Risotto with Cheddar Cheese Recipe with Balsamic Tomatoes and Onions

Cheddar and spring onion risotto with balsamic tomatoes

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Try our creamy risotto, oozing with mature cheddar cheese and topped with pan-fried cherry tomatoes. This comforting recipe is bursting with beautiful flavours.


Try this cheddar and spring onion risotto then check out more risotto recipes, such as our vegetable risotto and healthy risotto.

For more veggie options, try our vegetarian lasagne, vegetarian moussaka, vegetarian paella and other vegetarian recipes.



  • butter 25g
  • spring onions 6, chopped
  • risotto rice 150g
  • white wine a splash (optional)
  • vegetable or chicken stock 750ml
  • Dijon mustard ½ tsp
  • mature cheddar 100g, grated


  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • cherry tomatoes 100g
  • balsamic vinegar a drizzle
  • basil a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a wide shallow pan. Cook the spring onions for 4-5 minutes or until soft. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes. Add the wine, if using, and bubble until absorbed. Gradually stir in the stock a little at a time, again waiting until it’s absorbed before adding more. Repeat until the rice is creamy, oozy and tender (you might not need to use all the stock, or you may need to add a splash more if the mixture is too thick).

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a separate small pan over a medium-high heat and cook the tomatoes with lots of seasoning until they are just starting to burst.

  • Step 3

    Stir the mustard and cheese into the risotto, and season with pepper and a little salt if it needs it. Spoon into warm bowls and top with the tomatoes, a drizzle of balsamic and some basil.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 703
  • Fat 35.3g
  • Saturates 18.7g
  • Carbs 67g
  • Sugars 5.1g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 27.7g
  • Salt 3.5g