Cheesy Pumpkin Risotto


I had pumpkin risotto as a side dish at a local restaurant. It was delicious, so I inquired about its ingredients and preparation and was able to devise my own recipe based on the hints from the restaurant.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion

  • ¾ cup Arborio rice

  • ½ cup Sauvignon Blanc wine

  • 4 cups simmering hot chicken broth, divided

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute sweet onion in melted butter until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; add rice and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.

  2. Pour Sauvignon Blanc over the rice mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until the rice has absorbed the wine, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Stir 1 cup chicken broth into the rice mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until the broth is absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes. Continue with remaining broth, 1 cup at a time.

  4. Remove saucepan from heat to add pumpkin puree, Gruyere cheese, Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper into the rice mixture, stirring until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.