Fall Comfort: Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto



Fall Comfort: Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

Fall is the season of comfort and warmth, and there’s no better way to embrace it than with a steaming plate of Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto. This hearty dish combines the earthy flavors of roasted butternut squash with the aromatic essence of fresh sage, creating a culinary symphony that will delight your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, kept warm
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the diced butternut squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped sage leaves, sautéing for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the Arborio rice to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until the rice is translucent around the edges, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the white wine and cook until it’s mostly absorbed by the rice, stirring frequently.
  5. Begin adding the warm vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring continuously and allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding the next. Continue this process until the rice is creamy and cooked to your desired doneness, about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the roasted butternut squash and grated Parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined and heated through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with extra sage leaves and Parmesan cheese if desired.
  8. Serve your Fall Comfort Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto hot and enjoy the cozy flavors of the season!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A comforting fall recipe that combines the rich flavors of roasted butternut squash and fresh sage in a creamy, cheesy risotto.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 350 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g

Fall Comfort Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto is the embodiment of autumn on a plate. With each forkful, you’ll experience the nutty sweetness of butternut squash, the earthy goodness of sage, and the creamy richness of Parmesan-infused risotto. This dish is a true celebration of the season’s bounty and will warm your heart and soul on a crisp fall evening.
Whether you’re serving it as a comforting family dinner or impressing guests at a special gathering, this Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto recipe will become a cherished fall favorite. It’s a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of the season, and every bite tells a story of comfort, warmth, and deliciousness. So, embrace the fall comfort and savor this delightful dish with loved ones.

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