Butternut Squash Sage Risotto
After having sampled varied risottos from a shrimp risotto to mushroom risotto, Chef Maria Goretti teaches you to make the light, flavourful Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto!
Butternut Squash Sage Risotto Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- Italian


- 1

Cooking Time

-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Butternut Squash Sage Risotto: 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 gm butter
  • 1 chopped onions
  • 250 gm arborio rice
  • 30-45 white wine
  • 1 ltr vegetable stock
  • 1 yellow squash cubes
  • black pepper powder
  • salt
  • 2-3 sage leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Butternut squash sage risotto: In a heated pan add olive oil, butter and let it melt.
  2. 2

    Add chopped onions and cook them until it turns light brown.
  3. 3

    Add arborio rice, white wine and mix it.
  4. 4

    Add yellow squash, olive oil, black pepper powder, salt, sage leaves.
  5. 5

    Bake it in a preheated oven at 225' C for 20 minutes.
  6. 6

    Add some mashed baked yellow squash into the risotto.
  7. 7

    Add grated cheese.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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