Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

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Yvonne Published: December 23, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Butternut Squash Risotto

This creamy risotto is loaded with pureed butternut squash cooked in broth with shallots, wine, and sage, plus arugula and cheese for garnish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 3cupschicken broth,fat free low-sodium, use vegetable broth for vegetarian
  • 1cupbutternut squash puree
  • 1tspbutter or olive oil
  • 3clovesgarlic,chopped
  • ¼cupshallots,chopped
  • 1cuparborio rice
  • 2ozdry white wine
  • 1tbspfresh sage,minced
  • ¼cupParmigiano-Reggiano,freshly grated
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
  • 2cupsfresh baby arugula,for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan, heat broth and butternut squash puree over medium-high heat. When it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and maintain over low heat, taste for salt and adjust as needed.

  2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat oil or butter until melted. Add shallots, garlic, and rice.

  3. Saute for about 3 minutes until the rice is well coated with oil or butter. Add the wine and sage and stir until it is absorbed.

  4. Add a ladleful of the simmering stock; wait until it is absorbed before adding another ladleful. Stir gently and constantly to loosen the starch and create a smooth creamy-textured liquid.

  5. Continue this process for about 25 to 30 minutes until the rice is creamy, tender to the bite, but slightly firm in the center and all the stock is used.

  6. When all the liquid is absorbed, stir in the grated cheese and remove from heat. 

  7. Serve immediately and top with baby arugula and extra grated cheese if desired.


  • Calories: 337.55kcal
  • Fat: 6.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.04g
  • Fiber: 3.56g
  • Sugar: 4.74g
  • Protein: 12.26g
  • Cholesterol: 11.72mg
  • Sodium: 716.48mg
  • Calcium: 185.46mg
  • Potassium: 457.26mg
  • Iron: 3.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 217.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.36mg
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