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This delicious combination of creamy Arborio rice and tasty butternut squash makes a great meatless main dish, or a side dish for your favorite protein. Your Instant Pot® makes quick work of this version of classic risotto, freeing you up for other last-minute dinner details. A salad and crusty bread complete this easy and flavorful meal. Garnish with additional fresh sage, if desired.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
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50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat broth in a microwave-safe container on High, about 5 minutes. Leave in the microwave until ready to use.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion once butter bubbles gently and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Mix in rice, sage, and garlic, stirring to coat. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and allow most of the wine to evaporate, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add hot broth and butternut squash. Season with salt and pepper. Close and lock the lid. Cancel Saute function.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and carefully remove the lid. Remove sage. Stir in Parmesan cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add a teaspoon or two of water, if risotto is too dry. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

For a vegetarian risotto, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Your Instant Pot(R) may take more or less time to come to pressure. A larger capacity pot will take more time to release pressure.

Nutrition Facts

638 calories; protein 15.8g; carbohydrates 104.6g; fat 12g; cholesterol 35.7mg; sodium 312.6mg. Full Nutrition