Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

We don’t do a lot of vegetarian meals, but occasionally we have one that is just amazing and this was one of those meals!  I am also realizing that I have a very large crush on pepitas!!  The prep was also very nice and quick!


Prep Time:  10 minutes   Total Time: 50 minutes   Serves: 2 people

Ingredients you need to cook this shit:

  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1/4 oz. Sage
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 12 oz. Butternut Squash Cubed
  • 1 Veggie Stock Concentrate
  • 3/4 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 oz. Pepitas
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 TSBP butter

Directions you need to cook this shit:

  1. Wash and dry all your produce.  Adjust the rack to the middle position in your oven and preheat to 425 degrees.  Halve, peel and finely dice onion. Pick and finely chop enough sage leaves to give you 1 TBSP. Mince or grate garlic.  Chop up your Butternut Squash if you don’t get it already prepped and cubed.
  2. Toss squash on a baking sheet with chopped sage, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until tender and browned, about 30 minutes, about 30 minutes, tossing halfway through. Meanwhile, bring 3 cups water and stock concentrate to a gentle simmer in a small pot.
  3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, tossing, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add rice to pan and toss until grains are translucent, 1-2 minutes.  Pour stock into pan 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition. Allow rice to absorb stock before adding more. Continue until grains are al dente, 25- 30 minutes – risotto should be thick but not stiff and grains should have a little bite to them.
  5. Once risotto is done cooking, stir squash into pan, followed by 1 TBSP butter and half the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide risotto between plates.  Garnish with pepitas and remaining parmesan and serve.

Calories: 670


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