Barefoot Contessa's Butternut Squash Risotto

Recipe by Juenessa
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel the butternut squash, remove the seeds, and cut it into 3/4-inch cubes.
  • You should have about 6 cups.
  • Place the squash on a sheet pan and toss it with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing once, until very tender.
  • Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock in a small covered saucepan.
  • Leave it on low heat to simmer.
  • In a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and saute the pancetta and shallots on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until the shallots are translucent but not browned.
  • Add the rice and stir to coat the grains with butter.
  • Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 full ladles of stock to the rice plus the saffron, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Stir, and simmer until the stock is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Continue to add the stock, 2 ladles at a time, stirring every few minutes.
  • Each time, cook until the mixture seems a little dry, then add more stock.
  • Continue until the rice is cooked through, but still al dente, about 30 minutes total.
  • Off the heat, add the roasted squash cubes and Parmesan.
  • Mix well and serve.
Advertisement