Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto


October 16, 2017

  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 cup Arborio rice

1/2 cup dry white wine

2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, mixed with 1/2 cup water and heated

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, plus more for garnish


1In a medium heavy-bottom saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add squash; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until edges soften, 6 to 8 minutes.

2Add rice; stir to coat. Add wine; cook until almost all liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

3Reduce heat to medium-low; add 1/2 cup hot broth mixture. Cook, stirring, until almost all liquid is absorbed. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until liquid is absorbed before adding more, 35 to 40 minutes total.

4Stir in Parmesan, sage, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Serve immediately, garnished with more Parmesan and sage, if desired.

Note: Dried sage has a stronger flavor than fresh; use 1/2 teaspoon dried sage in place of each tablespoon of chopped fresh.

Shared from Martha Stewart.