Carrot Recipes

Christmas Carrots with Chestnuts recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes

This easy recipe cooks the carrots and chestnuts together with thyme, fennel seeds and butter. It's a one pot dish too, making it brilliant for big meals as it is easy to cook! Less washing up, too!


  • 300g vacuum packed chestnuts
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 tbsp. each oil and butter
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100ml water


  1. Peel and slice the carrots. Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan. Add the carrots and chestnuts and fry for 5 minutes, then add the thyme sprigs, fennel seeds, salt and pepper and water.

  2. Stir. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to stop it from sticking. Serve immediately.

You can use parsley instead of thyme if you prefer, or you could even use rosemary. Recipe serves 4.

Author: Laura Young.

Back to the Carrot Recipes home page.

Add a Review or Comment:

300gabout 11 oz (10.5819 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
100mlabout ½ cup (0.4227 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: September 7, 2012
Privacy Policy | Site Map
Published by Starsol