25 Best Chestnut Recipes

Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup
3.4

There's nothing like a warm and cozy chestnut soup to brighten up a cool evening. You can use fresh or frozen chestnuts, whatever is available to you. The ...


By Michel Richard

Roasted Chestnut Custard

Roasted Chestnut Custard
3

Created by executive chef Beau MacMillan of elements restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., this recipe combines the traditional and loved flavors of Thanksgiving ...


By Beau MacMillan

Chestnut and Brioche Stuffing

Chestnut and Brioche Stuffing

This recipe uses elegant shelled French chestnuts and rich brioche bread to create an indulgent, flavorful stuffing that's for more than just stuffing the ...


By Jay Swift

Apple-Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing

Apple-Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing
2.9

Granny Smith apples, chestnuts, and homemade cornbread combine to make a memorable and delicious stuffing. And it's vegan, too. While store-bought cornbread ...


By Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Chestnut Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut Stuffing Recipe

Here’s a recipe for an exciting Thanksgiving stuffing from chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles. Chestnuts and pancetta are a classic ...


By Suzanne Goin

Mushroom and Chestnut Soup

Mushroom and Chestnut Soup

Nothing is better than a nice, hot cup of soup. Whether its for your Friendsgiving or because of this cold weather, this soup is the solution. It is ...


By Julie Kang

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage
3.2

Here's a quick side dish that's healthy and easy to prepare. Chestnuts and sage bring winter flavors to a fall favorite. Enjoy!


By BetterEats.com

Chestnut Cake with Pan-Roasted Pears Recipe

Chestnut Cake with Pan-Roasted Pears Recipe
4.3

To me, the perfect brunch dessert is one that is not too sweet, not too rich, and especially not too chocolaty — this chestnut cake fits the bill! Served ...


By Viviane Bauquet Farre

The Party Vegan's Chestnut Bisque Recipe

The Party Vegan's Chestnut Bisque Recipe
5

This rich velvety soup is a wonderful way to begin this festive meal.  If you can find jarred or frozen peeled chestnuts, it will cut down on your ...


By Robin Robertson

Maple-Glazed Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts Recipe

Maple-Glazed Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts Recipe
3.3

These perfectly shaped petit cabbages are irresistible when pan-roasted. Sweet, nutty, and slightly crunchy, they’re intensely flavorful tiny packages.But ...


By Viviane Bauquet Farre

Apple and Celery Root Soup with Chestnut Flan Recipe

Apple and Celery Root Soup with Chestnut Flan Recipe
4

This delicious soup combines the fall flavors of celery root and apple. The dish is completed with a savory chestnut flan, a succulent twist on the classic ...


By Lydia Shire

Handmade Chestnut Rigatoni with Braised Veal, Squash, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, and Pecorino

Handmade Chestnut Rigatoni with Braised Veal, Squash, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, and Pecorino

For a hearty hoilday meal, try this flavorful chestnut pasta with tender braised veal and vegetables. For more recipes, visit Justmarriedandcooking.com


By Couples Kitchen

Jonathan Jersualmy’s Chestnut Soup, Foie Gras Flan and Croque-en-Bouche

Jonathan Jersualmy’s  Chestnut Soup, Foie Gras Flan and Croque-en-Bouche

Sea Island’s Executive Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy is a native Frenchman and has incorporated his French influence into the holiday menus of the resort’s ...


By Elsa Säätelä

Roast Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts with Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

Roast Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts with Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe
3.15

A flavorful side dish that goes well with a beef rib roast, a roast chicken, or even just on it's own. If you can find raw, whole chestnuts, boil these ...


By Ben Pollinger

Pomegranate and Sun-Dried Tomato Glazed Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice, Olive, and Chestnut Stuffing

Pomegranate and Sun-Dried Tomato Glazed Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice, Olive, and Chestnut Stuffing

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, there is no better time to try out new recipes that put a spin on the typical menu. This Thanksgiving, chef ...


By Elyse Cromer

Luca Mancini’s Pollo ripeno alle castagne e tartufo nero (Chestnut and Black Truffle Stuffed Roast Chicken)

Luca Mancini’s Pollo ripeno alle castagne e tartufo nero (Chestnut and Black Truffle Stuffed Roast Chicken)

Executive Chef, Luca Mancini of Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand is originally from Italy.  A seasoned chef with extensive luxury hotel experience, Chef ...


By Elsa Säätelä

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
5

These cookies use agave nectar or raw honey instead of sugar and are gluten-free.


By Emily Jacobs

Lion's Head

Lion's Head

Lion's Head is a simple country dish made with meat and vegetables; yes, that's it. But what's with the name? The idea is that — OK, a little imagination ...


By savorychicks

Marcia’s Holiday Shrimp Toasts

Marcia’s Holiday Shrimp Toasts

Our clients ask for these every year and our kitchen makes ridiculous amounts of these during the holiday season. The secret's out, and we’re sharing our ...


By Robin Selden

Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup

Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup
2

Just 20 minutes of prep work, and you'll be ready to plug in your slow cooker for a broth-based soup that's richly seasoned with ginger. Use curly dried ...


By Better Homes and Gardens

Highland Sage Cocktail Recipe

Highland Sage Cocktail Recipe
5

On the winter cocktail menu at Saul in New York City is this wonderful Scotch-based drink featuring housemade Saigon cinnamon and walnut bitters. 


By Dan Carlson

Sweet and Zippy Stuffing Recipe

Sweet and Zippy Stuffing Recipe

Add a little zip to your holiday stuffing this year with Craisins and applesauce. You can make this stuffing a day in advance and bake it half an hour ...


By Oneida

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup
5

This simple recipe for hot and sour soup is the perfect choice for a cold day or an oncoming flu. It can be put together in a matter of minutes from ...


By Lynn Alley

Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet with Blackberry Valhrona Sauce Recipe

Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet with Blackberry Valhrona Sauce Recipe

Chocolate is not just for sweet dishes anymore. Chef Scott Campbell of New Leaf Restaurant & Bar uses cocoa nibs to season a bacon-wrapped venison fillet. ...


By Scott Campbell

Spring Salad with Marinated Skirt Steak Recipe

Spring Salad with Marinated Skirt Steak Recipe
2.2

As chefs always say, things that grow together go together, so this salad is a winner no matter what spring vegetables you choose to include. There are many ...


By Peggy Bourjaily

Chestnut

What is Chestnut?

Chestnut (Castanea) is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the edible nuts they produce.

Chestnut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Chestnut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.