Chestnut Dressing Recipe is a vegetarian and festive side dish perfect for any holiday meal.
Velvety chestnuts, raisins, celery and apple with a crispy top layer. Oh, happy day, chestnut lovers! Chestnuts are an honored holiday tradition. Some simply roast them, soak them in a candy coating or incorporate it into savory dishes, like Chestnut Stuffing.
Chestnut stuffing can be served with a juicy turkey or even better, alongside a Sweet Roasted Goose with Cumberland Sauce! The most challenging part of this recipe is by far the roasting and peeling of chestnuts. While in holiday songs, it sounds like a simple, even pleasurable task, I will tell you the truth. It is not. But also not impossible and if you are like me, you actually enjoy the satisfaction knowing YOU did it. However, if you choose to buy them shelled, I totally understand.
However you choose to get those silly little nuts out of the shell, Chestnut Dressing, filled with apples, raisins and celery, is the perfect holiday side dish! If you want to try another fun dressing, try my Chinese Sausage Dressing!
Don’t forget to PIN Chestnut Dressing!
- 3 cups chestnuts roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 14 ounce bag herb stuffing mix
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 red apple cored and diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish or casserole with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, mix chestnuts through black pepper. Pour in the chicken stock, butter and cream and mix until evenly moistened.
Spread into baking dish. Bake for 1 hour.
Remove and serve! It is very tasty withCumberland Sauce!