Servings: 4 as a main course, or 6 as a starter.
Though what we commonly think of as comfort food is often slow-cooked, it doesn’t have to be that way. This dish is what we like to call weeknight comfort food: a full-bodied squash risotto with crumbled bacon and flavor-boosting sage.
If serving as a starter, follow up the risotto with chicken or pork. Try Pork Chops with Maple-Ginger Pan Sauce.
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Fantastic. Thank you for the guidance from the comments:
Slightly decrease amount of cheese
3 cups squash
Increase amount of broth- I used 1.5 qt
Increase amount of bacon if serving as main course (I doubled and it was not over powering at all).
i enjoyed this dish. I bought slab bacon and made lardons in advance instead of sliced bacon. When it was time to add the bacon, i added the lardons, which were very thick and crunchy, providing some wonderful texture, in addition to the smoky taste. My squash cooked, although it took more time and more broth. I added more sage as well. This was a lovely fall/winter dish.
Not sure how people got it done in 25 minutes. For me the squash took a LOT longer. Next time I’ll precook the squash (thanks mafojous). Dish was delecious when it was finally done though.
I followed the recipe instructions to a T, and they were spot on.The texture was perfect. I did not drain any bacon fat. I didn't add salt, That being said, I feel the taste was lacking a "kick" of some sort, but I don't know what that would be. Some say the parmigiano reggiano overpowered the dish. I didn't think so.
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