Pizza risotto bake, a yummy way to enjoy risotto!

Pizza risotto bake, a yummy way to enjoy risotto!

By 16/12/2015

Honestly I feel exhausted at this time of year and it seems that everybody else feels just the same, the build up to Christmas is always so hectic however I am thrilled to say I have almost finished my Christmas shopping! Just a few more bits to get and then... time for the food shopping list!

In the meantime I am still busy creating new dishes. I have had this risotto pizza before and I thought it would be good to give it a try as it seemed such an easy dish to prepare.

"But.. is it risotto or pizza?!" I have been asked.. well it is a bit of both. Let's say it is a risotto pizza flavour.

Simply make a risotto with tomato sauce, add a pizza topping and pop it in the oven for a few minutes enough for the cheese to melt a little.

Result: a beautiful looking dish and very tasty indeed!

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



Make a broth with the stock cube and 1 Liter or 1.05 qt of hot water.

Chop the onion finely and stir fry it until translucent in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil then add the rice and toast it for a minute or so whilst stirring all the time.

toasting rice

Add the tomato sauce, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of sugar, salt and pepper and some of the broth. Cook the rice whilst stirring from time to time and keep topping up with the broth as it dries out (you probably won't need to use up all the broth). Cook the rice for 12 minutes.

adding tomato sauce

Switch off the heat, add 1/2 chopped mozzarella, 1 tbsp of olive oil, the Parmesan cheese and stir well. Pour on a greased baking tin measuring approx 22 cm or 9 inch diameter. Of course you can use a square tin too (one that's not too large). Pour a little broth on top of the rice as it will dry out in the oven.

rice in the mold

Put the remaining sliced mozzarella, the cherry tomatoes and the basil leaves on top. Finish off with a sprinkle of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

Rice Pizza Recipe

Put it in a hot oven at 190C or 375F for 6 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted. Serve warm.

Rice Pizza Recipe

Rice Pizza Recipe

I'm sharing this with Jac's Meat Free Mondays linky.

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18 Responses to Pizza risotto bake, a yummy way to enjoy risotto!

  1. Christopher Williamson

    So easy
    Made it for lunch today hours after getting the recipe.
    I added some halved, pitted black olives and had it with some home-made toast on the side.

    • Alida

      Wow, that was quick! Bravo!
      Good tip adding black olives, must try that next time.

  2. Christopher Williamson

    I think it should be called Pizzotto!

    • Alida

      I like that! πŸ™‚

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    A great idea and looks awesome. Both foods that many people love combined… love it.. and what a beautiful presentation. It looks like a photo…thank you dear friend for sharing. Have a great day…

    Dottie πŸ™‚

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Bello da presentare e gustosissimo questo risotto pizza, ottima idea! Buona serata, ciao!

  5. All That I'm Eating

    It sounds so good I don’t mind if it’s risotto or pizza! Great idea!

    • Alida

      Thank you, just a mix of both but it works!

    • Alida


  6. speedy70

    Questa sΓ¬ che Γ¨ una sfiziosissima idea… e tanto invitante!!!!

  7. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    I love a baked risotto, none of that endless stirring. And then more stirring.

    I would never dare post a photo of my hob, it is always filthy!

    • Alida

      These days I seem to be making risotto all the time especially now that it is winter time. Love to try different ways of preparing it.

  8. Elisabetta

    What an original idea. Such a great combination of two delicious dishes. Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Grazie 1000.

  9. emma white

    looks yummy! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thanks Emma!

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