Roast Turkey With Tasty Chestnut Stuffing

Roast Turkey With Tasty Chestnut Stuffing

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"Simple but seriously yummy."

Ingredients

5 h 30 m servings 1103 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 1103 kcal
  • 55%
  • Fat:
  • 51.2 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 76.3g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 79.4 g
  • 159%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 262 mg
  • 87%
  • Sodium:
  • 838 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. With a sharp knife cut a cross on the flat side of each chestnut. Simmer, covered with water, in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Drain. While hot, remove the shells and inner brown skins. Cover with fresh water. Boil for 20 to 30 minutes until tender. Drain. Chop coarsely.
  2. To prepare the stuffing, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions and celery, and cook until tender. Thoroughly mix in bread crumbs and chestnuts. Season with thyme, marjoram, savory, and rosemary.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Wash turkey with cold water, and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper into body cavities. Loosely spoon stuffing into body cavities. Close skin with skewers or kitchen twine, and tie drumsticks together. Place turkey on a rack in a medium roasting pan.
  5. Roast turkey 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, until internal temperature of thigh reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) and stuffing reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). A foil tent may be placed over the turkey during the last half of roasting time to avoid over browning. Remove from oven, place on platter, and allow the turkey to stand for 20 minutes before carving.

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Melt in your mouth kind of yummy!

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very dry, boring and bland..........

Melt in your mouth kind of yummy!

very dry, boring and bland..........

obviously miss francis is a hard woman to please but i found this dish very tasty, and obviously being a better cook than miss francis my turkey was moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing this...

This was a hit last night for Thanksgiving! I'd never cooked with chestnuts before (half of the bag I bought had spoiled unfortunately, so the stuffing wasn't all that chestnutty); they were a ...

I've been making chestnut stuffing for more than 30 years, my mother made it before me and my grandmother had the recipe from her mother. I used to criss cross the chestnut too and that is a tas...

The stuffing was very tasty, but too much bread crumbs and not enough other stuff. If i make this again in future i'll definitely add some fresh fruit (apples, pears).

Deeeelicious! This went over well at my Thanksgiving dinner. Bad thing that there wasn't any leftovers!

Very very delicious! I will use your recipe from now on. My family loved it.

What have you done with the giblets? My Gran, Mum, sister and I loved them. Much too good to waste. Cook them separately then either eat with the roast turkey or munch on them later. We always s...