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Salt and Pepper Roasted Chesnuts

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Salt and Pepper Roasted Chestnuts are easy to roast in your oven, and a delight to eat, thanks to their unique nutty flavor and soft texture.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 273

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  • In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, carefully cut through the shell on the rounded side of each chestnut and score an X.
  • Place the scored chestnuts in the hot water and let sit for 1 minute.
  • Drain the chestnuts and pat them dry.
  • Put the chestnuts in a large bowl and add the melted butter; season with salt and pepper and mix and stir until thoroughly coated.
  • Transfer the chestnuts to previously prepared baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer.
  • Roast for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the peel begins to curl up and the chestnuts are cooked through. Roasting time will depend on the size of the chestnuts.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Salt and Pepper Roasted Chesnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 584mg24%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 206IU4%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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