Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

To be honest, my husband Howard and I have never been fan of Brussel sprouts. My son Ted when he was about 18 months old ate about 2 or 3 of them at Christmas. Nowadays I don’t think he would touch them. As a child I never really enjoyed them\ either. I thought they tasted a little bit like farts. In recent years, I have been reading about how they have cultivated Brussel sprouts to taste less like a windy pops.

Last year I decided to roast a few on Christmas day. My husband and I like them but my son Ted wasn’t so keen. This year I have been in my kitchen experimenting with different foods for the festive season. Recently I have been seeing chestnuts sold in a lot of supermarket in the UK.

When I was younger my Dad used to fry Brussels sprouts and chestnuts on Christmas day. The sprouts still tasted wrong to me but the chestnuts were so yummy. Therefore I decided to try this recipe but instead I decided to roast these ingredients. The results of the experiment were so good that I had to share the dish with you.

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  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking tray


  • Brussel sprouts x 500g
  • Chestnuts x 200g
  • Olive oil x 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas mark 5.
  • Cut the bottoms from the Brussel sprouts and slice in half.
  • Put the sliced brussels into the baking tray and add in the chestnuts.
  • Pour over the olive oil and add salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Toss all of these ingredients together in the baking tray.
  • Place in the oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove and serve with a roast dinner of your choice.
  • Then enjoy.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts were very tasty. My husband and I enjoyed this side dish but my son was still not a fan. Oh well, back to the drawing board with that one. The dish was very simple and easy to cook. It could be put in the oven once you have finished cooking the meat for a roast dinner. Perhaps with the Yorkshire puddings or maybe when you are finishing the roast potatoes. The side would go with all sorts of different roasts too. However you decide to eat this dinner, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx