Easy Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Risotto

Easy Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Risotto

A foolproof and easy spin on a Classic, this Easy Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage Risotto is a perfect weeknight meal! Forget the endless stirring and let your oven do all the hard work!

What is your greatest fear in the kitchen?

Is it cinnamon rolls from scratch? Maybe it is mastering the perfect pie crust? Or is it perfecting those mashed potatoes that always come out a little too grainy.

Want to know my biggest cooking challenge? Risotto! I know, that seems silly right? But it has always seemed so daunting to me. Perhaps it was the 45 minutes of constant stirring or the fear of the whole thing turning out to be a pile of mush. I have just never had the courage to make it on my own!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage (spicy or mild)
  • 1 Cup Butternut Squash, diced
  • ¼ Cup Dry White Wine
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth, divided
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 5 Tablespoons Browned Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Read the whole recipe on Mariah's Pleasing Plates