Butternut Squash Risotto


  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash (from a 2 1/2-pound squash)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped sage

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring chicken broth to a simmer.  Reduce heat to low.

Step 2: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil.  Add onion and cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.  Stir in squash, 1 tablespoon butter and garlic.  Cook until the squash is beginning to color around the edges and becomes soft, about 6 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Stir in remaining tablespoon butter and arborio rice, stirring quickly.  Cook until the grains are well-coated and smell slightly toasty, about 2 minutes.  Add the wine and cook until the wine is mostly absorbed.

Step 4: With a ladle, add about 1 cup hot broth.  Stirring often, cook until rice has mostly absorbed liquid.  Add remaining broth about 1 cup at a time, continuing to allow the rice to absorb each addition before adding more.

Step 5: Stir often and cook until squash is tender and risotto is al dente and creamy, not mushy, about 25 minutes.  Stir in Parmesan and sage, then season with salt and pepper before serving.

Enjoy this fall-inspired risotto from Delish!