Butternut Squash Risotto…in a Crockpot. BOOM.

So I’ve never made risotto before. I’ve had it many times, but a lot of the recipes I’ve found are pretty intimidating. That is until I found the recipe I’ll post below. Turns out you can make it a crockpot! BOOM. Mind blown, right?!

It’s actually pretty simple to make…AND not terribly expensive. Be warned though, this guy is NOT a one pot wonder. There is a bit of prep work to do.

You saute the onions in your butter and EVOO.

Then add in your Arborio rice and coat that biz with the oily goodness.

Put rice/onion mix into the crockpot. Add the squash and cheese and cover with the broth. Stir carefully and then leave that biz alone.

About 4 hours later you have some delicious butternut squash risotto!

Here’s the recipe:

4 T extra virgin olive oil
4 T butter
1 onion
2 1/2 c Arborio rice
3 c butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
6 c broth (I used veggie)
1/4 c parmesan cheese plus extra for sprinkling
salt and pepper

It makes about 8 one cup servings. Enjoy! Happy Crockpoting folks!

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