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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Risotto {using up leftovers}

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Risotto


When I’m cooking for my family, I try to include more than one vegetable in our meal when I can. We all love our veggies here, so it’s quite easy to do. Sometimes we have two vegetables with dinner, but other times it’s a matter of a salad, or including them in a soup, or in the case of this risotto, adding them in as flavoring for the risotto. 

A couple weeks ago I shared with you our newest favorite butternut squash soup. Today I thought I would share with you a way to use up some of the leftovers (if you have any!) to make this delicious and easy butternut squash and sweet potato risotto. Of course you don’t have to use my soup recipe. You really could use any butternut squash soup. 

I actually paired the risotto with my Stuffed Chicken with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions…it was a lovely combination. I believe we had roasted brussels sprouts with the dinner although I don’t have them in the pictures here, because I took this picture early in the day before I roasted the brussels sprouts. With the natural light waning for me with the shorter winter days, I’ve struggled a little with my food photography. 



Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Saute the onion until soft.
  2. While you are sautéing the onion, heat your chicken broth.
  3. Add your Aborio rice, and stir until a little white dot appears in the middle of the rice, about 1 minute.
  4. Start adding your chicken broth slowly, in about 1/2 cup increments.
  5. Add the sprig of rosemary now too.
  6. Stir continuously. I keep the heat on low so the liquid doesn't disappear too fast.
  7. Once the chicken broth is gone, you can start adding the soup the same way
  8. You want your rice to be tender, but not crunchy when done.
  9. Serve immediately.
 A delicious savory side dish, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Risotto is made using leftover soup!


Debra Needles

Saturday 7th of January 2017

Pinned this! Looks so yummy. We love sweet potatoes at our house! Thanks for sharing with us at the Funtastic Friday linky party!

DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

Thursday 5th of January 2017

I bet this is so delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

Miz Helen

Monday 2nd of January 2017

Your Risotto looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a fantastic 2017! Miz Helen


Monday 26th of December 2016

I have never made risotto - it goes against my "lazy" part - but this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!


Saturday 7th of February 2015

I happened to loooooooooove butternut and sweet potato, so this is a wonderful dish for me!!

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