Chestnut Soup


"My Aunt Anne started a new tradition several years ago with this fabulous addition to our family holiday dinner."


1 h 5 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 56g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1037 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To Cook Chestnuts: With a sharp knife, slice an "X" across each chestnut. Place chestnuts in a single layer on a jelly roll pan. Pour 1/4 cup water into the pan. Bake in a preheated 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, shell and peel.
  2. In a large saucepan combine the chicken stock, shelled chestnuts and chopped onions. Place the parsley sprigs, cloves and bay leaf in a spice bag and add to the chicken stock mixture. Simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.
  3. Discard the spice bag and puree the chestnut mixture in a food processor or blender. Add the heavy cream, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Return mixture to saucepan and gently heat through. To serve to with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream, a bit of chopped parsley and some cooked chopped chestnuts just before serving. High quality vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This soup is different and fantastic! Everyone practically licked their bowls clean! However peeling the chestnuts is a pain! Tips: 1)Strain the soup before pureeing, gets rid of the chestnu...

When it comes to chestnut soup recipes, this is probably 'the best' - so I gave it five stars. If you love chestnuts and want to make a soup with them, this is the way to go. However, both my ...

Very delicate...gentle use of chestnuts and good introduction for people who don't usually eat them. Easy recipe to put together, excellent on a cold day!

A surprisingly rich soup, it served well as an appetizer to our Christmas Day feast. The chestnut flavor was strong, and the onion and spices accented it well.

I did a vegetarian version--veggie broth instead of chicken + a healthy chunk of butter. I've made this twice, once with fresh chestnuts, once with canned. There isn't a substantial quality diff...

I agree, peeling the chestnuts is a HUGE pain, but I only make this once a year (on Christmas), and the roasting/peeling/puree-ing can be done well in advance (then, you only need to add the cre...

This was totally not worth the work involved. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and took one taste of it and poured it down the garbage disposal. I am sorry, just being honest.

I made this for our Thanksgiving celebration and it got rave reviews from everyone. For leftovers, I sliced up leftover rolls, buttered them generously, sprinkled them with just a teeny bit of ...

If you love chestnuts then you will die for this recipe! I will definately use this one on Thanksgiving, and Christmas.