Chestnut Dressing

Chestnut Dressing


Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is one way to cook them, and here’s another:  Chestnut Dressing!

Preparation time:

Bake time:  45 mins @ 375 F


1 loaf French or Italian bread      2 Tbls. butter        1 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and diced

1 1/2 cups celery, diced        1 cup  diced red bell pepper      2 tsp  dried sage

2 cups chicken bouillion       1 lb. chestnuts, peeled and chopped       3-4 Tbls chopped parsley

Salt and pepper for taste


In a cuisinart or blender, break apart the french bread into small pieces, but not too small.  Set aside to dry out a bit.

Butter a large baking dish.

In a large pan melt butter.  Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 – 4 minutes.  Add celery, bell pepper and sage.  Stir and cook about 3 minutes.  Set aside.

Get your bread crumbs and put them into a large bowl.  Toss with a large fork and add bouillion, sauteed onion, chestnuts, parsley and salt and pepper.  Toss until everything is mixed together well.

Spray a baking dish with Pam and pour the bread mixture into it.  Bake for 45 minutes and your done!

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