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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Chestnut Stuffing with Pork Sausage

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Category: Nuts, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Fresh chestnuts
  • 2 c Chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb Breakfast-style or sweet
  • -Italian sausage
  • 8 tb Butter
  • 3 Stalks celery, finely
  • -chopped
  • 2 oz Prosciutto ham, finely
  • -chopped
  • 2 c Bread cubes, lightly toasted
  • -on a baking sheet
  • -in the oven
  • -Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper, to taste


Peel the chestnuts and cut each into quarters. Gently simmer the chestnuts
in the stock in a saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until

Crumble the sausage and brown it in a frying pan over medium heat. Transfer
the sausage to a colander to drain off the fat.

Melt the butter in the sausage pan. Cook the celery over low heat for 5
minutes, or until tender, adding the ham after 3 minutes. Stir in the bread
cubes, cooked sausage, cooked chestnuts, half of the stock, and salt and
pepper to taste. Add stock as necessary; the stuffing should be moist but
not soggy.

Spoon the stuffing into a buttered baking dish; cover with foil and bake in
a 350F oven for 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Alternatively,
spoon the stuffing into the cavity of a capon or turkey.

Nutrient Value per Serving: 321 Calories, 14 g Fat, 6 g Saturated Fat, 12 g
Protein, 36 g Carbohydrate, 34 mg Cholesterol, 572 mg Sodium.

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