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How to Cook Brussel Sprouts & Chestnuts

This recipe for Brussel Sprouts & Chestnuts is such a lovely addition to a Fall or Winter table.

Brussel sproutsChristmas & chestnuts just seem to go together, and this dish certainly is festive. It’s so pretty with the whole sprouts, chestnuts & pearl onions, all round & beautiful.

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts & Chestnuts:

If fresh chestnuts aren’t available, use vacuum-packed ones. The canned ones won’t really enhance this dish.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Serve with: butter
Prep Time: 15 – 20 min
Cook Time: 30 – 35 min
Yields: 6 – 8 servings



  1. In a large sauté pan on medium heat, melt butter. * Tip: Bacon drippings are okay to use too.
  2. Add small pearl onions & chestnuts.
  3. Tilt pan back & forth to make sure onions & chestnuts are all covered with the fat & slowly cook until all are browned on all sides. This will take 10 – 15 min. * Tip: Do not burn or char.
  4. Add Brussel sprouts, chicken broth, bay leaf, parsley or thyme, cayenne pepper, sherry, salt & pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium. Then, cover & simmer until sprouts are tender – 15 min or thereabouts.
  6. Remove bay leaf, parsley & thyme before serving.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish & gently stir in heavy cream.

What a festive side dish these Brussel Sprouts & Chestnuts are paired with a hearty entrée.

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