Gluten Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto


Skip standard pasta and serve this gluten free risotto recipe alongside your entree. Canned winter squash lends a hint of sweetness and a sunshine-like hue to this pumpkin risotto.

Gluten Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cup uncooked Arborio rice

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoon snipped fresh sage

  • 2 - 2 ½ cup water

  • 1 ¾ cup gluten-free chicken broth

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely shredded (1/2 cup)

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved (optional)

  • Fresh sage leaves (optional)


  1. In a 4-quart heavy saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion and garlic; cook about 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Carefully add wine; cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Stir in snipped sage.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan bring the water and the broth to boiling; reduce heat and simmer. Slowly add 1 cup of the broth mixture to rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add another 1 cup of the broth mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add enough of the remaining broth mixture, about 1 cup at a time, cooking and stirring just until rice is tender but firm and risotto is creamy.

  3. Stir in pumpkin and the 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Cook about 1 minute or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If desired, top each serving with shaved cheese and sage leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
12g Fat
61g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 33%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Protein 10g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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