November 14, 2017

Christmas sausage & chestnut stuffing in your range cooker

Use your roasting oven to prepare the stuffing. You can easily do this in advance and freeze it. Defrost Christmas Eve and then heat thoroughly on the big day! Serves 6 – 8


  • 1 lb (450g) sausage meat
  • 7 oz (200g) prepared chestnuts
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon or marjoram

Peel and chop the onion. Heat the oil and add the chopped onion. Cook for a minute until sizzling, then cover and transfer to the simmering oven for 15 minutes until softened.

Tip the sausage meat, chestnuts, onions, seasoning and herbs into a processor and whizz until mixed. Either stuff into the neck cavity of the turkey, turn out into a greased ovenproof dish or roll into balls, and bake for 25 minutes.

Sarah Whitaker
Sarah Whitaker


I am Sarah Whitaker, 'The Aga Lady', and a super experienced official demonstrator and cookbook author. My mantra is ‘what can I get away with on my cooker?’ and I am pushing the boundaries pretty far these days! I specialise in fuss free, effortless cooking, and spout tips and shortcuts in all directions to help you make cooking and entertaining easy!