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Roast Turkey With Tasty Chestnut Stuffing

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"Simple but seriously yummy."
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5 h 30 m servings 1103
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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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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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1103 calories; 51.2 76.3 79.4 262 838 Full nutrition

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Melt in your mouth kind of yummy!

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

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Melt in your mouth kind of yummy!

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...

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

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!

thankfully i tested this recipe before thanksgiving. it wasnt very flavorful, and it was kind of greasy. The chestnut stuffing was average... kind of bland. I will stick to my ususal turkey reci...

this was a huge hit I did add fresh herbs instead of dried and was generous also cut the butter in 1/2 and added 2 cans of chicken broth also made my own croutons from 12 grain bread am sure I w...