Creamed Cabbage Recipe With Bacon And Chestnut

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Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Share My Kitchen

I got some leftover chestnuts from my creamy chestnut soup, and this turned out great! Creamed cabbage with bacon and chestnut is prepared in no time and with easily accessible products. Soft vegetables wrapped in cream sauce, are incredibly complemented by the densely textured pieces of chestnuts and crispy bacon.

I’ll definitely try a slightly changed variation of creamed cabbage, making it completely vegetarian and suitable for the fast.


Creamed Cabbage Recipe With Chestnut

Serves: 4

Preparation and cooking time: 25-30 minutes


  • One small celeriac (around 100g), diced 150g smoked bacon,
  • cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 600g savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 80ml double cream
  • 150 – 200g cooked chestnut pieces, sliced
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil


Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the celeriac and bacon and gently fry for 5 minutes, until the celeriac has browned and the bacon starts to crisp.

Add the thyme, then the cabbage. Fry the cabbage for 5 minutes, until it starts to wilt. Pour some hot water (about 100ml), and simmer for 5 minutes until the water has evaporated and the celeriac is soft. If needed add more water and cook until the vegetables are tender.

Pour in the cream and stir to coat. Add the chestnuts and heat through.


What To Serve Creamed Cabbage With

We stumbled upon this recipe recently, during our “chestnut period”. It was totally new for us, although it seems to be quite a popular winter side dish for all kinds of roasted meats or fish. So we instantly decided to give it a go, adopting Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, who serves it with pan-fried duck breast.

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