6 Asparagus Risotto Recipes Fit for Fancy Dinners

asparagus risotto in a white bowl
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Firm, chewy asparagus stands out in a bowl of creamy risotto, its subtly bitter flavor offering a delicious contrast to traditional risotto's butter and cheese. Whether you're looking for a risotto side dish or a hearty main with shrimp, chicken, or mushrooms, you'll find your recipe here.

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Asparagus and Morel Risotto

risotto with shaved Parmesan on a white plate
Kim's Cooking Now

Meaty mushrooms and asparagus bring a nice chew to buttery risotto. If you can't find morel mushrooms, reviewers tell us baby bella and crimini mushrooms fit the bill.

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Lemon Asparagus Risotto

risotto with asparagus on a white plate
Amy Rathbone Wellenkamp

This light, lemony risotto averages five stars, making it an excellent side for seafood, from white fish to salmon to scallops.

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Risotto with Chicken and Asparagus

Risotto with Chicken and Asparagus in a pot
Jleiper

You can always serve risotto on the side with chicken, but with this recipe, you can cook the entire meal in one pot.

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Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto

asparagus risotto in a white bowl
fabeveryday

Cooking risotto over the stove calls for almost constant stirring. This Instant Pot recipe saves you time, without falling short on flavor.

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Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

shrimp and asparagus risotto
Tracy Waters-Trost

"Fresh and delicious. Don't let the fear of having to stir keep you from trying this. Risotti are wonderfully easy and this combination won't let you down," Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen says. "I added zucchini and squash."

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Asparagus and Truffle Risotto

Asparagus and Truffle Risotto in a white dish
Soup Loving Nicole

Like a classic risotto, this recipe calls for butter, broth, and white wine. But it also includes one of the easiest dinner upgrades we can think of: finishing off the dish with truffle oil.

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