Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe | Becky Cooks Lightly
Oven roasted chestnuts may be one of the easiest recipes on my blog. Dare I say, not just easy, but mouth-wateringly good. This recipe is from Carol Gelles' 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes, past winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Awards. If you haven't gotten your hands on this cookbook yet, jump over to Amazon and take a look inside.

The Bad News--This is not a cookbook for you visually oriented folks, because it's strictly text.

The Good News--How often do you see 1,000 recipes in one book? Hardly ever. It's a great buy.

Getting back to chestnuts...

I like chestnuts served with almond milk, sweet bread, or as a midday snack. As far as recipes go, chestnuts are versatile. Think outside the box. They're a meaty nut. Some would say an acquired taste. Some say they taste like mashed potatoes, others say sweet potatoes. Others don't agree with either. I suspect they may taste different to everyone.

I am all for chestnuts. Maybe I like them because they remind me of holidays and family. And they smell like winter on fire. 

-Other interesting chestnut recipes
Chestnut cookies
Dan Roman's Buttery Roasted Chestnuts in Foil
Hungarian Chestnut Cake
Roasted Chestnut Sausage Dressing

What chestnut recipes are you cooking up?

Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

  • Chestnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Use a small sharp knife to cut an "X" in the top of each chestnut.
  3. Place the chestnuts in a baking dish, single layer.
  4. If the chestnuts are small, bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Larger chestnuts should bake for 45 minutes.
Want to know more nutty facts?
Nutritional Information, Fat Secret
Chestnut history, About Home Cooking