Shelled roasted chestnuts on a wood cutting board with shells all around
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How To Make Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts are the perfect after-dinner treat. Mildly nutty and buttery with a soft flour-like texture, unlike any other nut. Eat as a snack or chop them up and use on appetizers, in salads or in holiday dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American, Christmas, French, gluten free, Holiday, Italian
Keyword: Chestnuts, Holiday Treats, How To Make Roasted Chestnuts, Italian Food, Roasted Chestnuts, Roasted Nuts
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
Cost: $10



  • 1 lb fresh chestnuts shell on


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut an X through the shell and into the flesh of the flat or round side of each chestnut. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes. Chestnuts shell should be open where the X is to reveal the golden chestnut inside and a toothpick should be able to easily pierce to the centre of the largest nut.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Peel and eat.


Store peeled chestnuts in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 9 months.


Serving: 1Half Cup Peeled | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 9.2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.15mg