Warm Chestnut Soup with Garlic Breadcrumbs

By Fayza Riad • February 2, 2021

4 servings
30 min
Warm Chestnut Soup with Garlic Breadcrumbs

I tried the chestnut soup in London back in 2013 and ever since then I wanted to prepare it myself and I just did this winter. It turned out super warm and yummy.

The original recipe ingredients includes cream, I used skimmed milk instead and it still turned out creamy since chestnuts are already somewhat fatty. You can also use your choice of nut milk.

To prepare/cook the chestnuts for using – there several ways – check this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Chestnuts

Once the chestnuts are cooked, this soup takes less than 20 minutes.



  • 1 small onion (diced) - بصلة
  • 2 cup chestnuts (boiled or roasted, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 2 cup chicken broth/stock - مرقة دجاج
  • 2 cup skimmed milk (OR unsweetened oat or almond milk) - لبن منزوع الدسم
  • For the breadcrumbs:
  • 2 tablespoon butter (or 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided) - زبدة
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (OR chopped raw walnuts) - بقسماط
  • 1 garlic (minced) - ثوم
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (freshly chopped) - زعتر
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) - فصوص ثوم

Step by step

  1. In a medium soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry minced onion until translucent (about 7-8 minutes.) Stir in minced garlic.
  2. Add chopped chestnuts, hot chicken broth, & milk. Sprinkle thyme & season with salt and pepper. Bring the mix to a boil. Cover, lower heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a handheld mixer or transfer your soup to a food processor and pulse until it is completely creamed.
  4. For the breadcrumbs, heat olive oil in a medium pan, then add minced garlic, breadcrumbs and fresh oregano. Stir for a couple of minutes on low heat to combine.
  5. Serve breadcrumbs next to the warm soup and enjoy!


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One response to “Warm Chestnut Soup with Garlic Breadcrumbs”

  1. Mohamed Baroudy says:

    Can’t wait to try this.

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