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Pork and squash risotto recipe

Pork and squash risotto recipe

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Jamie says: "Roasting the squash brings out its nutty sweetness – you’ll love the flavour combinations in this creamy risotto." See method

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 559 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • 1 butternut squash (1kg)
  • olive oil
  • 2ltrs chicken or vegetable stock
  • 30g fresh sage
  • 200g higher-welfare pork mince
  • 2 heaped tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 onions
  • 500g arborio risotto rice
  • 60g Parmesan

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 90.4g Protein 26.3g Fibre 5.2g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Wash the squash, then chop into 1cm chunks, discarding the seeds. Spread out in an even layer on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil, season with black pepper and roast for 30 mins, or until soft and sweet.
  2. Meanwhile, gently heat the stock in a large pan on a low heat. Pick the sage leaves into a large high- sided pan on a medium–high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Crisp up for 45 secs, then remove to kitchen paper to drain. Add the pork mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon along with the fennel seeds and chilli and cook for 5 mins, or until golden and crisp, stirring regularly while you peel and finely chop the onions.
  3. Add the onion to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 mins, stirring regularly. Stir in

    the rice and toast for 2 mins, then add a ladleful of stock and wait until it’s been fully absorbed before adding another, stirring constantly and adding ladlefuls of stock until the rice is cooked – it will need 16-18 mins.

  4. Stir in most of the cooked squash, using the back of a wooden spoon to squash some of it, finely grate in most of the Parmesan, add a final ladleful of stock, then cover with a lid and let the risotto relax for 2 mins. Serve with a final grating of Parmesan, a few chunks of roasted squash and the crispy sage.

Jamie's tip: Stuff any leftovers into peppers, grate over more Parmesan and bake.


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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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