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


  • 600g Brussels sprout, halved
    Brussels sprouts

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

  • 50g butter



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

  • 100ml double cream
  • half nutmeg, grated



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

  • 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnut, roughly chopped



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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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19th Dec, 2011
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16th Dec, 2011
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 :))
11th Dec, 2011
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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