Butternut squash, mushroom and tarragon risotto

Butternut squash, mushroom and tarragon risotto

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"A warming risotto for a cool autumn or spring day. Leave some squash aside to garnish at the end to make it look extra special! This dish freezes very well so you can make loads and keep some leftovers for later."
Medium 👍
90 min
30 min
0 min


100 g
Arborio rice
dried tarragon
¾ tsp
mixed herbs
Vegetable stock cubes
medium brown onions
Large garlic cloves


knife, peeler, Roasting Tray, Wide nonstick pan, spatula

  • Step 1/8

    • butternut squash
    • knife
    • peeler

    Peel the butternut squash, slice into rounds and then cut into half inch cubes.

  • Step 2/8

    • ¾ tsp mixed herbs
    • olive oil
    • Roasting Tray

    Add the cubes of squash to a grease proof paper lined roasting tin or tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the mixed herbs. Leave to roast in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius until just starting to caramelise on some edges and it has softened.

  • Step 3/8

    • ¾ medium brown onions
    • ¾ Large garlic cloves
    • Wide nonstick pan

    Finely mince the garlic and dice the onions. Add to the pan with a little bit of oil and fry on a medium heat until the onions have softened.

  • Step 4/8

    • 2⅜ brown mushrooms

    Slice the mushrooms and add to the pan, fry until browning and softened.

  • Step 5/8

    • 100 g Arborio rice
    • ¾ Vegetable stock cubes
    • water

    Add the arborio rice to the pan along with both of the stock cubes/pots. Add enough boiling water to float the rice and dissolve the stock.

  • Step 6/8

    • tsp dried tarragon
    • Salt
    • pepper

    Throw in the tarragon, and add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 7/8

    Leave the risotto to simmer until the rice softens, topping up the water as needed. Just before the rice is fully soft, remove the squash from the oven, and add to the risotto. At this stage turn down the pan heat to a low to medium heat.

  • Step 8/8

    • 120 ml crème fraîche
    • spatula

    Once the rice is soft, add the crème fraîche and stir through the risotto. Leave to bubble for a few minutes and then serve!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Butternut squash, mushroom and tarragon risotto



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