Butternut Squash Risotto by Family Home Cook | Mealz

Butternut Squash Risotto


5 Servings

45 min Prep, 40 min Cook


Allergy Friendly


Risotto is one of them dishes that is very versatile & takes on different flavours very easily & once you master it you can come up with some great dishes any time of the year using whatever is in season at the time.

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Cooking Stages

    • Peel & cut the butternut squash in half removing the seeds then cut into quarters & some small cubes. Drizzle with oil, season & sprinkle with the thyme then roast at 180 till tender.

    • Place the bacon under a hot grill & cook till golden brown then set to one side to cool. Once cold place into a food processor & give it a quick whizz to form a crumb.

    • Once the squash is cooked keep the cubes to one side & with the larger pieces chop & whizz in a food processor then pass through a sieve so you have a smooth puree.

    • Add oil & a small knob of butter to a pan followed by the onions & garlic cook till soft.

    • Add the rice & once the rice starts to go a little transparent turn the heat up & add the wine.

    • Once the wine had reduced turn the heat down add the puree, season & add a ladle of stock.

    • Keep adding stock a little at a time whilst stirring until the rice is cooked, once cooked take off the heat add a few knobs of butter the grated parmesan give it a good stir, cover & set to one side for a couple of minutes.

    • Whilst the risotto is resting add 50g of butter to a pan & when it melts add the sage leaves & cook till crispy then place on some kitchen paper.

    • To serve place the risotto on a plate, top with the squash cubes, bacon crumbs, crispy sage & a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 572.2 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1001.4 cals50%
% Daily Value*
Kilojoules 4217.8 kJ50%
Fat 28.8 g44%
Sodium 1072.2 mg47%
Carbohydrate 75 g25%
Protein 23.2 g46%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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