Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

These Brussels Sprouts with chestnuts are a wonderful holiday side dish. This recipe is originated from France, and will certainly bring a special flavor to your holiday meal. As I love both Brussel sprouts and chestnuts I could hardly wait until this dish was done. The sweet and soft chestnuts makes a perfect combination with the crisp brussels sprouts.

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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

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Brussels Sprouts with chestnuts are a wonderful holiday side dish. This recipe originated from France brings a special flavor to your holiday table.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 pound (500g) Brussels Sprouts
  • 9 oz (250g) chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp (30g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Mark chestnuts with an X on flat side. Bring a pan of water to the boil over medium high-heat. Drop in the chestnuts and boil for about 6-8 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  • Remove few chestnuts from the pan leaving the others in the water until ready to peel. Using a knife remove the shell and skin while chestnuts are still hot. 
  • Put the peeled chestnuts in a pan with milk and enough water to completely cover them and simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside. 
  • Remove any yellow leaves from the Brussels sprout, trim the roots and mark an X on the underside to cook evenly.
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the Brussel Sprouts and water and cook covered over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water if necessary. 
  • Add the chestnuts and toss the mixture to combine and cook for a few minutes until the sprouts and chestnuts are heated through. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot as a holiday side dish. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 42.3gProtein: 6.3gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 18mgSugar: 5.2g
Calories: 251kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Brussels Sprouts, Brussels Sprouts recipes, chestnuts

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  1. Kiri W Author says:

    Oooh, intriguing! I just recently had my first successful attempt at liking Brussel sprouts, but I die fro chestnuts – I’ll have to try this one!

  2. RavieNomNoms Author says:

    This is so great! I love brussel sprouts!

  3. Professor Vegetable Author says:

    What a divine combination!

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