Chestnut Dressing Recipe
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Chestnut Dressing Recipe

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I enjoyed this stuffing when I spent my first Thanksgiving with my husband, Mike. It's a family recipe his mother has been making for years. Italian seasoning and chestnuts add flavor and texture. —Sharon Brunner, Mohnton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 3 cups chestnuts, shelled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 10 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick), cubed

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 223 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add chestnuts and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add bread cubes and stir to coat.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Yield: 18 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Chestnut Dressing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p116

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