Pumpkin Risotto with Sausage Recipe – Under 20 Minutes for Under £10

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Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin risotto, and many other risotto recipes, are the best option for preparing low-price meals. The variety of ingredients you can use is wide, and the best part is that it will never disappoint. The most important thing is always to follow those few simple steps which are crucial for preparing a tasty and creamy risotto. 

  • Total Time: 16 Minutes


  • 320g short-grain rice
  • 400g pumpkin, diced
  • 200g pork sausage (Can be beef or chicken), chopped
  • 1 l vegetable broth
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 50g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a non-stick killed over medium-high heat and cook chopped sausage for 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Put extra virgin olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and cook and stir over medium-low heat until lightly golden. You can add some water while cooking.
  3. Add diced pumpkin, and cover with water.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until the pumpkin is tender.
  5. Mash the pumpkin with a potato masher directly in the pan. 
  6. Add the rice and sausage, and stir for 30 seconds.
  7. Continue cooking over medium heat by adding a ladle or two of warm broth at a time. Stir often.
  8. When the rice is “al dente” (cooked and firm under the bite) remove it from the heat.
  9. Add grated parmesan and stir well for a minute to obtain a creamy risotto.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can serve the risotto sprinkled with some seeds you like for more texture. 
  • Also, if you already have dry white wine, use 100 ml after adding diced pumpkin, and cook until it evaporates.
  • If you don’t have vegetable broth, you can easily prepare it by adding in a pan two large peeled carrots, one yellow onion, 3 garlic cloves and 2 celery sticks. Cover with 1,2 l of water, season with salt and pepper and cook covered over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 Minutes
  • Category: Rice
  • Cuisine: Risotto


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 647
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Sodium: 1307mg
  • Fat: 26.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg

Keywords: Risotto, pumpkin, rice