Butternut, Sausage and Pear Risotto

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Butternut, Sausage and Pear Risotto

Butternut, Sausage and Pear Risotto is perfect comfort food. Think creamy risotto combined with caramelized butternut squash, sausage and pear.


  • Oven safe skillet


  • 280 grams Arborio rice (about 70 grams per person)

  • 500 grams butternut squash

  • 1 pear

  • 200 grams sausage (2 links)

  • 50 grams yellow onion (half of a medium onion)

  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme

  • 700 grams chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 65 grams butter (reserve 2/3 of the butter for the final step of mantecare)

  • 45 grams Parmigiano

  • Gorgonzola cheese (optional)

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt to taste

  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

Recipe and video courtesy of Fontana Forni USA