Butternut Squash Risotto with Bacon & Sage

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

62 minutes



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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled, chopped
  • 4 strips uncooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH and preheat pot for 5 minutes. Heat oil in pot for 2 minutes. Add onions, bacon, and sage to pot. Cook uncovered 10 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir rice, salt, and pepper into pot. Cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring often
  3. Stir in broth. Cook 10 minutes.
  4. Stir squash into pot. Set to STOVE TOP LOW. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until rice and squash are tender.
  5. Stir cheese into pot. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH. Cook uncovered 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mixture is creamy, stirring occasionally.

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