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Gluten-free chestnut stuffing recipe

Gluten-free chestnut stuffing recipe

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These beautiful chestnut stuffing balls are made using chickpeas and tomatoes for a deliciously fruity and gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing. The perfect accompaniment to your Christmas roast. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 15 minutes to prepare + turkey cooking time
  • 103 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped fairly small
  • 50g (2oz) sundried tomatoes
  • 400g (14oz) cooked (or tinned) chickpeas
  • 250g (9oz) cooked (or tinned) chestnuts
  • 210ml (7floz) Madeira
  • salt, to season
  • pepper, to season
If you don't have chickpeas, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 5%
  • Saturates

    0g 2%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.6g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.5g Protein 3.9g Fibre 3g


  1. Heat the oil in a small pan and fry the celery gently for 4-5 minutes or until it is softening slightly but still has some crunch.
  2. Soak the tomatoes in boiling water for 10-15 minutes to plump them, then chop small.
  3. Purée the chickpeas with the chestnuts and Madeira in a food processor. How smooth you make the purée will depend on how smooth or 'bitty' you like your stuffing. Add the celery and tomatoes, season to taste.


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