Roasted butternut squash risotto

This recipe is adapted from another recipe that I have already posted, but we wanted to make a veggie version of it.  This roasted butternut squash risotto is so delicious (if I say so myself) – it’s really comfort food. Great for a mid-week meal or for entertaining as it’s so easy to make – you’ll want to make it again and again! 


Ingredients (serves 4)

3 tbsp olive oil
1 small-ish butternut squash, chopped into small pieces
2 leeks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Small handful fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
350g risotto rice
200ml white wine
800ml vegetable stock, hot
25g butter
50g vegetarian Parmesan, grated
100g goat’s cheese, crumbled




1. Place the butternut squash in a roasting tin with 2 tbsp of the oil. Roast in the oven until browned at the edges – you can do this in advance of needing it if you wish.


2. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Add the leek and fry until slightly soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, before adding the rice and stirring for another 1-2 minutes.


3. Turn up the heat, add the wine and bubble for a few minutes to cook off the alcohol. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, waiting until each one is absorbed before adding the next.


4. Take the risotto off the heat and stir in the butter, the Parmesan and the goat’s cheese.


Enjoy! If you’d prefer the version with bacon in it, click here!

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