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A truly delightful recipe, so easy to make and so delicious, especially if - like me - you love spinach! I made this risotto with homemade chicken broth and 4 cups of fresh baby spinach leaves (one more cup than specified; I often increase spinach in recipes) and in step 6, I added a 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, one tablespoon of chopped fresh basil chopped, a 1/4 cup of feta (and therefore NO salt, of course) and a 1/4 cup of pine nuts. The yummiest risotto imaginable: just superb! This one I’ll be making often. Thanks, KITTENCAL!.

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bluemoon downunder May 27, 2006

This is a delicious side dish. The only change I made was to use sweet red pepper instead of green. It was what I had on hand and the red pepper added nice color. I had reservations that this could be so easy and would bake in the oven; it was perfect after 35 minutes. Thank you very much for posting this recipe. I will certainly make this dish again.

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Michele of Eagan January 05, 2013

Wow! This one is amazing. I threw in 4 oz. mushrooms, and took Bluemoon Downunder's recommendation of chopped fresh basil, feta and someone else's recommendation of sun-dried tomatoes. I would make this again and again.

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KnoxFam May 13, 2011

Served this with your Layered Eggplant Parmesan (Vegetarian). It was my first time making risotto in the oven and I was very pleased with the consistency and ease of it! I used bluemoon downunder's suggestions and will definitely make again with those additions. Also, I will try with sun-dried tomatoes instead of green pepper next time, I think that would fit better with the feta and pine nuts. Thanks for posting!

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noway October 10, 2010

I made this vegetarian with vegie stock & used a red capsicum instead of green. We found this to be a bit bland. If I make it again I'll try it with bluemoon's changes & see how that goes for us.

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Rhiannon and Matt November 04, 2008

I couldn't keep myself from snitching extras as I put away the left-overs. Very yummy and flavorful! I made it using bluemoon's recommendations and can't imagine it any other way. I left out the bell pepper, as I didn't have any, and increased the spinach to at least 5 loose cups (should it be fluffed or compacted??). I used a 1/2 cup of feta, as I was a bit short on Parmesan, added the 1/4 cup pine nuts, freshly grated nutmeg, and left out the basil and salt. I covered it with finely grated Romano which gave it a wonderful crisp shell. Superb! DH loved it, too. Probably best for a candle-light meal though, as it's not aesthetically pleasing!

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Frau Frau April 07, 2008

This was very good. I made the recipe almost exactly as described. The only difference is that my 3 year old cooking assistant was quite liberal in her measurement of the spinach. The flavor was good and preparation was quick for a very busy working mom. Next time I would use no salt and a little less butter/olive oil as I found it a tad salty.

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kathykelly December 11, 2007

I made this recipe for a group of about 40 people and it was a hit! I used bluemoon's idea of adding feta into it, and it was amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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jasie_peltier June 19, 2006

Simple, simple, simple to make and great flavor. I sauted everything on top of the stove in an ovenproof casserole, so once everything was incorporated, I just stuck the whole thing in the oven. Only took about 30 minutes.

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KelBel May 25, 2006
Oven-Baked Spinach Risotto