Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto


This pumpkin-feta risotto is a tasty dish that combines the sweetness of roast pumpkin and the saltiness of feta cheese to create a sensational recipe.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided, or as needed

  • 3 ¼ cups peeled, cubed pumpkin

  • 1 onion, diced

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh garlic

  • 2 cups Arborio rice

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 ounces feta cheese, cubed

  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a baking dish with olive oil.

  2. Place pumpkin in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm. Transfer pumpkin to baking dish, and brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saucepan. Cook onion and garlic until tender.

  4. Stir in rice, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add vegetable broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently and allowing all the liquid to be absorbed before adding more broth. Continue cooking until the rice is tender to the tooth, and then season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. When roasted pumpkin is almost done, place feta on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until the cheese is hot, and is beginning to melt along the edges.

  6. Mash 1/2 of the pumpkin, and stir into risotto with spinach. Ladle risotto into bowls, and top with remaining pumpkin cubes and heated feta.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and total time when following the magazine version of this recipe. The magazine version also includes fresh oregano as a seasoning and toasted pumpkin seeds for garnishing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

615 Calories
13g Fat
107g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 615
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1524mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 264mg 20%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* 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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