How To Roast Chestnuts

I’ve always heard that roasted chestnuts are the ideal holiday treat. There is even famous Christmas song that talks about chestnuts roasting on an open fire…. In an effort to get my family in the holiday spirit, I decided that we should roast chestnuts. Believe it or not, it is very easy.

how to roast chestnuts

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Place the chestnuts in a colander and rinse. Dry thoroughly.

3. Using a cutting board and sharp knife, cut either a crisscross or clamshell pattern into each chestnut. (I used both methods with the same results.)

3. Place all of the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet.

4.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.

5. While the chestnuts are warm, peel away and remove the outer shell.

6. Serve immediately.



  1. says

    This reminds me of when I was in Rome, because they roasted chestnuts in almost every street corner there. I had no idea it was so popular until then. Great to learn how I can do it myself now. Thank you for sharing! :)

    (Found you through Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop by the way.)

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