Braised Red Cabbage with Chestnuts Sweet and sour red cabbage, cooked with bacon, apples, onions, and roasted chestnuts. Great holiday side! Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions, then tossed with roasted chestnuts, thyme and a little lemon juice. Chestnut and Fennel Soup Chestnut soup with roasted chestnuts, fennel, onions, apples, celery, and a dollop of sour cream. Sautéed Chestnuts, Onions, and Bacon Roasted chestnuts, sautéed with pearl onions and bacon, for a festive holiday side dish.