Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Mushrooms


Easiest, no-fuss risotto in the Instant Pot®.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium white onion, chopped

  • 4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash (1/2-inch pieces), divided

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups Arborio rice

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced portobello mushrooms

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, or to taste

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add olive oil when the pot is hot. Add onion; saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 the butternut squash and the garlic. Saute, stirring occasionally, until squash is browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Push squash mixture to the side of the pot. Add rice and stir to coat. Saute, stirring frequently, until starting to stick to the bottom of the pot, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour wine into the pot and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon.

  3. Pour vegetable broth, mushrooms, red bell pepper, salt, nutmeg, and the rest of the squash into the pot. Stir; close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Cover vent with a towel and twist to release pressure using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in parsley and top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Baby bella mushrooms can be substituted for the portobello mushrooms if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
6g Fat
79g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 590mg 13%

* 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.

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