Simple Roast Chestnuts recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes

This recipe is a delicious way to prepare roast chestnuts - it's pretty simple and it's easy to customise, too - add brown sugar and a little more cinnamon to serve them as a pud, and a little extra salt to serve them as a savoury snack.


  • 450g fresh chestnuts
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Cut a cross into the bottom of each chestnut, making sure you slice into the shell.

  2. Place the chestnuts into a roasting tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool then peel.

  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the chestnuts and fry until golden and well coated in the butter. Place into the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes until crisp on top.

  4. To serve, toss the buttery chestnuts with the salt and cinnamon.

If you like, drain the excess butter off before serving. I personally prefer to leave the chestnuts buttery - it makes them extra flavourful. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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