Butternut Squash Risotto

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  • 1 ½ pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 28 oz reduced sodium chicken broth mixed with ½ cup water and heated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish


  1. In a medium heavy-bottom saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add squash; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until edges soften. Approximately 6-8 minutes.

    2. Add rice and stir. Add wine; cook until almost all liquid has evaporated about 1-2 minutes.

    3. Reduce heat to medium-low; add ½ cup hot broth mixture. Cook, stirring until all liquid is absorbed. Add remaining broth mixture, ½ cup at a time, stirring until liquid is absorbed before adding more. This will take about 30-45 minutes.

    4. Stir in parmesan, sage, and 1 ½ teaspoons salt. Garnish with more parmesan and sage if desired.