Roasted Chestnuts

As much as we all enjoy a friend gathering with the goal of making an open fire and roast some chestnuts this is not always possible for a reason or another. For those times there is still a good solution to enjoy some delicious warm roasted chestnuts at any our of the day.

The solution is very simple, quick and clean and is made on the stove top. All you need is a cast iron pan, a lid, a sharp knife and of course .. the miraculous chestnuts.

If possible try to use chestnuts that have similar sizes so they can roast evenly.

Did you know that beside being amazingly delicious,  chestnuts are rich in Vitamin C, B1, B2 and A, are low in calories and fat in comparison to other nuts like cashews for instance? They also are believed to help people with anemia, improve blood circulation, good for the heart and digestive system. Wow.. so not only they taste good but healthy too.

Hope this is convincing enough to try eating more chestnuts this season:) Don’t forget to let me know if you try these Roasted Chestnuts. Enjoy!

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

5 from 1 vote
Roasted Chestnuts on stove top for the moments when an open fire is not possible and still can enjoy some delicious warm roasted chestnuts at any our of the day.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound whole chestnuts in shell


  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut an X into the skin of each chestnut. 
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat until hot.
  • Add chestnuts, cover the pan with the lid and roast stirring every few minutes, to roast all sides,  for about 15 – 20  minutes.
  • While they’re still warm, remove the shells and skin. Enjoy! 



Serving: 1gCalories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 50.1gProtein: 1.9gFat: 1.4g
Calories: 222kcal
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chestnuts, how to roast chestnuts, iron cast pan, iron cast skillet, roast chestnuts iron cast pan, roasted chestnuts

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  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    I love chestnuts. I bought some this week and I’m going to make Japanese chestnut rice tomorrow. 🙂 Roasted chestnuts are the best snack in fall! I look forward to these every fall. I will try with frying pan next!

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