Chestnut Stuffing

  • 20MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 53KCAL

With sweet chestnuts, cranberries, smoky bacon and herby sage, we've packed all the flavours of Christmas into these tasty stuffing balls.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories53
  • Carbs4.8g
  • Protein4.9g
  • Fat1.4g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars2.1g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Tender turkey with a delicious savoury stuffing is one of the highlights of a Christmas dinner, so we’ve developed a delicious stuffing with a festive twist!

With all the traditional flavours you’d expect including pork, sage and onion, we’ve added smoked bacon, chestnuts and sweet cranberries for a Christmassy flavour you’ll want to enjoy all year round!

This Chestnut Stuffing couldn’t be simpler to make either, starting on the stove top and finished off in the oven for a crispy, warming bite that will suit a roast dinner perfectly.

As an added bonus, it’s freezable too, meaning you can make it up in advance ready to defrost on Christmas Eve, saving some of that valuable prep time for other things. Try it with all the trimmings, and you may never go back to ‘normal’ stuffing again!

If you’d rather chestnuts take centre stage, we’ve created a delicious Chestnut Roast for a veggie friendly centrepiece:

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets is this Chestnut Stuffing suitable for?

Chestnut Stuffing can be enjoyed on dairy free diets.

It can be made suitable for gluten free diets, as long as you substitute the Worcestershire sauce and wholemeal breadcrumbs for suitable gluten free alternatives.

We like to use Henderson’s Relish as a gluten free alternative to Worcestershire sauce as it’s widely available and has a pretty similar taste.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chestnut Stuffing recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chestnut Stuffing recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chestnut Stuffing recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chestnut Stuffing recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chestnut Stuffing?

You’ll need chestnuts to make this dish! In the run up to Christmas, chestnuts are widely available at supermarkets, and the rest of the ingredients are easy to find too.

You’ll also need a mixing bowl and a baking sheet. You can cover the baking sheet with greaseproof paper to make washing up a little easier, too!

How many calories are in this Chestnut Stuffing?

This Chestnut Stuffing is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 53 calories per stuffing ball. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Chestnut Stuffing recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Spray a baking sheet with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool slightly.

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Step 3

Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.

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Step 4

Check the seasoning by cooking a small piece in a frying pan and add some salt and pepper if required.

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Step 5

Divide into 10 equal pieces and roll into balls.

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Step 6

Place on the prepared baking sheet and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

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Step 7

Cook in the oven for 15-18 minutes and serve as part of a Christmas roast.

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What could I serve with this Chestnut Stuffing?

Serve with some of our roast dinner favourites for a cracking Christmas dinner that the whole family will enjoy:

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How do you know when Chestnut Stuffing is cooked?

You should cook this Chestnut Stuffing until it is golden and firm to touch. This will take around 18 minutes in the oven.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Chestnut Stuffing in the fridge?

Ideally you should eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Chestnut Stuffing can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Chestnut Stuffing?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Wrap well and place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it

How do I reheat Chestnut Stuffing?

From chilled: Reheat in a moderate oven for 5-10 minutes until hot.

From frozen: Defrost overnight and follow instructions from chilled.

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Chestnut Stuffing

With sweet chestnuts, cranberries, smoky bacon and herby sage, we've packed all the flavours of Christmas into these tasty stuffing balls.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 53
  • Carbs 4.8G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 g 5% pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 100 g ready cooked chestnuts roughly chopped
  • 50 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 40 g dried cranberries roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 good handful of sage leaves chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC. Spray a baking sheet with low calorie cooking spray.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  4. Check the seasoning by cooking a small piece in a frying pan and add some salt and pepper if required.
  5. Divide into 10 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  6. Place on the prepared baking sheet and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
  7. Cook in the oven for 15-18 minutes and serve as part of a Christmas roast.

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Recipe notes

Tip: These can be made the day before and kept covered, in the fridge until required, saving valuable prep time on Christmas Day!

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