Butternut squash risotto with sage and white wine

Butternut squash risotto with sage and white wine

Hello everyone, about 4 weeks ago me and my husband went to a very interesting local farmers market where I had the possibility to buy the most amazing 100% organic apple juice and goat and cow milk cheese but apart from these I bought two small-sized Butternut Squashes of different varieties. I love its smooth and creamy consistency and think it works perfectly with sage, butter and cheese so I thought of making a nice risotto with it. I used a vegetable broth I made with carrot, onion, leek and celery.

I highly recommend trying it because it needs few ingredients to make, it requires a simple preparation and the results are amazing as the rice, the Sage and the Parmesan cheese enhance the Butternut Squash natural flavour. Plus I presented it not directly on a plate but on its own skin.

Butternut squash risotto with sage

 

To make this risotto you will need:

This recipe serves 2 persons

2 small-sized Butternut Squashes (about 200 gr of Butternut squash if you don’t have 2 small size ones)

180 gr of Carnaroli rice

4-5 leaves of Fresh Sage

1/2 glass of white wine

1 big onion

1 carrot

1 leek

1 stalk of celery

20 gr of butter

25  gr of Parmesan cheese (vegetarian  Parmesan cheese version)

Salt

Black Pepper

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

 

For the preparation:

First of all  cut the carrot, 1/2 of the onion, the celery, the leek in big chunks and  cook them on 2 lt of water with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper, 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and cook for about 1 hour with the lead on. Once the vegetables are cooked let them cool down and filter to take the pieces of the vegetables away until you are left with the clear broth liquid.

Once you have the broth, chop the other half of the onion, wash the fresh Sage and cut it in small pieces and take the internal part of the butternut squashes and cut it into small pieces. Then slightly salt and put them to cook in the oven on low-medium heat until slightly brown.

Butternut squash risotto with sage ingredients

Tip-To remove the internal part easily I used a small teaspoon and gently rotated it inside the Butternut Squash.

On a frying pan put 1 tablespoon of olive oil and then add the onion and cook it on low heat for about 2 minutes after that add the butternut squash, the Sage  and cook  by mixing everything together otherwise it will stick on the pan for about 15 minutes.

Then add the rice  and toast it for 2 minutes after that add the 1/2 glass of white wine and cook until the wine completely evaporates. Once the white wine evaporates add one ladle at a time of vegetable broth until the rice completely absorbs it and continue adding the broth until the rice is cooked.

Once the rice is cooked add the Salt and Pepper and when you are happy with it turn the heat off. The last thing to do is adding the butter, the  Parmesan and carefully stir the rice.  Once you are finished place the creamy risotto inside the Butternut Squashes.

If you replace the Parmesan cheese with the Vegetarian Parmesan cheese version, it will turn into a perfect and delicious vegetarian risotto recipe.

 

I really hope you will like this recipe which I think it is perfect for Autumn and a special main course dinner (but even to take at work for lunch the next day, I am sure you will impress your colleagues) 🙂

See you at the next recipe,

Have an amazing week ahead!!!

 

 

 

 

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32 comments

  1. I love this presentation!

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    1. Thank you very much hotDish for the nice words! 🙂

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  2. Ah, stunning photography! Looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much bfbaker for the kind words, please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thanks, Alice. I’ll be sure to let you know when I give it a go 🙂

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  3. Mmmm, I love that the risotto looks so creamy..;)

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    1. Thank you very much tastasty for the nice words. I love the creamy result,too. Please give it a go!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Welcome, I will keep it in mind..;)

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  4. Looks delicious 😄

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    1. Thank you very much Di Burgess! 🙂

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  5. Now I know what to make for dinner tonight 🙂 thanks! But I might have to use a large butternut squash if I can’t find small ones. Is this recipe for two servings? 🙂

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    1. And how much sage did you use? It doesn’t say in the ingredients. Sorry for all the questions!

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      1. I am very sorry for not writing it in the recipe but I already modified it (you will need 4-5 leaves of fresh Sage) and if you don’t have 2 small ones you can use about 200 gr of buttenut squash. Hope I helped and thank you very much for stopping by! I really do appreciate and please do let me know how it goes! 🙂
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      2. Ok great, thanks for your help! 🙂 I’m actually making it right now (it’s 7pm here) and so far so good.
        Have a nice day 🙂
        Ani

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      3. Thank you Ani and sorry again! 🙂 Please do let me know how it goes!

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      4. That’s ok 🙂 Well the risotto was a success! My dad even had seconds.

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      5. Wow really? I am sooo happy your DAD liked it. It is good when someone tries your recipe and likes it as much as you do. Yeahhh 🙂
        Say hello to your Dad,
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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    2. Hello Wendy & Ani sorry for the late reply, This is a recipe for two servings! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. This sounds and looks delicious! The presentation is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you very much Amanda for the nice words! I really do appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. OMG! What a beautiful presentation`:D

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words! Hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. absolutely lovely presentation!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the nice words, I really do appreciate!
      Have a nice week ahead,
      Alice

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  9. Butternut squash is where it’s at!

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  10. That just looks and sounds AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice comment milesandmimosas, I hope you get the chance to give it a go! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious! The presentation inside the squash it a beautiful touch.

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words craftymissj. Please do give it a go! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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