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Spicy Roasted Chestnuts

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  • Author: Alisha Randell
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Roast up a few batches of these spicy chestnuts and snack away… But save some for later, you will need them.


  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts in the shell
  • 1/2 cup boiling hot water
  • 1/8 cup olive oil, warmed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 46 small sage leaves
  • 23 red peppers, dried
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Begin by placing dried peppers in boiling or very hot water for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Once softened, cut a slit lengthwise in peppers and place in warmed oil along with fresh herbs and salt. Allow them to steep in warm oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, score an “X” shape into each of your chestnuts on the rounded side. Then place chestnuts into a bowl and toss with seasoned oil mixture.
  4. Place chestnuts, herbs and pepper mixture on a sheet of foil with edges folded up onto a baking sheet. Cover loosely with additional foil to create a bit of steam.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, remove from oven and toss to re-coat chestnuts. Continue baking for 5-10 minutes, or until they begin to spread open.
  6. Allow to cool to touch, peel and snack!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
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