Creamy pumpkin and sage risotto

Creamy pumpkin and sage risotto

By 01/11/2012

More pumpkin folks! I think I am making the most of it. I am addicted 🙂

I have a few recipes I want to share.

This is something I have been making often in the past few weeks. It is no new recipe; pumpkin risotto is one of the most classic dishes. Rice goes particularly well with pumpkin as it gives it that creamy consistency and has that melt in your mouth factor.

It is also relatively quick to make. I would say peeling the pumpkin can be fiddly sometimes. Once you have done that it's almost job done! This risotto has very few ingredients: you don't really need that many after all, the pumpkin combined with sage gives it all the flavour it needs.

If I was on a diet I would certainly choose this dish; you don't have to add butter as the pumpkin is creamy anyway or you can substitute it with olive oil which is a better type of fat.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes
  • Yield : 4


Gently fry the onion with a spoonful of olive oil.

Add the pumpkin chopped into small cubes with the sage leaves and cook it until soft (add some of hot water if it gets dry). Cook it for about 10 min.

Add the risotto and stir fry it with the pumpkin for a couple of minutes, season with salt and pepper then add the stock cube with some hot water.

Cook it according to packet instructions and keep topping it up with hot water as it dries out.

When it is cooked turn the heat off, add the butter and stir well.

Serve immediately sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese and the parsley.

pumpkin and sage risotto

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15 Responses to Creamy pumpkin and sage risotto

  1. Elly

    Vedo che stai preparando dei piatti veramente gustosi con la zucca. Io l’ho scoperta da poco e me ne sono innamorata. E questo risotto cremoso ne è la prova!!!

  2. Catherine

    I have been making this a lot over the past few weeks. I also throw old Parmesan rinds into the mix for flavour. Is that allowed?

  3. pegasuslegend

    I wish I could taste this right now. Loving all the flavors your making me make a list to buy these ingredients to make it

  4. Sarah Scott

    Pumpkin and sage – heaven!

  5. My Italian Smörgåsbord

    roly polie! that looks amazing!!! I am already imagining it with some black rice… it makes such a nutritious and yummy fall dish. thanks for the inspiration and my compliments for the new website, looks groovy!

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  7. jimmyandjulia

    I’m a fan of anything pumpkin, but this sounds divine! Great idea (I don’t know why I had never thought of adding pumpkin to a dish like this, but it is brilliant!)!!

  8. lazylauramaisey

    I had a pumpkin and asparagus risotto the other day and it was lovely. Maybe I’ll try it with sage as well next time because this looks lovely.

  9. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Looks delicious… I love risotto but because its expensive to get that here, so we don’t eat much of it except in an Italian restaurant… would love to be able to cook this at home…

  10. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Alida – coming from an Italian, it’s a real compliment 🙂
    I see you have opted for the healthier version using olive oil. The finished article looks lovely especially with the herbs sprinkled on top 🙂

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