Pork, sage and chestnut stuffing balls

Pork, sage and chestnut stuffing balls

  • serves 8
  • Easy

The best recipe for stuffing balls. These little bite-sized parcels use vacuum-packed chestnuts, which give a gorgeous festive touch. Wrapped in bacon they look good and taste good too. Make plenty to go alongside your Christmas dinner.


Make these easy stuffing balls, then check out our sage and onion stuffing, chestnut stuffing, sausage meat stuffing and more Christmas trimmings recipes.



  • meaty sausages 6-8, skins removed
  • onion 1, peeled and grated
  • apple 1, cored, peeled and grated
  • vac-pac chestnuts 100g, chopped
  • fresh breadcrumbs 100g
  • egg 1 yolk
  • thin-sliced streaky bacon 16 rashers
  • sage a handful of leaves, chopped, plus 8 small leaves


  • Step 1

    Put all the ingredients except the bacon and sage leaves in a bowl. Season well then mix together with your hands and form into 8 balls. Squash each ball to flatten a little, put a sage leaf on top, then wrap with 2 slices of bacon to make a parcel. Put on a non-stick baking sheet and cook at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 30 minutes until golden.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 304
  • Fat 18.7g
  • Carbs 20.7g
  • Fibre 1.3g
  • Protein 14.5g
  • Salt 1.87g