Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto4.1/5 (BASED ON 851 reviews)
A delicious, warming dish for cold winter nights, or a healthy and wholesome dish for a long summer evening - our gluten-free Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto works well at any time. Our kit contains delightful blend of warm spices and a roasted garlic paste - we're particularly fond of the cinnamon and chilli blend in this dish – the flavour combination here certainly had us coming back for seconds!
Cook our delicious Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Roasted Garlic Paste pot, a Vegetable Stock pot and a Risotto Spice Blend pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto in just 25 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Roasted Garlic Paste
- Vegetable Stock
- Risotto Spice Blend
Your shopping list:
- small onion
- butternut squash
- arborio risotto rice
- pine nuts
- white wine(optional)
Our 25 minute recipe
Bring 750ml of water to the boil in a saucepan and then add the Vegetable Stock. Keep warm on a low heat.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy-based pan or frying pan over a high heat and stir-fry the onion and Roasted Garlic Paste until soft. Add the Risotto Spice Blend and stir-fry for 1 more min. Add the rice and half of the butternut squash and fry for 4-5 mins, making sure all the grains are coated in the spice blend.
Add the wine (if using) to the rice and cook until completely absorbed. Then start adding the warm stock (2 ladles at a time), stirring regularly and cooking until it’s absorbed each time before adding more. This process should take approx 15 mins.
In another pan or frying pan add 1 tbsp of oil and bring the pan to high heat. Fry the remaining butternut squash for 4 -5 mins, until lightly coloured. Add the pine nuts and cook for 2 more mins.
Finish the risotto by stirring in the butter and half of the parmesan. Serve on plates with the fried butternut squash, pine nuts and remaining parmesan sprinkled on top.
Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto Reviews
BASED ON 851 reviews
mohit - Nov 15, 2018
My favourite dish! Spicy and flavoursome!
mohit - Nov 15, 2018
So lots of dishes here are mildly spiced so I added more chilli. And now it’s super hot! So don’t add more chilli! But lovely dish
Keren - Nov 15, 2018
Really tasty and will definitely make again, the only downside is that it takes longer to cook than stated.
Sarah - Nov 13, 2018
Love this dish
Nigel - Nov 12, 2018
This was way too hot for a so called mild dish, my wife struggled to eat it. It was fine for me but I do like a lot of spice
Judith - Nov 11, 2018
Lauren - Nov 09, 2018
Yummy enough but not the usual simplycook standard. too many spices - particularly musky-type ones and the mild chilli came as a little shock. Also the recipe does allow for enough softening of the butternut squash even though i cut it into tiny cubes. I recommend roasting off pieces of butternut squash in advance otherwise the rice becomes mushy and the dish doesn't look attractive. In all honesty I prefer my own home made butternut squash risotto but you have to try these things - it might work for you :)
Kath - Nov 05, 2018
Lovely, except for the hidden chilli in the spice mix.
Aisling - Nov 05, 2018
Didn't really like the flavours
Linda - Nov 03, 2018
Karli - Nov 02, 2018
Restaurant quality!! Lovely warming dinner ????????
CORRIE - Nov 01, 2018
Kathryn - Oct 30, 2018
Definitely not one of my favourite dishes. Tasted quite bland to me, the optional Parma ham is definitely needed, adding colour & taste. Probably won’t order again.
Michelle - Oct 26, 2018
Very nice but a lot of effort to cook
phoebe - Oct 24, 2018
it takes much longer to cook than it says
Matt - Oct 23, 2018
Added some chicken
Jo - Oct 23, 2018
Can't fault the flavours and textures (liked the mix of butternut squash in the risotto with the toasted/pan fried squash on top). But it upset me that the recipe in the app was inconsistent with that on the card and therefore missing the prosciutto. I use the app to get the ingredients when out shopping so it would be good if it actually had everything on it!
Ian - Oct 18, 2018
Was a lot better than I imagined, I think the ham and pine nuts make it worth doing.
Trudy - Oct 16, 2018
Extremely tasty, better than most bland resteraunt risottos
Kenneth - Oct 14, 2018
Cooked this in our motorhome. Couldn't get butternut squash so substituted with half of a small pumpkin. The result was much more yellow than the recipe card, but absolutely delicious. Will certainly have this again.
Jill - Oct 13, 2018
I liked this but my husband didn't
Sarah - Oct 03, 2018
Love this dish but I use chicken instead of squash
clairw - Sep 28, 2018
Lynne - Sep 26, 2018
Cinnamon in a risotto is just weird
Denise - Sep 20, 2018
Took longer than estimated to cook down the squash
Malaika - Sep 17, 2018
Was dubious at first with the ginger and cinnamon, but it went down well
Colin - Sep 15, 2018
One of the best risottos I’ve had!
Sarah - Sep 12, 2018
I added chicken instead of butternut squash & a few peppers & courgettes. Lovely
Adam - Sep 11, 2018
KAY - Sep 11, 2018
Faffy. Odd flavour.
Shaun - Sep 07, 2018
Lovely risotto with nice texture
Rob - Sep 07, 2018
Great risotto with amazing spice mix
Heather - Sep 03, 2018
Way too much cheese called for, even if it was halved that would be generous!
Sally - Sep 02, 2018
I absolutely LOVED this! So easy too!
Adam - Sep 01, 2018
Nice but too salty
Flaminia - Aug 28, 2018
Delicious, I would definitely add the prosciutto though !
Chris - Aug 27, 2018
Vicky - Aug 25, 2018
This is THE best dish so far! I oven roasted the squash with rosemary as we don’t use oil but it didn’t spoil it at all! I’ll be reordering this one on a regular basis!!!!
Philip - Aug 23, 2018
Easy to cook, really tasty, warming taste of cinnamon.
Erica - Aug 21, 2018
Such a gorgeous, cinnamony, winter-warmer of a dish. Yum!
Danny - Aug 19, 2018
Was just not my kinda thing.....loads of flavour though!!
Mark - Aug 18, 2018
Paula - Jul 28, 2018
Nice, tasted quite Moroccan.
Lucia - Jul 27, 2018
julia - Jul 27, 2018
It was ok
Alicja - Jul 27, 2018
Spicy and the taste reminds me too much of a gingerbread man
Marc - Jul 25, 2018
Amanda - Jul 03, 2018
Delicious but needs more protein - was hungry very quickly after
Amanda - Jun 29, 2018
emma - Jun 26, 2018
Tasty but not a favourite