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Herbed Chestnut Stuffing

 Herbed Chestnut Stuffing
Chestnuts lend a bit of crunch to every bite of this moist, buttery stuffing. One taste and you'll understand why it's a family favorite!—Tammy Nordberg, Caledonia, Illinois
12 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups chestnuts
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • With a small sharp knife, score an “X” on the rounded side of each
  • chestnut, being careful not to cut through the nutmeat.
  • In a Dutch oven, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add chestnuts. Return
  • to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain and return
  • chestnuts to the pan; cover and keep warm. With a kitchen towel or
  • pot holder, remove one or two chestnuts at a time. Peel and discard
  • outer shell and inner skin. Slice nutmeats.
  • In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter until
  • crisp-tender. Add chestnuts; saute 5 minutes longer. Stir in the
  • stuffing cubes, 1-1/2 cups broth and seasonings.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; pour remaining

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Herbed Chestnut Stuffing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • broth over top. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or
  • until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
To Make Ahead: One to two days before, boil, peel and slice the chestnuts; cover and refrigerate.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 293 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 611 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.