Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

I’m taking a break from all the yummy pumpkin sweets to share the recipe for this savory Spiced Pumpkin Risotto!

I’ve mentioned before that last year was the first time I ever ate anything pumpkin!  I was hooked immediately on these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and knew I’d be trying a lot more pumpkin-flavored goodies this year!  So far I’ve made a Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee Cake that was instantly popular on Pinterest!  But, I wanted to try a savory pumpkin recipe this Fall and decided on trying to create a Spiced Pumpkin Risotto!

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

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Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

Let me just ease your mind about something first. Making risotto is not that difficult beyond the fact you have to stir it…a lot. I was under the impression for a long time that it was a difficult dish to make and was hesitant to try to make it myself for awhile.  I’ve actually never made a bad risotto!  You just have to follow the directions, flex your biceps, only use arborio rice, and stir your heart out. Then, about 30 minutes later you get to enjoy the perfect creaminess that is characteristic of a true risotto!

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

I’ve actually loved butternut squash for many years and this past summer I had a risotto with butternut squash in it.  It was good, but I was left wishing it had more of the squash flavor.   I remembered that when I was making this recipe!  I had plenty of extra pumpkin puree ready to go just in case!  I’m convinced I figured out the perfect ratio of pumpkin to rice to parmesan and spice! It is actually quite good without the spice, but I added just enough that you can just tell it’s there.

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

I’m not even going to pretend I used a fresh pumpkin either.  I would have, for sure, but my pumpkin knowledge is nil and so I went with canned pumpkin puree.  It does make the whole cooking process faster since you don’t have to chop, bake, and puree, although I’m sure fresh is best so if you’ve got it, got for it!

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

This Spice Pumpkin Risotto is great on its own or as a side dish to almost anything!  It’s the perfect comfort food for your family or guests this Fall!  Hopefully, you’ll try it and love it!

Spiced Pumpkin Risotto


Spiced Pumpkin Risotto
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add the shallots and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Stir in the rice, then add the cooking wine. Cook until all the wine is absorbed, stirring continuously, then pour in half the vegetable stock. Continue stirring until stock is all absorbed. Once the stock is absorbed stir in the remaining stock 1 Cup at a time until each is absorbed.
  2. Removed the skillet from the heat and stir in the pumpkin until well blended. Slowly mix in the Parmesan cheese and butter. Mix in the pumpkin pie spice. Taste and adjust spice as desired. Serve immediately.
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16 thoughts on “Spiced Pumpkin Risotto

    1. Thanks so much Chrissa! We had plenty of leftovers from this recipe and yes, it was just as good reheated!

    1. Oh my gosh! Its so easy – just get the arborio rice and stir stir stir! You should definitely try!

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