Chestnut Dressing Recipe- vegetarian and festive, Chestnut Dressing is a perfect side dish with any Christmas meal!

Chestnut Dressing

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chestnut dressing, chestnut recipes, chestnut stuffing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 550 kcal

Roasted Chestnut Dressing is a rich and buttery stuffing recipe using roasted chestnuts, apples and raisins. The perfect holiday side dish! 



  • 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
  • Cumberland Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish or casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix chestnuts through black pepper. Pour in the chicken stock, butter and cream and mix until evenly moistened.
  3. Spread into baking dish. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Remove and serve! It is very tasty withCumberland Sauce!
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be used as a turkey stuffing, but cut in half and do not stuff the bird to the brim. Make sure the internal temperature of the turkey is correct. Since stuffing contains no raw meat, you'll be good to go! 

Nutrition Facts
Chestnut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 1429mg62%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.