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Sausage, Pepper and Mushroom Risotto

This sausage, pepper & mushroom risotto is a hearty meal - just add some Italian bread and a big salad!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 4 6 servings
Calories 427 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 ounces Italian sausage casings removed
  • ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 ounces white button mushrooms coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cups Arborio rice
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley


  1. Add the broth to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and reduce the heat to low.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sausage and saute, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, pepper and mushrooms, and saute until tender, stirring occasionally and scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the rice and stir to coat. Add the wine and simmer until the wine has almost completely evaporated, about 1 minute.
  4. Add ½ cup of the simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of broth to absorb before adding the next, until the rice is tender and the mixture is creamy, about 25 to 30 minutes total. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Transfer the risotto to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese to pass at the table.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Sausage, Pepper and Mushroom Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 668mg29%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 41.7mg51%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.