Christmas Stuffing Recipe- Chestnuts stuffing

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Christmas Stuffing, also know as dressing, is a traditional dish that is often serve at Christmas. It is make by combining bread or other types of breadcrumbs with various ingredients such as onions, celery, herbs, and spices. This mixture is then moisten with broth, butter, or other liquids and baked in the oven until it is crispy and golden brown.

Christmas Stuffing

Stuffing is typically serve as a side dish with roast turkey or other meats, and it can be flavor with a variety of different ingredients to suit individual tastes. Some common variations of stuffing include sausage and apple stuffing, cornbread stuffing, and chestnut and cranberry stuffing.

How to Choose Best Chestnut

To choose the best chestnuts, you should look for ones that are plump, firm, and free of blemishes or bruises. The shell of the chestnut should be smooth and shiny, and the chestnut itself should feel heavy for its size. Avoid chestnuts that are shriveled or have cracks in their shells, as these may be old or damaged. You should also avoid chestnuts that have an off smell, as this may indicate that they are not fresh. When in doubt, it is best to choose chestnuts from a reputable store or market that specializes in selling fresh chestnuts

Here is a simple recipe for chestnut, bacon, and cranberry stuffing that you can make for your Christmas dinner:


  • 1 cup cooked and peeled chestnuts
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until it is crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside, reserving the bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the onion and celery in the bacon grease until they are soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked chestnuts, cranberries, chicken broth, parsley, butter, thyme, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the stuffing mixture to a baking dish and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, or until the stuffing is heat through and the top is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Serve the chestnut, bacon, and cranberry stuffing with your Christmas dinner. Enjoy!

Note: You can adjust the seasonings in this recipe to your liking, and you can also add other ingredients such as chopp apples or sausage to the stuffing mixture if you like. Experiment with different variations to find the one that you like best.

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