Pumpkin Risotto | Quick & Easy Dinner Recipe

BY : PUBLISHED : October 28th, 2019 UPDATED: May 9th, 2022

Who doesn't love a good risotto? Is there a cozier and quicker recipe out there? It's such a simple and quick recipe yet so delicious and filling. The only thing better than risotto is pumpkin risotto! The love of pumpkin spreads far and wide, so it was only a matter of time until a delicious pumpkin risotto would become our latest obsession!

You Only Need To Stir!

If you're one of those people who can't cook for life, then this recipe is for you. It's one pan and a constant stir. Can you believe it? No complicated techniques or tricky ingredients! Only rice, veggies, and bouillon plus some very basic skills, and you'll have a fancy and delicious dinner. Yum!

Another fantastic plus from this recipe is that you can adjust the ingredients to your liking and replace them with your favorite ones; if you're one of the rare people, who don't like pumpkin much, you could replace them for asparagus or peas! The mushrooms could be subbed with some kale. Whatever you fancy!

Large white serving bowl of pumpkin risotto on a wood and marble board.

Pumpkin Risotto: The Perfect Dinner Party Meal!

Dinner parties can be stressful! You don't want to spend hours in the kitchen or be away from your guests too long, yet you still want to feed them a nice meal and impress them with your cooking and hosting skills, right? Well, this pumpkin risotto might be the most genius dinner party recipe ever! Are you wondering why?

First of all, it's delicious. A super creamy savory rice full of delicious flavors, what's not to like? Second, it's super versatile, so it makes it easily adjustable to your guest's likes and dislikes. Perfect! Third, it's super easy and quick to make! And fourth (as if we needed a fourth reason to love this recipe!), it looks fancy. Quadruple win!

Large white serving bowl of pumpkin risotto on a wood and marble board.

Pumpkin Risotto | Quick & Easy Dinner Recipe

Zhoro Apostolov
If you've been looking for the perfect dinner party recipe, then you might have hit the jackpot with this pumpkin risotto recipe!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 servings
Calories 333 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ of a white onion, finely diced
  • 1 rib of celery, diced
  • 1 cup of arborio rice
  • ½ cup of mushrooms
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of cooked and chopped pumpkin
  • Salt, black pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon of vegan butter


  • Start by frying the onions, garlic, and celery in some hot oil. After 3 minutes you can add the mushrooms. Season and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Now add the rice and the pumpkin puree. Start by gradually adding stock to the pan, one ladle at a time. This assures that the rice gives in all of its nice starch, which makes the sauce thicker.
  • When all the stock has gone in, the rice should be almost completely soft, but still with a little bite into it. Now add the butter and take off the heat.It should still have some sauce left, which makes your risotto creamy and delicious! Enjoy!


Not a fan of pumpkin? Try pureed butternut squash instead. Switch out the veggies I've stirred in for whatever you have on hand or love.


Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 956mgPotassium: 403mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 14750IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 4mg
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