Butternut Squash Risotto

Susan McGreevy Recipe

By Susan McGreevy smcgreevy

45 Min
Stove Top

I love Risotto and I am always looking for recipes. It has such creaminess without the cream!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Risotto is always a bit labor-intensive... but SO worth it! This recipe is a terrific example of how good homemade risotto can be.

NOTE: We used a total of 4 cups of chicken stock... Use more or less to your liking.


2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 medium
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
sage, fresh, chopped
1 small
butternut squash, peeled, seeded and grated or finely chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 c
arborio rice
1 c
dry white wine (always use wine you would drink when you cook)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
4 c
chicken stock, light

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Rice Reinventions

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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Mar 9, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Mar 9, 2012 - Kitchen Crew shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Mar 9, 2012
Congratulations Susan, on your first blue ribbon!
Caela M Stervander Caela
Jun 3, 2012
I recently ate Butternut squash risotto and it was so good, been the only thing on my mind since, lol. Can't wait to try this recipe, it looks great!!! :)
Kris Downs Gr8cookie
Sep 28, 2012
This looks so good. I have tried a similar recipe and was pleased with the results. Like the author said "don't rush". It does take time and works best as a side for meat that can "wait" until the risotto is perfect.
Laurel Lynn Ldlynn
Oct 8, 2012
Where can i find arborio rice- never heard of it.....will any other kind of white rice work?
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Oct 9, 2012
ummmm sounds so good
Nancy Bell Nancy_Bell
Nov 12, 2012
if you have a local health food grocery store, they will have the arborio rice, or an Asian grocery store will have it also. You might find it in your local grocery, ask a clerk if you dont see it.
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Kris Downs Gr8cookie
Nov 27, 2012
Kroger, Publix and WalMart sell arborio rice. If you can't find it, look for short grain rice. Butternut squash is one of my favorite vegetables and I like it just about anyway it is prepared, but in risotto it is the best. But like other said before you must go slow.
Thea Pappalardo Sassy01
Nov 27, 2012
Congrats on making the feature page! Making risotto has been on my bucket list and I have aborio in my pantry. Finally!! A risotto my picky husband would like. Thank you! (I hope you made out okay duing the storm.)
donna boyle cakelady14
Nov 28, 2012
This looks so declicious!! It's going to grace my Christmas table this year, for sure!! Any new way to include squash is good!!
Donna :)

@ Laurel Lynn..Look in the ethnic section of your grocery store..with the Italian foods..some stores stock it with the other rice, too.
Debbi Hegney caldaklovers
Nov 30, 2012
Am I missing something about this recipe??? I don't see any other comments about the vegetables! What vegetables? There aren't any on the list of ingredients... The photo looks like corn in it...Can't tell about any other...
I was going to make this tonite, but now will have to wait till I hear back from someone.
donna boyle cakelady14
Dec 1, 2012
@ Debbi..I believe she's referring to the onions and squash? Please let us now how it turns out :-) Can't wait to make this!!
donna boyle cakelady14
Dec 1, 2012
...and the garlic ;-)