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Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto Recipe

Butternut squash risotto

Published: January 6, 2022 at 6:16 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Indulgent but easy enough for weeknights. This butternut squash risotto with sage will hit the spot when you need Italian comfort food. Ready in half an hour

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal241
fat3.7g
carbs45.6g
fibre2.9g
protein4.9g
salt0.5g
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Try this butternut squash risotto, then check out more risotto recipes and vegetarian risotto recipes.

For more meat-free options, try our vegetarian lasagne, vegetarian moussaka, vegetarian paella and other vegetarian recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • butternut squash, or pumpkin 250g, peeled and diced
  • 200g carnaroli or arborio (risotto) rice
  • 800ml vegetable or chicken stock, hot
  • a few leaves sage, chopped
  • parmesan or grana padano, grated to make 2 tbsp, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fry the onion gently in 1 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan or sauté pan until soft but not browned. Add the squash and rice and stir for a few seconds to coat the grains with oil.

  • STEP 2

    Add a couple of ladles of stock and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until almost all the stock is absorbed.

  • STEP 3

    Add the rest of the stock a little at a time, cooking until each addition is absorbed before adding the next, until the squash is soft and the rice is creamy but still al dente. Stir in the sage and season well. Divide the risotto between bowls and sprinkle with cheese to serve.

Try two more of our meat-free risottos:

Vegetable risotto

Enjoy our vibrant veggie risotto with peas, baby spinach and asparagus. This easy veggie dinner is bursting with fresh flavours from chives, mint, lemon zest and pecorino

Herby greens and pecorino risotto

Vegan risotto

Fennel, courgette, peas and parsley make for a wonderfully green risotto. This one is flavoured with a little nutritional yeast in place of parmesan, to keep it plant-based.

Vegan risotto
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