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Pumpkin Risotto - Cooking With Fudge
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Pumpkin Risotto

Classic risotto with a fun fall twist... this Pumpkin Risotto is the ultimate comfort food for colder months ahead! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Onion, Parmesan Cheese, Pumpkin, risotto, shallots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 185kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Two sauce pans
  • Spoon
  • Cheese grater


  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 4 shallots or 1/2 large onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1.5 cups arborio or carnaroli rice
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg


  • In a small sauce pan, heat the stock just until boiling. Reduce the heat to simmer or low.
  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, sauté the shallots or onion in cooking spray and light butter for about 2-3 minutes until they become soft and translucent.
  • Add the rice and stir to combine for about 1-2 minutes until it starts to look translucent.
  • Add the red wine and stir until it is absorbed.
  • Add the hot stock one cup at a time and stir frequently until it is absorbed.
  • Continue adding stock until the rice is cooked. You are looking for the consistency of oatmeal. The rice should be soft and chewy. You will typically add about four cups of stock total and this process will take about 25-30 minutes.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, parmesan, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until combined
  • Top with more parmesan. I also like to garnish with pumpkin seeds and/or dried cranberries.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


This Pumpkin Risotto makes 8 servings at 1/2 cup each. Each serving comes out to 185 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 5 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 5 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/pumpkin-risotto/


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3871IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg