Creamed sprouts with chestnuts

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 321
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 16g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 900g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 50g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus extra to serve
  • 200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped


  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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