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25+ Unique Risotto Recipes

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My all-time favorite food is risotto!  After mastering a more traditional and classic risotto recipe, I have been making variations of flavors for fun and unique dishes.  Whether served as the main course or a side, these 25+ Unique Risotto Recipes are here to inspire your next meal!  This round up has everything from vegetarian to seafood, chicken, sausage, and more!

Basil Pesto Risotto

A delicious basil pesto mixed in and on top of a Parmesan cheese risotto.  One of my favorites, and the most popular risotto on this site!  Get the recipe here!

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Balsamic Caprese Risotto

Parmesan cheese risotto with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and some balsamic.  Yum.  Get the recipe here!

Risotto Puttanesca

Typically seen in pasta, puttanesca sauce is made of garlic, tomatoes, olives, anchovies, and capers.  Get the recipe from Lavender and Macarons here!

Sausage, Tomato, and Roasted Garlic Parmesan Risotto

This robust risotto is full of strong Italian flavors.  Get the recipe here!

Italian Four Cheese Risotto

Simple, creamy cheese flavors.  Get the recipe from An Italian In My Kitchen here!

Cheesy Green Chile Risotto

A fusion between Mexican food and Italian food, this cheesy and creamy risotto is delicious!  Get the recipe here!

Butter Lobster Risotto

A new way to indulge in buttery lobster.  Get the recipe from The Flavor Bender here!

Roasted Asparagus and Sweet Corn Risotto

A classic Parmesan risotto with corn and asparagus.  A great go-to, and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  Get the recipe here!

Tomato Risotto

This risotto uses two different tomatoes, highlighting their flavors. Get the recipe from Krumpli here!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan Risotto

Brussels sprouts and thyme make this Parmesan risotto perfect for fall.  Get the recipe here!

Red Pepper, Corn, and Bacon Risotto

Get the recipe from Crumb here!

Spinach Artichoke Risotto

Super creamy and cheesy with all the same flavors as the dip!  Get the recipe here!

Squid Ink Risotto

How pretty!  The risotto turns black from the squid ink.  Get the recipe from Greedy Gourmet here!

Caprese Pesto Risotto

Basil pesto mixed in and on top of a Parmesan risotto, plus topped with cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.  SO good!  Get the recipe here!

Lemony Shrimp Risotto with Broccoli

Get the recipe from Umami Girl here!

Roasted Leek and Brie Risotto

One of my favorites, this risotto is creamy and rich – perfect for cheese lovers.  Get the recipe here!

Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese

Look at that color!  Get the recipe from A Nerd Cooks here!

Zucchini Corn Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

The grated zucchini makes this risotto surprisingly light.  Get the recipe here!

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Pumpkin

Get the recipe from Recipes from a Pantry here!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Risotto

A GREAT way to use Thanksgiving leftovers when you are sick of sandwiches and soups.  Get the recipe here!

Sweet Vanilla Risotto with Calvados and Caramelised Apples

Risotto for dessert!  You can use brandy or cognac in place of the Calvados.  Get the recipe from Lins Food here!

Mushroom Red Wine Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

A fun red wine risotto with earthy mushrooms.  A great base for your favorite protein.  Get the recipe here!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, and Thyme Risotto

You could also use bacon!  Get the recipe here!

Portabello Mushroom Kale Risotto

Get the recipe from Canadian Cooking Adventures here!

Thai Risotto

Thai flavors of a green curry base, prawns, and chiles.  Get the recipe from My Kitchen Love here!

Red Cabbage Risotto

The cabbage gives this risotto a great purple color.  Get the recipe from Cooking Chat here!

Which of these 25+ Unique Risotto Recipes are your favorites?  I can’t wait to make them all!

By on October 30th, 2019

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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