Smashed sprouts mash with chestnuts

Smashed sprouts mash with chestnuts

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 8
This veggie side is perfect for those who love the taste of Brussels sprouts but don't like the texture

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal184
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 600g Brussels sprout, halved

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are throught to have been cultivated…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100ml double cream
  • half nutmeg, grated
  • 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnut, roughly chopped



    'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…

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  1. Put the sprouts in a large pan, cover with boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins or until very tender. Drain, and leave to steam-dry for a few mins. Tip back into a saucepan and mash to a chunky texture with a potato masher. Add the butter, cream and nutmeg, and season well. Cook for a further 2 mins. Mix in half the chestnuts, then sprinkle over the remaining chestnuts to serve.

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Comments (14)

monbon's picture

Made this as per recipe excluding nutmeg as I don't like it, was absolutely delicious!

gillmulford's picture

Easy, tasty and went down a storm. Used bacon and smoked paprika instead of chestnuts. B.E.A.utiful.

alisonpg's picture

Didn't have any chestnuts either so bashed up some mixed nuts and added them instead. I don't like sprouts but I really enjoyed these smashed ones! I would definitely make again and would try the chestnuts as well as using my mixed nut variation.

kaylac's picture

Didn't have any chestnuts - added chopped, fried bacon and left out the nutmeg - absolutely delicious - will be making over and over again!!!

jessiquaquaqua's picture

I made this without the chestnuts at Christmas last year, and it got gobbled up between the 6 of us!! My partner will only ever eat the obligatory sprout on Christmas day, but I managed to get him to eat half a bag of them by serving up this recipe, replacing the chestnuts with chopped unsmoked bacon, as a side to a chicken breast wrapped in Parmaham. I have also served these smashed sprouts with sausages and am considering trying it this evening with fish pie. Absolutely love this version of a vegetable I once couldn't stand!

katy-vet's picture

Really yummy!

cheungy's picture

my boyfriend made this, very nice

jessiquaquaqua's picture

I couldn't find vacuum packed chestnuts, but followed the recipe otherwise and stirred in some cooked, chopped streaky bacon. Managed to get 2 packets of brussel sprouts eaten in one go on Christmas Day! Definitely saving this recipe.

britkk5's picture

If you are someone who has always wanted to like sprouts, but never quite been able to... this is for you! The cream gives a much milder flavour. I like sprouts, but absolutely could not get enough of these... I am still picking at them cold from the fridge!
Although I live in the American South, I did manage to find chestnuts.. roasted them, ate half, and added the rest to the recipe.
This was a big hit at Christmas, I will definitely be making this again- though next time it will have to be with something other than chestnuts :-(

gervais's picture

Why not maxivida? I am going to do this for Christmas lunch but cant get chestnuts ( live in Brisbane) so will use hazelnuts or almonds and a little chilli.

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holmfirth's picture

this recipe sounds so good, don't know what's happened to me I used to detest sprouts, now I think they're so nice, must be my age hehehehehe, will definatly be trying these :))

janecarwood's picture

Used this recipe with roast chicken, could not find chestnuts so used hazlenuts instead and halved amount as only needed to serve 4. It was delicious, the texture and flavour was totally yummy. Very easy to do, prepared it in advance and gave it a blast in microwave and it was perfect. Will be making it again and again.

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