Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

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Thanks to the Simply Recipies blog...wonderful!

I loved this dish. I could sit down and eat cups and cups and cups of this dish. It was a wonderful side, and an easy main for a vegetarian. Thanks to Simply Recipies blog...wonderful!
I used extra butternut squash and it worked really well, I also found that I did not need to add extra cheese at the table.

Servings: 4-6 big servings


Cost per serving $3.52 view details
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided into 4 Tbsp and 1 Tbsp
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled, and finely diced
  • 2 cups arborio rice (can substitute medium grained white rice, but arborio is preferred)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chives or garlic chives
  • Salt


  1. Heat broth in a med pot and keep warm over low heat. Melt 4 Tbsp of butter in a large saucepan; add onion and butternut squash. Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rice to onion and squash. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine. Cook, stirring constantly until wine has been absorbed by the rice or evaporated. Add a few ladles of broth, just enough to barely cover rice. Cook, stirring continupusly, over medium heat until broth has been absorbed. Continue cooking and stirring rice, adding a ladle or so of broth at a time, cook and stir until all of the broth is absorbed, and until the rice is tender, but still firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. 3 During the last minutes of cooking, add remaining tablespoon of butter, 1/3 cup Parmesan, and chives. At this point the rice should have a creamy consistency. Add salt to taste. Serve with remaining grated Parmesan.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 685g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 684  
Calories from Fat 199 29%
Total Fat 22.65g 28%
Saturated Fat 13.75g 55%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1049mg 44%
Potassium 769mg 22%
Total Carbs 86.75g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 15%
Sugars 2.84g 2%
Protein 21.36g 34%
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  • John Spottiswood
    October 9, 2008
    This looks yummy, Kelly. I love Simple Recipes too. Thanks for sharing!

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