Chestnut stuffing for Christmas


This hardly even counts for a recipe – in fact, lacking in quantities and details as it is, I think many a more seasoned ‘food blogger’ wouldn’t even share it. But I only make it once a year, and every time forget to write down exact details. So here it is for now – to be checked in 12 months and updated..

This is the stuffing my mum used to make, without reference to a written recipe. I love that it starts out with a good old fashioned packet of Paxo Sage & Onion stuffing mix!


1 x packet of Paxo Sage & Onion stuffing mix (or similar)

1 finely chopped red onion

1 finely chopped apple (skin on)

1 can chestnut puree

1 pack of sausage meat

Some chopped roasted chestnuts (if you have any)

Some sage leaves (again, if you have any)

Make up the stuffing mix as per the packet instructions. Stir in the chopped onion and apple. Add the sausage meat and can of chestnut puree and mix to thoroughly combine. Add the chopped roasted chestnuts. Press the mixture into a roasting dish. Dot with butter, and top each dot with a sage leaf. Roast in a medium oven for about 40 minutes until browned on top. You can also stuff some into your turkey, at the start of cooking.


It is delicious as part of the main event Christmas dinner, but perhaps even nicer as leftovers, spread like pate on toast – so it’s essential to make far more than you need!

Merry Christmas!


Posted by Vicky



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