Bolognese Risotto Recipe

Best risotto recipes

Try one of our 22 best risotto recipes for a midweek meal, a summer dinner party or as wintery comfort food. From simple butternut to restaurant worthy radicchio and pancetta; we've got every occasion covered

Looking for a risotto recipe? Try one of our 22 best risotto recipes for a midweek meal or easy entertaining. They’re quick, easy and hassle-free. From vegetarian risottos such as wild rice and mushroom, to chicken risotto for midweek and posh seafood risottos to serve at a dinner party. We have some inventive ideas using barley, spelt and farro as an alternative to your risotto rice.

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Mushroom and lemon risotto

Check out our creamy mushroom risotto recipe with zesty lemon. This quick veggie risotto dish is easy to make and ready in 35 minutes.

Mushroom Risotto Recipe with Lemon

Vegetable risotto verde

Check out this show-stopping risotto verde recipe. It’s low calorie and a great way to feed a crowd. Full of seasonal summer veg this dish has under 450 calories per serving.

Vegetable Risotto Recipe

Orzo risotto with cavolo nero, peas and chilli

Check out this creamy veg risotto with cavolo nero, crunchy peas and punchy chilli. Make this quick and easy recipe for a a warming midweek meal. Plus, it’s low in calories too.

Pasta Orzo Risotto Recipe with Cavolo Nero

Baked bolognese risotto

If you love bolognese and risotto, then you’ll love our baked bolognese recipe with risotto. This hearty dish is super easy to make and will soon become a firm family favourite. Try our baked bolognese sauce for an easy dinner idea.

Bolognese Risotto Recipe

Chicken risotto with beans & kale

Broad beans are in season from June to September, and this recipe for creamy but fresh barley risotto with chicken, beans and kale is a great way to make the most of them while you can.

Chicken Risotto Recipe with Kale

Scallop and prawn risotto

Our recipe for scallop and prawn risotto is easy to make but looks and tastes impressive. Make it as part of a dinner party to really impress your guests. Here are some individual pudding recipes to serve as dessert.

Prawn Risotto Recipe with Scallops

Pea, courgette and artichoke barley risotto

Barley is a great alternative to normal risotto rice, and when paired with pea, courgette and artichoke, makes for a delicious summery dish that feels indulgent but is under 300 calories. If you’re looking for a low calorie vegetarian meal, here are our ideas.

Courgette and Pea Risotto Recipe with Artichoke

Mushroom risotto with wild rice roast garlic

This recipe for wild rice and mushroom risotto with roast garlic is vegetarian, low salt and sugar and under 500 calories but packed with flavour.

Mushroom Risotto Recipe with Garlic

Brown-buttered crab risotto

Our indulgent recipe for brown-buttered crab risotto is really easy to make and ready in just 35 minutes, making it a great option midweek.

Brown-buttered crab risotto

Smoked ham hock and barley risotto primavera

The best recipe for slow-cooked risotto. First cook the ham hock then shred the meat and create this indulgent (but quite easy) barley risotto. The spring veg work a treat with the ham. Worth every bit of effort.

Ham Hock Risotto Recipe with Barley

Sausage, radicchio and barolo risotto

A stylish but fuss-free one-pot that delivers on flavour – perfect for your next dinner party. If you don’t want to go to the expense of using barolo, use another sturdy Italian red.

Sausage Risotto Recipe with Radicchio

Hot-smoked salmon, dill and lemon risotto

You don’t have to spend hours cooking to make something delicious. This hot-smoked salmon, dill and lemon risotto is full of light, fresh flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal. We’ve got some great ideas for recipes that use up leftover red wine here.

Hot-Smoked Salmon Risotto Recipe with Dill

Spelt risotto with wild mushrooms

Our nutty spelt risotto is packed with pancetta, wild mushrooms and thyme, cooked in white wine. Leave out the pancetta for a veggie-friendly version.

Spelt Risotto Recipe with Mushrooms

Little gem lettuce and parmesan risotto

This is a quick and easy risotto for when you need something comforting midweek. Try adding a couple of bay leaves in with the wine and some peas in the last few minutes for an extra twist.

Parmesan Risotto Recipe with Little Gem Lettuce

Leek and farro risotto with toasted hazelnuts

This creamy risotto is low calorie but bursting with flavour. The toasted hazelnuts complement the dish and give it that extra crunch. If you can’t find farro, spelt is a great alternative.

Farro Risotto Recipe with Leeks and Hazelnuts

Porcini and spinach risotto

Dried porcini mushrooms are a really useful ingredient to keep in your store cupboard. Added to this creamy risotto with fresh mushrooms and spinach they give a deeply savoury concentrated flavour. A smart quick vegetarian supper for 2.

Porcini Mushroom Risotto Recipe with Spinach

Freekeh risotto with spring greens

Freekeh is made from cracked, roasted green wheat. It works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked, and it’s under 300 kcals.

Risotto Recipe With Freekeh and Spring Greens

Wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake

This wild mushroom and taleggio risotto cake is easy but looks impressive and serves a crowd. This recipe makes a great vegetarian dinner party dish, here are more vegetarian entertaining ideas.

Risotto Cake Recipe With Mushrooms

Quail, confit garlic and celeriac risotto

Try this easy but impressive recipe for quail, confit garlic and celeriac risotto from Oldroyd’s in Islington.

Garlic Risotto Recipe with Quail and Celeriac

Leek and parmesan risotto

Our seriously simple risotto recipe is ideal for meat-free Monday. Spring onion and leek risotto is cooked traditionally in white wine and topped with parmesan.

Vegetarian Risotto Recipe with Leeks

Bacon and roasted tomato risotto

This comforting risotto is ready in just 30 minutes and can be made using ingredients you may already have in your fridge and store cupboard – perfect to whip up after work.

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Bacon and Tomato Risotto Recipe

Radicchio and pancetta risotto

Radicchio and pancetta are a classic Italian pairing. Sharp and salty, they have been brought together to complement this creamy risotto, which can be whipped up for a quick midweek dinner.

Pancetta Risotto Recipe with Radicchio