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Pumpkin Risotto Recipe For Gourmets

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You can find my new pumpkin risotto recipe in this post.

The preparation of the quick Italian rice dish is quick and easy.

I wish you good luck

1. Recipe Pumpkin Risotto

Here are the risotto step-by-step instructions with lots of photos.

You can find the cooking video and other tips after the recipe.

At the end of this page you can use the comment function to leave me a message or cooking question.

Pumpkin Risotto

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 676
Total Time 40 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 20 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing risotto with pumpkin.

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Pumpkin risotto recipe image
Pumpkin Risotto Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1/2 Piece pumpkin
1 Cup risotto rice
50 g butter
4 Cup Vegetable broth (I use more as needed)
4 Pinches primal salt
4 Pinches black ground pepper
2 Pinches Cayenne pepper
4 Pinches grated nutmeg
2 Pinches brown cane sugar
100 g grated parmesan
2 EL roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
2 tsp pumpkin seed oil


Peel and wash the pumpkin
Hokkaido pumpkin peeling and cleaning

Peel pumpkin

Peel the pumpkin with a knife and thinly remove the tough skin.

Prepare pumpkin
Halve and deseed the peeled pumpkin.

Deseed pumpkin

Halve the pumpkin and deseed it with a spoon.

Put the pumpkin risotto in the pot and prepare it
Put the pumpkin risotto in the pot and prepare it.

Prepare Risotto

Cut the pumpkin, add to the pot with the rice and butter.

Sauté the rice and pumpkin for four minutes until colorless, stirring as you go.

Cook pumpkin risotto
Cook the pumpkin risotto in the pot with broth.

Deglaze risotto

Deglaze the risotto with the vegetable stock and gently simmer for 18-20 minutes, stirring.

Finely grate the parmesan
Finely grated Parmesan on the cutting board.

Prepare cheese

Finely grate the parmesan cheese.

Stir pumpkin risotto with butter and cheese
Finish the pumpkin risotto and mix with cheese and butter until creamy.

Finish risotto

Check the doneness of the rice grains.

Season the risotto with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.

Add butter or optionally olive oil and mix until creamy.

Pumpkin risotto recipe image
Pumpkin Risotto Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the risotto on hot plates.

–> Decorate with pumpkin seeds

–> Sprinkle with a little cheese

Optionally, you can add a few drops of pumpkin seed oil.

Serve quickly, I wish you a good appetite!



2. Nutritional Values

3. More Tips For Risotto With Pumpkin

For this rice dish you will find a summary of some tips here.

Easy to prepare:

–> We prepare rice and pumpkin at the same time and that works very well with the cooking time.

–> Please cut the pumpkin pieces thin and small accordingly.

Tastes great with any type of pumpkin:

–> Use Hokkaido, nutmeg or butternut squash

You can also add spinach to your rice dish :

–> Add the washed, trimmed spinach 3-4 minutes before the end of the cooking time and cook.

–> An alternative recipe is the pumpkin risotto with spinach .

Tips for decoration :

–> Sprinkle freshly roasted pumpkin seeds on the prepared risotto.

–> Drizzle pumpkin seed oil sparingly onto the risotto

–> Add finely chopped parsley, thyme and chervil.

Butternut squash
You can recognize butternut squash by its elongated and bulbous shape.
Hokkaido pumpkin
A beautiful Hokkaido pumpkin

4. More ideas for risotto

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Hello Thomas,

    Your risotto recipe is really great!

    The photos are so beautiful and appealing.

    The orange from the pumpkin is really fascinating.

    The dish worked out great for us.

    Thank you very much for the successful instructions Greetings from NY Liam


    • Hi Liam!

      Thank you for your nice feedback, I am very happy about that.

      I wish you a lot of fun while cooking. Get in touch again.

      BR Thomas