Recipe: Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing

Recipe: Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing from 100 Days of Real FoodIf you are looking for some “real food” holiday dishes to add to your Thanksgiving table then you are in the right place! Below is a fabulous recipe for the pictured Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing that you put inside your turkey or bake as a separate dish on the side. We also have some other tasty real food holiday dishes in our archives including the following (and please be sure to share your favorites in the comments below…don’t forget links!):

Recipe: Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing from 100 Days of Real Food

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Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing
Inspired by a Chestnut Ravioli recipe in Gourmet Magazine, November 2000
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, diced
  • ⅓ cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups shelled and roasted chestnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup + ¾ cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, toasted and chopped into 1 to 2 inch chunks
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (if baking as a separate casserole dish).
  2. In a medium-sized saute pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the diced prosciutto and allow to cook until it starts to turn brown and turns crispy on the edges, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion begins to soften.
  4. Stir in the chopped chestnuts and ½ cup of chicken broth and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in diced apple, Parmesan cheese, egg, toasted bread chunks, and remaining ¾ cup chicken broth.
  6. Use mixture to stuff your turkey or transfer to a 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square baking dish and bake until golden brown on top, about 20 – 25 minutes.

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  • Comments

    1. |

      I’m most excited for the whole wheat biscuits! And the awesome pumpkin pie above! I will just add a simple dish of Confetti Mashed Potatoes! Enjoy everybody! Oh, and the dryer balls sound really cool! Love the reduced drying time! I love how hand-me-downs smell (dryer-sheet-scented), but I can never bring myself to use dryer sheets b/c of all the chemicals :~

    2. April |

      Where do you find your prosciutto? I recently moved to a small town and I’m having the hardest time finding it nearby.

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Jill) |

        Hi April. I usually get mine at Earthfare or Whole Foods. I will say though, that it is not necessarily local. So, if you’re following the challenge, then you’ll need to consider that. Jill

    3. |

      Oh yum!!! This looks absolutely amazing, and well-deserved . I read the whole receipe and i am definitely going to taste it atleast once.

    4. Jamie |

      I have never had prosciutto:) I am also unsure as to where to find it? I have bacon in my freezer can I use that in place of prosciutto? thanks for your help!

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Jill) |

        Hi Jamie. You could possibly try the bacon. You can get prosciutto at Earthfare or Whole Foods if you have one nearby. Jill

    5. |

      Hi. I just featured your blog in a recent blog post I wrote for RecipeLion about eating on a budget! Your recipes look great, and I love that there’s no processed foods AND they’re inexpensive. Nice job!

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    6. Georgia |


      Your stuffing sounds awesome! It will be on my Thanksgiving table. I cannot wait! I am hosting for the first time this year so I will cook as I do everyday. Will let you know how it goes. This is a “processed food” crowd so fingers crossed!

    7. Randi |

      Where did you buy chestnuts? (I live in Charlotte). Thanks!!

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Jill) |

        Hi Randi. I saw them at both Trader Joe’s and Earthfare. Jill

    8. Georgia |

      Lisa, everyone loved the stuffing! I was already told that i will be n charge of the stuffing ever year and basically, i am to host every year too. Dinner was a big success!

    9. Cheryl |

      Hi. Love your site. What do you do about recipes asking for dry chicken or beef bouillon? I was looking for a dry brown gravy recipe and they all cal for beef bouillon which is FULL of bad stuff. Do you have a recipe?

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Jill) |

        Hi Cheryl. We don’t have a recipe. Could you make a beef broth perhaps and use that? Jill

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