Chestnut Stuffing
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Chestnut Stuffing


"I have had this stuffing every Thanksgiving my entire life (26 years, that's a lot of stuffing!), it is truly a family tradition. Trust me, this is the best stuffing you'll ever taste! Thanks goes out to my Nana, the best cook in the Midwest!"


1 h 45 m servings 354 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 744 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. With a sharp knife, cut slits in the surface of the chestnuts. Place chestnuts in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain, peel, and chop.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chestnuts, onion, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning, and cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium baking dish, and mix with the cubed bread.
  4. In a small bowl, beat together eggs and milk, and drizzle over the cubed bread mixture.
  5. Bake 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until surface is crisp and lightly browned.
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  1. 41 Ratings


My husband and I had all my family to our house for Thanksgiving this year. It was the first timeI had ever cooked an entire turkey with dressing and gravy. So this was a big deal. Everything ...

I submitted this recipe 4 years ago and thought I'd come back and see how people have liked it. Thank you for all the nice feedback! I'll be sure to pass this along to my Nana, she'll be thrille...

Yum! The flavor of this stuffing is so good, I can't wait to make it for Christmas! The next time I make it though, I will only use one loaf of bread so it is a little bit more moist.

I don't remember if I wrote last year after Thanksgiving, but this stuffing is amazing. My 90 yr old mother-in-law said it was the best stuffing she has ever had, and she is never making stuffi...

Great recipe! This was my first time making stuffing, and this was fairly easy. Tastes great! Thanks!

Maybe I read something incorrectly, but I had to use half the bread that was called for in the recipe. What I did make was very good, though.

The chestnuts were meaty and added great flavor to the stuffing. I used only half the bread, but it was still a bit dry. The butter also added a uniqueness to the stuffing instead of the usual...

Dry and tasteless. Perhaps 1 loaf of bread would have worked.

Great recipe. Everybody in my family loved the stuffing. Thanks!