Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut RisottoK has loved butternut from the days of baby purees and its smooth and subtle taste is still a winner with her. The combination of roasted butternut squash with creme fraiche makes this risotto dish smooth and creamy. Now, although risotto is intended to be served al dente, my kid-friendly version allows for a little extra cooking to give a slightly softer feel.

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Serves: 6-8 portions
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 200g risotto rice
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • Fresh rosemary (bunch)
  • 1 tbsp crème fraiche
  • salt & pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Chop the butternut into medium sized cubes and place in the oven with rosmary and olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, on a low-medium flame, sauté the onions in the butter for 2-3 minutes and then add the risotto rice and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, one ladleful at a time, stirring regularly until the rice is cooked to your preferred softness. If you run out of stock, continue to add boiled water. This should take 15-20 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, remove from the stove.
  6. Remove the butternut from the oven, mash with a fork and add into the risotto.
  7. Stir in the crème fraiche and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot to your tot.


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