Dig into a bowl of this Delicious Syn Free Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Risotto - heavenly
This Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Risotto is a perfect meal for the entire family. Kids will love the sweetness of the fresh tomatoes and roasted squash and that yummy cheesiness from the parmesan if using as part of your healthy extra a choice. If you don't want to use a healthy extra this is perfectly delicious without the cheese.
Whenever I make this we get clear bowls all around, the kids devour theirs and often ask for seconds. Which is always a clear sign they enjoy the meal you have served.
I love the ease of risotto dishes like this Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Risotto, all cooked in one pan with minimal fuss. Of course, this risotto does require you to follow an additional step of roasting the butternut squash, but's it's so worth it. Roasted butternut squash is one of my favourite speed foods. It satisfies those cravings for starchy carbs while actually been a speed food.
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HOW CAN I ADD A ⅓ SPEED FOODS TO THIS ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND TOMATO RISOTTO?
There are actually already plenty of speed foods in this risotto with the onion, squash and tomatoes etc - but if you really want to up your speed foods even more, enjoy a smaller bowl of this and serve alongside a nice mixed salad. If you don't fancy salad try it with some roasted asparagus or broccolini.
TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS THIS ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND TOMATO RISOTTO?
- Kitchen Scales
- Chopping Board
- Santoku Knife
- Baking Tray
- Parchment Paper
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Jug
- Non-Stick Frying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
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Syn Free Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Risotto | Slimming World
Yield 4 servings
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - ½ HEa per serving
- Green/Vegetarian - ½ HEa per serving (use hard Italian style cheese which is vegetarian friendly)
- WW Smart Points - 7 per serving (includes cheese)
- Dairy Free - omit cheese
if not using your healthy extra towards the cheese, allow 3.5 syns per serving
*suitable for freezing
- 500g/17.5oz of butternut squash, peeled and cubed
- 300g/10.5oz of fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 tsp of paprika
- pinch of sea salt
- cooking oil spray
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 cup (180g) of arborio rice
- 1.5 cups (360ml) of passata (or crushed tomatoes)
- 1 tsp of chopped basil
- 2 cups (480ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
- cooking oil spray
- salt and black pepper
- fresh parsley, chopped
- to serve: 60g/2oz of parmesan (or use a hard Italian style cheese)
- Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
- Toss the butternut squash in the paprika and add to a baking tray lined with parchment, along with the tomatoes.
- Spray over the top with cooking oil spray, season with salt and black pepper
- Roasted for about 25-30mins until the squash is caramelized but still has a slight bite and tomatoes are softened.
- Place the passata, hot stock and some freshly chopped basil in a large jug
- Spray a large frying pan over a medium high heat with some cooking oil spray and saute the onion and garlic until softened, add a little water if need to prevent sticking.
- Add the arborio rice and mix well.
- Then start adding a couple of ladles of the passata/stock at a time, stir constantly and scraping any bits sticking to the bottom as you do. As your stock is absorbed add a couple of more ladles and continue until passata/stock is half gone.
- Add in the roasted tomatoes and butternut squash and the remaining passata/stock and stir well. The rice should have a slight bite to it when ready.
- Season with some salt and black pepper and top with some freshly chopped parsley. If using the parmesan cheese, stir in half of the cheese and top each portion with a little of the remaining.
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Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Total Carbohydrates 63 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 7.4 g
Protein 13.9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.