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

  • 1.

    Bring 750ml of water to the boil in a saucepan and then add the Vegetable Stock. Keep warm on a low heat.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    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.

  • 5.

    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

Nice flavour

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

Was ok

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

Not keen

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

Lovely dish

Paula - Jul 28, 2018

Nice, tasted quite Moroccan.

Lucia - Jul 27, 2018

Love it

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

Didn't like

emma - Jun 26, 2018

Tasty but not a favourite


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