Herby greens and pecorino risotto

Vegetarian risotto recipes

Celebrate vegetables – from asparagus to mushrooms and butternut squash – with these meat-free risotto recipes

Looking for the best risotto recipes? Here are some of our favourite vegetarian recipes, from earthy mushroom risotto to summery pearl barley risotto and spring green risotto. 


Try our best risotto here for plenty of tips and tricks to create the creamiest dish, and swap the seafood for veggies if you want to keep it meat-free. Then check out our easy rice dishes, too. 

Vegetarian risotto recipes

Green veg risotto

A green-speckled risotto, made vibrant with peas, baby spinach and asparagus. Chives, mint, lemon zest and pecorino add extra bursts of flavour.

Herby greens and pecorino risotto

Mushroom risotto

Try our earthy risotto studded with chestnut and dried porcini mushrooms. It’s lifted with zesty lemon and made creamier with butter and hard Italian cheese.

Mushroom Risotto Recipe with Lemon

Butternut squash risotto

Indulgent but easy enough for weeknights, this butternut squash risotto with sage will hit the spot when you need Italian comfort food. Plus, it’s ready in half an hour.

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto Recipe

Asparagus risotto


This asparagus risotto is made with freekeh – a green wheat grain – instead of rice. It works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked.

Risotto Recipe With Freekeh and Spring Greens