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Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon and Pine Nuts

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is my first submission to Allrecipes! This is a delicious, comforting risotto with the perfect balance of flavors. I love to experiment in the kitchen. My family loved this recipe, and I hope you do, too. It takes a lot of stirring and patience, but it's well worth it. Please let me know what you think!"
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1 h 10 m servings 451
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cook and stir pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant and toasted, 2 to 5 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir onion in hot oil until soft, 4 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir Arborio rice into onion mixture; cook and stir until rice is coated with oil and lightly toasted, 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour white wine into rice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until wine is completely absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour hot chicken stock into rice mixture 1 ladle-full at a time, stirring until liquid is completely absorbed before adding the next, 3 to 7 minutes per ladle-full.
  4. Stir pumpkin, butter, and nutmeg into rice mixture until well-combined; remove from heat. Add Parmesan cheese, bacon, chives, and basil; stir until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 451 calories; 21 53.4 9.6 27 969 Full nutrition

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Not sure how this ended up on my radar, as I don't usually make recipes that have not been rated. It seemed like a bizarre combination of ingredients, but was surprisingly good. My only issue wa...