for five minutes.
  3. then add the chestnuts and simmer for a further three minutes.
  4. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until everything is tender.
  5. Allow the soup to cool a little, then liquidise it in batches.
  6. Return the soup to the pan, add the chorizo and simmer for a few minutes, or until hot.
  7. Serve with the parsley as garnish.

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