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 Vegetable Stock pot, a Roasted Garlic Paste 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:

  • Vegetable Stock
  • Roasted Garlic Paste
  • Risotto Spice Blend

Your shopping list:

small onion
butternut squash
arborio risotto rice
pine nuts
of prosciutto
of white wine(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Make the stock

    Boil 750ml water in a pan and then add the VEGETABLE STOCK. Keep warm on a low heat. 

  • 2.

    Start the risotto

    Heat a little oil in a pan over a medium-high heat and fry the onion and ROASTED GARLIC PASTE until soft, but not coloured.

    Add the RISOTTO SPICE BLEND and and the rice and stir for 1 min.

    Add half of the butternut squash and continue to cook for 5 mins.

    Add the wine (if using) to the rice and stir until it has completely been absorbed. 

  • 3.

    Ladle in the stock

    Start to add the stock (2 ladles at a time), stirring often and cooking over a medium heat until the liquid has been absorbed each time before adding more. This should take around 15-20 mins. 

  • 4.

    Fry the extra squash

    In another pan heat a little oil over medium-high heat and fry the remaining butternut squash for 4 -5 mins.

    Add the pine nuts and prosciutto strips (if using) and cook for 2 more mins.

    Finish the risotto by stirring in the butter and half of the parmesan

  • 5.


    Serve with the fried butternut squash, prosciutto, pine nuts and remaining parmesan sprinkled on top 


Spiced Butternut Squash Risotto Reviews

BASED ON 1389 reviews

Karen - Jun 17, 2019

It the best although very tasty. Really don’t need the boxes to make this. Very filling and easy but won’t be re ordering this.

Laura - Jun 16, 2019

So tasty

Daniela - Jun 15, 2019

It was a bit on the salty side and probably hotter than I'd expect a risotto to be. Still good though

Morny - Jun 11, 2019

Nice just a bit boring

Sara - Jun 08, 2019

Tasty and filling would recommend

Emily - Jun 06, 2019

Could make without pots

Sam - Jun 04, 2019

Really tasty and rich. Pine nuts and crispy bacon were a great addition.

Natalie - Jun 04, 2019

Amazing !!

Greg - Jun 03, 2019

Super tasty ! Quite filling we added bit of roast chicken and loved it.

Gordon - Jun 02, 2019

Pretty good

ALIX - Jun 02, 2019

Easier to make than I was expecting & really tasty.

Frances - May 31, 2019

This was tasty but didn’t turn out as expected aesthetically. Much darker than the photo due to the stock used to cook the risotto.

Louise - May 28, 2019

Really yummy ????

Erica - May 15, 2019

We nice

Lucy - May 15, 2019

Loved it, tastes much better than it looks

Sophie - May 10, 2019


Jennifer - May 10, 2019

I was worried I wouldn’t like this one but I loved it!

Julie - May 09, 2019

Very tasty but a little too salty for my liking

Don - May 05, 2019

Another exceptional dish, the chefs at simply cook are amazing, all instructions are clear and easy to understand producing excellent results every time. It’s a winner.

Rachel - May 03, 2019

Really tasty and adding a dollop of mascarpone at the end made it lovely and creamy.

Plum - Apr 29, 2019

The fam liked it. I didn’t. Too peppery. I oven cooked the squash beforehand and I cooked the prosciutto til crisp and laid on top which looked great. I won’t get this again.

Alexis - Apr 25, 2019

Very tasty and real comfort food too

Kerry - Apr 18, 2019

Nice but bit too cheesy for me

Lauren - Apr 13, 2019

Really enjoyed this. We added palma Ham

Helen - Apr 13, 2019

Harder work than most of the dishes but worth it!

Belinda - Apr 12, 2019

Really enjoyed this; although didn’t exactly follow the instructions and took way longer to cook. Chop the squash into really small squares if you want it to cook!

Linda - Apr 03, 2019

Nice meal but it was quite salty when I did not use any salt.

Gemma - Apr 01, 2019

we didn't eat this in the end, the butternut squash just would not cook. we had to bin it and get fish and chips!

Marta - Mar 30, 2019

Disappointing, tasteless!

Hayley - Mar 28, 2019

Tasty but barely enough for two I’m afraid.

Lindsay - Mar 26, 2019

Good for a veggie meal

Lindsay - Mar 26, 2019

Good for a veggie meal

Lindsay - Mar 26, 2019

Good for a veggie meal

Lindsay - Mar 26, 2019

Good for a veggie meal

lou - Mar 15, 2019

My favourite

Anouska - Mar 14, 2019

The family loved. You could certainly feel the spice

Christina - Mar 11, 2019

Too much effort for not enough flavour

Samantha - Mar 04, 2019

Quite spicy considering it was supposed to have a no spice rating. OK but wouldn’t have it again.

Lorna - Mar 03, 2019

One of our favourites, flavour is amazing

Vicky - Mar 02, 2019

Enjoyed this dish nice flavours

Christina - Feb 20, 2019

Tasty but not worth the effort

John - Feb 20, 2019

Just a lot of pans to cook

K - Feb 16, 2019

Perfect! Loved it!

Jonathan - Feb 11, 2019

Had this once before and it was much nicer. I think the stock was not very good this time. I added roasted chestnuts though. That was nice.

Grace - Feb 10, 2019

Tastes like a pumpkin spiced latte infused with incense sticks!

Rose - Feb 04, 2019

Takes far longer than the time it says on the instructions and then the spice mix is way too strong. Wouldn't have again

Gemma - Jan 29, 2019

Tasty but the butternut squash was still hard. The recipe needs to advise to cook it first before frying.

Matt - Jan 26, 2019

I'm a big lover of risotto and this was surprisingly good. Portion size was great but still wanted more.

Rianna - Jan 21, 2019

Pretty tasty, would make again. Maybe change the pine but instruction & say keep an eye on, have a tendency to burn & destroy whole meal lol!

Isabelle - Jan 20, 2019

Quite spicy but still nice. Used frozen butternut squash no procetto


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