Friday, June 19, 2009

Sausage and Summer Vegetable RISOTTO

Sausage and Summer Vegetable Risotto

My husband loves sausage and risotto because of this I decided to try and combine all of his favorites into one dish. This turned out so amazing. I love the creaminess of the risotto combined with the spicy sausage. What really helped with my dish is I received new Le Creuset Tri-Ply Pan and it ROCKS! It made cooking risotto so easy. It retains its heat and works an amazing ways. Whoever owns Le Creuset Pans know what I am talking about. I will never use anything else.
Anyway, this is the perfect summer meal it light and contains all the flavor of summer. I hope you try it!! Enjoy!!!
4 Tb oil
4 TB butter
1 lb hot sausage
1 vidalia onion
1 red pepper
4 garlic cloves (Minced, I grated mine with the Microplane)
1 small zucchini
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 15oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
2 cps. risotto
6 cps. of White Wine and Herbs Chicken Broth (New!!! This Broth rocks!!!)
salt and pepper
1/2 cp. fresh parm
1/2 cp. fresh basil
1. First of all, I cooked the sausage by browning all sides. I let it sit 15 minutes and then cut it into thin angles slices. I then browned them. My husband likes them a little crunchy. I put that a side.
2. I added oil and butter to my Le Creuset pan and let it get hot. I added the onions and peppers and cooked for a few minutes. I then added the zucchini, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cooked about 5 minutes. (until soft) I then added the 2 cups of rice and tossed to coat with the butter and oil.
3. At this point I added the broth 1/2 a cup at a time. I continued to stir. DO NOT STOP. This makes the risotto creamy. When all of the broth is absorbed I add the next 1/2 cp. of broth. I continue this step until the risotto is soft and creamy. I then added the tomatoes, cheese, and sausage. Toss and cook for a few minutes. Add the fresh basil at the end.
Serve warm


  1. Your posts are so much fun and we have done them for our family. This is another goodie! Thanks, s

  2. MMM. That sausage in the risotto looks so delicious.

  3. What a great recipe! Saved to my box!!

  4. That's the one thing I haven't tried making yet. I love eating risotto, but usually other people are the one to cook it. I must try it.

  5. I haven't made risotto in so long and now you've reminded me how much I love it!


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