Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts


Brussels sprouts with chestnuts are a holiday tradition at my house.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium shallots, minced

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Score the flat side of each chestnut with an X. Place chestnuts into a large pot filled with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove chestnuts from the pot and allow to cool slightly.

  2. Peel outer shell and brown skin off cooled chestnuts. Return chestnuts to the pot and boil again over medium heat until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. At the same time, bring another large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook, uncovered, until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process.

  4. Transfer cold Brussels sprouts to a colander and drain well.

  5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir until shallots have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and Brussels sprouts. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 72mg 361%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 539mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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