Savory Chestnut Puree


Try this easy, elegant chestnut puree with roasted quail, turkey or chicken.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings, about 3/ cup each


  • 1 14-ounce jar roasted chestnuts (see Tip)

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

  • teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine chestnuts, broth, water, thyme and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, partially covered, until the chestnuts easily break apart, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove the thyme.

  2. Transfer the chestnut mixture to a food processor; puree until the mixture is very smooth and has the consistency of a thick spread. Add a little more broth if a thinner consistency is desired. Return the puree to the pan; cover to keep warm.

  3. Reheat over low heat just before serving; thin with a little water, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 hour in advance.

Tip: Cooked peeled chestnuts are available in jars in the baking aisle or with seasonal foods at many supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
2g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 24IU 0%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 71mcg 18%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 639mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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