Posh Bubble And Squeak (With Chestnuts) Recipe

Posh bubble and squeak (with chestnuts)

  • serves 4 as a side dish
  • Easy

Who doesn't love bubble 'n' squeak? Posh it up with pancetta and cooked chestnuts, and you've got yourself the perfect Boxing Day brunch


Make the most of your leftovers with this posh bubble and squeak, then check out our classic bubble and squeakkimchi bubble and squeak cakes, bubble and squeak stuffing and more roast dinner leftovers recipes.



  • pancetta 100g, diced
  • brussels sprouts 6-8, roughly chopped
  • cooked chestnuts 6, roughly chopped
  • butter
  • cabbage a handful, cooked
  • potatoes 300g, cooked and roughly mashed (or you can mash up leftover boiled or roasted potatoes)
  • parsley a handful, chopped
  • yoghurt or crème fraîche mixed with a little sriracha or chilli sauce
  • squeeze of lemon to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the pancetta in a small frying pan over a medium heat and leave until the fat starts to melt then turn the heat up and fry until the cubes start to brown. Add the sprouts and chestnuts and stir. Add a knob of butter, followed by the cabbage and season well. Cook until the edges of the sprouts and cabbage start to colour. Add another knob of butter followed by the potato and stir it through the mix then pat it down. Cook until the potatoes start to brown on the bottom then turn over in batches – you want there to be plenty of browned, crisp bits throughout the squeak, so continue doing this for a while. If you’re serving this on its own (a fried or poached egg on top makes a good supper dish) make up a sauce with the yoghurt and chilli sauce to go with it, otherwise serve as a side dish with the parsley on top.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 198
  • Fat 10.4g
  • Carbs 18.5g
  • Fibre 3.9g
  • Protein 7.3g
  • Salt 0.9g