Want to take your risotto to the next level? Check out these 21 delicious and mouthwatering risotto variations for inspiration.
Risotto is the traditional Italian rice-based dish that everyone is crazy about. It can be the main course or a side dish. It’s not easy to make all because of the particular type of rice, but once you get it right, a whole world of taste and flavor opens up before you.
Want to make the best risotto? Here are 21 favorite variations for you. Enjoy!
Recipes in this Post
Tomato-Basil and Spinach Risotto
Tomato Basil and Spinach Risotto is fresh and light. Perfect any time of year. See this article for the complete recipe.
Creamy Lobster Risotto
Check out a terrific recipe for Creamy Lobster Risotto. See the link for the cooking instructions.
Leek and Blue Cheese Risotto
For a comforting dinner try adding sweet leeks and blue cheese to a classic risotto recipe. Follow the article for the instructions.
Roasted Tomato Risotto
Check out a deliciously roasted tomato risotto. Follow the link for the complete recipe.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Risotto
This delicious pumpkin risotto recipe with sage is made in the Instant Pot and can be on the table in 30 minutes. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. Follow the link for the cooking instructions.
Vegan Asparagus Risotto
This Vegan Asparagus Risotto is a healthy and easy spring dinner your whole family will love. Use fresh asparagus and peas for a lovely spring meal. Follow the link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
This mushroom risotto is a delightfully creamy, warm and comforting dish prepared with shiitake mushrooms and filled with lots of love and nurture. Follow this article for the complete instructions.
Try a vegan risotto with this colorful carrot risotto recipe which uses a creamy carrot purée to add richness. See more Vegan recipes at Tesco Real Food. Follow the link for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Turmeric Leek Vegan Risotto
This Turmeric Leek Vegan Risotto is a great winter meal when your fridge is running low on ingredients! Gluten-free and Vegan. See this article for the cooking instructions.
Caprese Pesto Risotto
Caprese Pesto Risotto recipe. Creamy Parmesan cheese risotto mixed with basil pesto. Topped with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Vegetarian and gluten-free. See the article for the complete cooking instructions.
Tomato and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto
What a delicious recipe for tomato and roasted Mediterranean vegetable risotto (vegan). See the link for the complete instructions.
Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto
With Halloween upon us, and so much squash going spare, we thought we’d make this Syn Free Butternut Squash Risotto! Great with butternut squash or pumpkin. See the article for the complete cooking method.
Instant Pot Spinach and Goat Cheese Risotto
Risotto is an excellent rice recipe which can be cooked in a variety of styles. Here spinach and goat cheese are adding some exciting flavors to it. See the link for the recipe.
Gruyere-Pumpkin Ale Risotto
This creamy, comforting Gruyere-pumpkin ale risotto is the perfect fall meal. Serve it with or without bacon — it’s delicious both ways. See this link for the cooking instructions.
Instant Pot Chicken Risotto
Instant Pot Chicken Risotto is a hassle-free alternative to the original Italian stove-top version. No need to be standing by the pot, stirring constantly. See this link for the complete instructions.
Creamy Lemon Spinach Risotto
A delicious side, or the main meal – this creamy Lemon Spinach Risotto is packed with flavor and super easy to make. See the link for the cooking instructions.
What a delicious recipe for spinach risotto. See this link for the instructions.
French Onion and Bacon Risotto
Conquer your fear of making risotto at home—it’s time. Sure, risotto fares a little on the fancy side, but it’s doable and more worth it than ever, thanks to this version filled with caramelized onions and topped with crispy bacon. See this article for the instructions.
Caramelized Onion and Tomato Risotto
This creamy vegan tomato risotto is bursting with sweet and savory flavors from juicy roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and a touch of thyme. See the link for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Risotto carbonara is the love child of a classic risotto and a traditional carbonara pasta dish. It mixes garlic, prosciutto, lots of parmesan cheese, peas, and one egg to make a silky smooth sauce. Follow the link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Creamy Parmesan Risotto
This Creamy Parmesan Risotto is perfect as a first course or side dish or served with scallops or alongside a pan-seared steak or fish. See this article for the instructions.