Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & sage

Prepare this simple festive side dish to jazz up the humble sprout. It makes a great get-ahead dish to save you time on Christmas Day

  • Prep:35 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 153
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0g


  • 1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 4 tbsp goose fat
  • a few sage sprigs, shredded
  • 200g pack whole, cooked and peeled chestnuts


  1. Boil a pan of water, add the sprouts and blanch for 6 mins. Drain and cool quickly under the cold tap or in iced water. To get ahead, pack into a plastic food bag and chill overnight.

  2. On the day, heat the goose fat in a large wok and add the sage and chestnuts. Cook for a few mins over the heat, add the sprouts, season and stir-fry until piping hot.

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