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Chestnut Roast

  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 184
  • Carbs 31G
6 Servings


  • 2 bags ready cooked chestnuts (180g bags) roughly chopped
  • 150 g mushrooms finely chopped (a food processor is good for this)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 60 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Spray the loaf tin with low calorie cooking spray and line with baking parchment.

  2. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions, carrots and mushrooms over a medium heat for around 10 minutes. The vegetables will release some liquid. Keep sautéing until this has evaporated and you have a drier mix.

  3. Add the garlic granules, thyme and soy sauce, and stir over the heat for another minute.

  4. Stir in the tomato puree and white wine vinegar.

  5. Place the cooked vegetables in a mixing bowl, along with the breadcrumbs and chestnuts and mix until well combined.

  6. Taste the mix and add some salt and pepper according to taste.

  7. When you are happy with the seasoning, stir in the egg, and press the mix into the prepared loaf tin.

  8. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until golden and firm to touch.

  9. Allow to rest in the tin for 10 minutes, before turning out and cutting into 6 slices.

  10. Serve with traditional Christmas accompaniments.