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
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Print Recipe
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces prosciutto diced
  • 1/3 cup onions diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chestnuts shelled, roasted, and chopped
  • ½ cup chicken broth + ¾ cup, divided
  • 1 apple Granny Smith recommended. Diced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread toasted and chopped into 1 to 2 inch chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (if baking as a separate casserole dish).
  • 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.
  • Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion begins to soften.
  • Stir in the chopped chestnuts and 1/2 cup of chicken broth and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Turn off heat and stir in diced apple, Parmesan cheese, egg, toasted bread chunks, and remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth.
  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 610mg27%
Potassium 525mg15%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 34.3mg42%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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20 thoughts on “Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing”

  1. Delicious! We’ve made this with Thanksgiving dinner for the past three years and it’s my favorite part of the dinner…even tops the turkey!

  2. 5 stars
    This stuffing was the big hit at my first time hosting Thanksgiving! I also used the green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and some appetizer ideas. Thank you so much for helping me serve an easy, real food meal!! It looks like I’ll keep hosting, though everyone’s been forewarned that next year I will only be making the turkey and stuffing since I’ll have a 4 month old! :)

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi. Lisa’s recipes generally feed a family of four with some leftovers. I would say as I side, this would comfortably serve 6. Hope that helps. ~Amy

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. Lisa,

    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!

  6. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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

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