Baked Pumpkin Sage Risotto

With wonderful fall flavors, this easy Baked Pumpkin Sage Risotto is comforting and delicious.

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Baked Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 4 tbsp melted butter, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 2 cups pumpkin, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 fried sage leaves (optional garnish)
  • 3 tbsp crushed pistachios (optional garnish)


  • Filled with fall flavors and festive colors, this velvety Baked Pumpkin Sage Risotto will be a fast family favorite. After all, no one can resist buttery, broth-infused Success® White Rice, tender caramelized pumpkin, or freshly-grated Parmesan.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Step 2

  • In high-sided ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp butter and onion; cook for 3 mins or until softened. 

    Step 3

  • Add rice (discarding bag); stir until well coated. Add broth; stir for 2 mins or until almost totally absorbed. Add cream; bring to boil. Cover and transfer to oven. Bake for 10 mins or until rice is tender.

    Step 4

  • Meanwhile, on rimmed baking sheet toss together pumpkin, remaining butter, sage, salt and black pepper. Bake, stirring halfway through, for 10 mins or until tender and browned.

    Step 5

  • Stir pumpkin and Parmesan cheese into risotto. Serve immediately. 

    Recipe Tip

    Serve with freshly ground black pepper, fried sage and crushed pistachios sprinkled over top for a tasty and impressive presentation.

Seasonal Success®

From creamy soups to filling breakfast bowls, there are plenty of savory Pumpkin Dishes to enjoy once the temperatures start to drop. If you want to venture out of the patch for other autumn flavors, this creamy Sweet Potato Walnut Risotto –  with tender sweet potatoes, nutty brown rice, and crunchy walnuts – will not only satisfy your dinner guests but also fill your house with those irresistible autumn aromas.

Fresh Fall Herbs

Sage is a hearty herb from the mint family that adds complexity to many sauces and dishes. With hints of citrus, it is earthy yet sweet. Along with meats and lentils, sage compliments pumpkin, winter squashes, stuffing, and turkey. In other words, it’s the go-to autumn seasoning. If you don’t have sage you may have one of these ​​Ingredient Substitutions on Hand:

Marjoram: While marjoram is the closest substitute, this herb is a bit more delicate. Simply swap in the same amount but, as it can´t withstand heat, add it at the end of the cooking process.

Rosemary: A potent earthy herb that boasts hints of pine, pepper, and citrus, rosemary is a versatile pantry staple. It is just as common as a stand-alone seasoning as it is a part of an aromatic medley like in this gooey Cheese Fondue Casserole. If you opt for this herb, remember that it has the potential of being overwhelming, so be sure to reduce the amount.

Thyme: This earthy herb isn’t overpowering; instead, thyme adds depth to a dish by complementing the flavors of the other ingredients.

Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our: Spanish Rice.