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Roasted Butternut Orange Risotto

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"Roasted butternut squash chunks are stirred into a creamy orange flavored risotto, made flavorful with Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock, and garnished with dried cranberries and chopped pecans."
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55 m servings 278
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Toss butternut squash chunks lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and white pepper. Spread on a roasting pan and bake in preheated oven until fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Combine Swanson(R) Unsalted Chicken Stock, orange juice, and rosemary in a saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat to low or a heat level that allows it to slowly simmer.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until the onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Arborio rice and cook and stir until rice is coated and starting to toast, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in 1 cup of the Swanson(R) Unsalted Chicken Stock/orange juice mixture and stir until liquid is absorbed into the rice.
  6. Continue to add liquid 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until well absorbed before adding the next 1/2 cup until all the liquid has been added, about 30 minutes. Remove pan from heat; discard rosemary sprig. Stir in roasted butternut squash, butter, and dried cranberries. Season with salt and white pepper. Top with chopped pecans.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a more potent orange kick, consider adding in a tablespoon of orange zest.
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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 278 calories; 8.8 45.2 5.4 8 128 Full nutrition

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I finished this off with a sprinkle of feta cheese. I also included minced garlic with the onions, and enhanced the broth and juice mixture with white wine. I also added a couple of drops each o...

I made this dish just as the recipe states, no changes. It was wonderful! The sweetness of the roasted butternut squash and the tartness of the dried cranberries was so delicious! I will be m...

If you want to punch up the orange flavor, add the zest of an orange right at the end. Enjoy.

I used normal instant rice and not as much onion. :)

I really enjoyed this risotto. It is exceptionally easy (especially when you are lazy like I was and buy the pre-cubed squash). Putting the rosemary in the broth/OJ mixture created a lovely fl...

A delicious recipe! I substituted dried apricots for cranberries because that’s what I had on hand and added a little bit of chopped bacon as another reviewer suggested. I will definitely make...

This is now my go-to dish for special meals and nicer potluck dinners! Incredible flavor and super simple.

SOOO good! I woke my wife up from a nap with a spoon full of it in her face! I warm it by cooking some bacon, and add the rice in after its done. Very good.