Tray-baked potatoes with mushrooms, chestnuts and sherry

Tray-baked potatoes with mushrooms, chestnuts and sherry

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Waxy potatoes, mushrooms and chestnuts – these are three ingredients that sit very well together on a plate. Add a slosh of sherry, and you have a midweek meal that is as impressive as it is easy


Try this potato tray bake adapted from Home Cookery Year by Claire Thomson, then check out our halloumi tray bake and vegetarian bakes. Claire says: ‘I like chestnut mushrooms, preferring them over button, because the freckled chestnuts with dark brown gills deliver more flavour. You can use fat slices of portobello mushrooms, if you prefer – indeed use any mushrooms, and a mixture would be fabulous.’



  • waxy potatoes (such as new or Charlotte) 1kg, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • garlic 7 large cloves, 4 unpeeled and smashed, 3 peeled and finely sliced
  • extra-virgin olive oil 4 tbsp, plus extra to serve
  • thyme 3 sprigs, leaves picked
  • chestnut or button mushrooms 500g, sliced
  • dry or medium sherry 3 tbsp
  • cooked chestnuts 75g, roughly chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley ½ a small bunch, finely chopped
  • manchego or parmesan 100g


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the potatoes out on the tray along with the 4 smashed garlic cloves, the olive oil and the thyme, and season. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are softened but not yet fully cooked through.

  • Step 2

    Add the mushrooms, sliced garlic and sherry to the potatoes, mixing together to distribute evenly, and cook for a further 20-25 minutes or until the mushrooms and potatoes are cooked through and have taken on some colour. Remove from the oven and add the chestnuts and parsley, mixing well. Check the seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Use a potato peeler to shave the manchego or parmesan over the mushrooms and potatoes, drizzle with more oil if you like, and serve.

Recipe adapted from Home Cookery Year by Claire Thomson (£30, Quadrille). Photography by Sam Folan

*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 471
  • Fat 21.7g
  • Saturates 8.8g
  • Carbs 48.2g
  • Sugars 3.8g
  • Fibre 6.5g
  • Protein 14.9g
  • Salt 0.7g