Smashed sprouts mash with chestnuts

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

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:12 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 184
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 600g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 50g butter
  • 100ml double cream
  • half nutmeg, grated
  • 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped


  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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