Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 6 - 8
Double cream, nutmeg and chestnuts make a luscious addition to traditional Brussels sprouts - just watch this extra-ingulgent side dish disappear on Christmas Day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal321
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 900g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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

  • 2 onions, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus extra to serve



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped



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


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the sprouts and cook for 3-4 mins until slightly tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. Meanwhile, very gently fry the onions in the oil and half the butter for about 10 mins until soft. Add the garlic and stock cube and cook for 2 mins, stirring, until everything is combined. Remove from the heat.

  3. Roughly chop the sprouts by hand or in a food processor, then stir them in with the onions and the rest of the butter, along with the double cream and nutmeg. Put back on the heat and cook until the cream is bubbling. Season to taste. Toss in the chestnuts and sprinkle over a little extra nutmeg to serve.

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27th Dec, 2019
Tasty and simple recipe- even my guests who 'don't like sprouts' enjoyed them. Served with Christmas dinner this recipe was more than enough for 14 people.
22nd Dec, 2016
Nice enough but way too heavy to serve with an already substantial meal. I have always loved sprouts but we grew them at home ad this makes a huge difference. I love them simply steamed with a roast because I want to taste them, not cover them up. This recipe is nice served with a slice of Christmas ham over the festive period
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Eden Heath
16th Dec, 2017
I'm making this side vegan but can only find vegan single cream - will it be fine to use this rather than double cream?
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19th Dec, 2017
Thanks for your question. We haven't tried this with vegan cream so would suggest checking the side of the pack to see what uses it is recommended for. Alternatively, we have a selection of other sprout dishes here:
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