Christmas Chestnut Brussels Sprouts

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Busters friend

This is our rendition of a dish we were served at an anniversary dinner in a Georgian restaurant on Queen Anne in Seattle. The sweet, unctuous & slight bitterness all balance wonderfully! Enjoy as a dish on the sideboard during the holidays or for a special dinner whenever the weather is cold. I like to roast my own chestnuts & peel while hanging out the evening before - but jarred chestnuts way easier & pretty darn good, just a bit softer to work with.

Top Review by smellicious

I was looking for a recipe to use chestnuts. This is similar to another brussels sprouts recipe I have and the chestnuts are a good compliment. I slit my chestnuts and place in a paper bag or covered dish and microwave them. I browned them during the saute process. I used powdered ginger instead of nutmeg (from my other recipe) and omitted the onions. This is a great seasonal dish. Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large heavy bottomed sauté pan & add onions. Sauté over med-low heat until onions are caramelized.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts, toss to coat with butter & sauté until sprouts heated through, around 4 minutes.
  3. Add chestnuts to pan with onions & sprouts, add nutmeg & salt. Toss to coat evenly, gently as chestnuts break up. Heat through 1 to 2 minutes, then pour into heated bowl.
  4. Top with fresh ground pepper & more butter if desired.

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