• 60 g unsalted English butter by Sainsbury's
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100 g cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 100 g cranberries
  • 4 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, washed and finely chopped
  • 7.5 g fresh thyme, washed and chopped
  • 5 g fresh sage, washed and chopped
  • 200 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 large British free-range Woodland egg by Sainsbury's, beaten


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Melt half the butter in a pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5-10 minutes. Add the chestnuts, cranberries and the remaining butter and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  2. 2

    Transfer to a bowl, then stir through the herbs, breadcrumbs and beaten egg. Use a fork to mix well, then leave until cool enough to handle.

  3. 3

    Roll into 16 balls, then place on a baking parchment-lined baking tray. Cook for 15-20 minutes until golden, then serve with the Christmas turkey.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 955kj 228kcal 11%
  • Fat 8.0g 11%
  • Saturates 4.2g 21%
  • Sugars 11.1g 12%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1273kj/304kcal

Each serving provides

44.0g carbohydrate 3.8g fibre 6.0g protein

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