Risotto with Sunchokes, Butternut Squash, and Gorgonzola

Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem artichokes or topinambur, are super healthy, delicious, and versatile. This risotto accents their earthy flavor and mixes it with sweet butternut squash and pungent, creamy Gorgonzola cheese. Top with some balsamic vinegar at the end for a tangy kick.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium shallot, diced

  • 1 cup diced butternut squash

  • cup sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes)

  • 1 cup Arborio rice

  • cup dry white wine

  • 2 ounces creamy Gorgonzola cheese, diced into small cubes


  1. Warm broth in a saucepan over low heat.

  2. Warm olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in shallot and butternut squash and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, peel and dice sunchokes, adding them to the saucepan immediately to prevent oxidation. Mix with the other vegetables. Add rice; stir and toast until pale, about 3 minutes. Pour in white wine, stirring constantly until fully absorbed.

  4. Pour 1/2 cup broth into the rice and stir until absorbed. Continue adding broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender yet firm to the bite, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and add Gorgonzola cheese. Stir well until cheese is melted. Allow to rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
11g Fat
62g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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