Butternut Squash Risotto (Dairy Free Option)

This risotto is scrumptious. Butternut squash is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E as well as a good source of fiber.

But most importantly will YOUR family eat this? And the answer is yes-and they will probably ask for seconds!

1 large Butternut Squash (2-3 lbs)
2 cups Aborio Rice
6 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ghee
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup Parmesan cheese (Use Daiya cheese to make dairy free)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
pepper to taste

Pierce the squash with a fork in several places. Place in a slow cooker with 1/2 cup to 1 cup water. Cook on the low setting for 6 hours. After 6 hours, remove the inside of the squash and place into a bowl. Use a potato masher to smooth out the cooked squash.

In a large pan over medium heat, warm up the olive oil and stir in the chopped onion and cook until translucent. Add in the rice, garlic, and squash and then stir for several minutes. Next add in one cup of the chicken stock. Once the rice has absorbed all of the stock, add in the remaining 5 cups of stock, cup by cup. If you would like to reduce the sodium in this dish, you may use 3 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken broth.

When the rice is tender, add in the Parmesan cheese, ghee, nutmeg and salt and pepper. Stir over low heat for several minutes.

Serve hot with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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  1. OH -This looks like a really creamy and tasty risotto! Great recipe!

  2. Umm, that does sound good, and I happen to have a butternut squash ready and waiting.

  3. Ahh yeah-I promise the butternut squash will be put to good use!

  4. We just love Butternut Squash and this Risotto looks fabulous. We would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I have made a butternut squash risotto before & it's amazing. Yours looks great. Thanks for linking it up!

  6. DawnBoyesenVeselka says:

    Oh that looks fabulous!! Definitely trying that one and hoping my 8 year old likes it too {crossing fingers} 🙂


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