Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

49 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
MEL_JADE
Recipe by  MEL_JADE

“This tasty dish combines the sweetness of roast pumpkin and salty taste of feta cheese to create a sensational risotto.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Place pumpkin in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm. Transfer pumpkin to baking dish, and brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saucepan. Cook onion and garlic until tender. Stir in rice, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add vegetable broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently and allowing all the liquid to be absorbed before adding more broth. Continue cooking until the rice is tender to the tooth, and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When the pumpkin is almost done, place feta on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until the cheese is hot, and is beginning to melt along the edges.
  5. Mash 1/2 of the pumpkin, and stir into the risotto with the spinach. Ladle risotto into bowls, and top with remaining pumpkin cubes and heated feta.

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Reviews (49)

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Mallory
55

Mallory

A winner -- literally! I'm a college student and my dorm sponsored a cooking contest for dishes using fresh pumpkin, so I entered this one, and I won 1st prize, a mini iPod! I roasted baby pumpkin halves and served the risotto in them, which made for a great presentation. Delicious (though time-consuming).

Susan Stone
46

Susan Stone

This took me somewhat longer than the specified time, but the finished dish was well worth it. I appreciate the simple flavors, and how easy it was to cook the rice. When I've made risotto before it has always been difficult. A couple of suggestions: 1) mine took an extra quarter cup or so of broth; 2) I let the corners brown on my feta cheese, because it intensifies the flavor. The cheese fit on a toaster oven-size sheet, and I used a 3 qt. sauté pan for the rice, which fit everything perfectly. I will make this recipe again.

CERAWALLACE
45

CERAWALLACE

Wow! This was absolutely delicious and so beautiful to present as well. (I served it in a pumpkin half I had hollowed out). It was a very unexpected combination. I added sauteed red bell peppers to add even more taste and color.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 615 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 107 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 1524 mg
  • 61%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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