Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

Butternut Squash, Taleggio and Sage Baked Risotto & GIVEAWAY

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring, no watching.

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

I’ve always enjoyed making camps and dens even as a child from hanging tablecloths from my sister’s top bunk to my bottom bunk to camping trips as an adult.  Our beach hut life is one big camp building session.  It’s where I make our little haven, a safe place where beyond that all other life stuff can take place.  The beach beyond our hut is wonderfully noisy either by the waves crashing against the shore, families visiting the beach or deliciously both but our camp/beach hut is comforting and sheltered.  It’s our spot. 

When our boys were little and long before we had a beach hut, I would always make a base camp mainly just a blanket spread out on the ground with food bags or discarded hats and gloves dotted about but it was where you crashed after running around and climbing trees.  “Good camp Mum” was my reward as they stretched out with lazy full bellies before round two of running around commenced. 

Food was usually the draw to time out in the base camp as is our beach hut today.  Our beach hut is where I know I can tempt our grown up boys to unwind from their busy independent lives.  I am good at making camp. 

My husband and I recently spent some time at Emma and Andrew’s Dimpsey Shepherds Hut in Somerset which was like having a countryside version of our beach hut but more so.  It felt like a retreat rather than simply somewhere to stay.  A bolthole that cocoons you and makes you put down your phone, pick up a book and allow you to nestle in its warmth.  A base camp that you don’t leave, hours float by and your day has consisted of nothing else but stoking the fire and watching the sun rise and set. 

Our camp was made all the cosier by the pull down bed, big squishy cushions, midday snoozes and mugs of delicious coffee made on the wood burning stove.  We took time to savour everything, every little moment and seek the luxury in enjoying downtime. 

The outdoor wood fired bath was a memory I will cherish forever as we allowed the big dark starry sky to embrace us.  We made a promise never to stop making base camps where ever we go and what ever we do.

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

I made this baked risotto in the outdoor wood oven which was enchanting in the low autumn sunshine.  As cows bellowed and sheep bleated (Dimpsey is set in a working farm) I took my time in cooking inside the shepherd’s hut and then finishing off in the outdoor wood oven.  It was a simple rhythmic activity that I don’t often get to enjoy at such a comforting slow pace. 

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

Thank you Emma and Andrew at Dimpsey for making a great camp.

This recipe only needs one glass of white wine and should you not wish to drink the rest of the bottle you can use this Vremi Wine Preserver and Vacuum Stopper Set.

Should you wish to enjoy the very handsome Vremi Stovetop Espresso Maker and Vremi Wine Preserver and Vacuum Stopper Set in your own camp you can enter this giveaway here.  I’ve really enjoyed using these items and would thoroughly recommend them.

Win the Vremi Espresso Maker and Wine Preserver #8

 

Butternut Squash, Taleggio and Sage Baked Risotto
Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small butternut, peeled and deseeded and cut in to small chunks (or pumpki)
  2. 2 teaspoon oil
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. 1 large onion, chopped finely
  5. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  6. 2 teaspoon oil
  7. 300g arborio rice
  8. 6 fresh sage leaves, shredded finely plus 6 extra left whole
  9. 1 glass white wine
  10. 1 litre vegetable stock
  11. 1 handful parmesan cheese, grated
  12. 150g Taleggio cheese, cubed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C /Gas Mark 4/360° F, place butternut squash in a large oven dish, coat with the oil and a good seasoning with the salt and pepper.
  2. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and starting to brown. Leave to cool and set aside while you prep the rice mix.
  3. Meanwhile in a frying pan gently fry the onions and garlic in the next 2 teaspoon of oil until softened but not browned.
  4. Stir in the rice and make sure each grain is well coated and add the sage leaves. Add the white wine and bring to boil and reduce the heat and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
  5. Pour this into the dish with the butternut squash and stir well.
  6. Add hot stock (I simply boil the kettle and mix in a stock cube in a measuring jug) and then bake for 20-25 minutes until nearly all the liquid has cooked away.
  7. Mix in the grated parmesan and stud with the cubed Taleggio. Finally add whole sage leaves and bake again for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Let rest for a few minutes if you can but otherwise tuck straight in.
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Butternut Squash and rich Taleggio cheese baked risotto takes all the hassle of traditionally made risottos and allows you to enjoy lazy times, no stiring to watching.

 

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57 Comments

  • Reply Emma Raphael 7th November 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I do love a baked risotto – this one sounds wonderful, and so seasonal! Going to make it very soon! x

  • Reply Dada 7th November 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I love cooking outdoor and especially in that cozy environnement! However I am not sure my risotto would be that succesful as yours! It looks delicious and very well done!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 7th November 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Baking a risotto is the answer! Elinor x

  • Reply Michelle | The Last Food Blog 7th November 2017 at 2:07 pm

    We just started camping this Summer and I have to say cooking outdoors was so good! That risotto looks delicious and that little shepherds hut looks so cosy, the perfect getaway!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 7th November 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Michelle, it was such a lovely place to relax. A real getaway. Elinor x

  • Reply Jenni 7th November 2017 at 3:48 pm

    You take beautiful photos. This risotto sounds delicious and the hit looks like the place I would like to escape to right now!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 7th November 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks Jenni, so kind. Elinor x

  • Reply Vicky 7th November 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Looks delicious. I have never had much luck with risottos but I might try again. Shame I don’t have an outdoor oven;)

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 7th November 2017 at 4:43 pm

      You can easily cook in your regular kitchen oven – it’s just the easiest way to cook risotto! Elinor x

  • Reply Out Of Depth Dad 7th November 2017 at 5:30 pm

    This looks like a delicious recipe! I’ll definitely try it myself. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Rebecca 7th November 2017 at 5:37 pm

    This looks delicious…I have 4 yes! 4! Butternuts heading my way, you’ve saved me with this recipe!!!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 11:51 am

      I love butternut squash too! They just shout cosy and warm don’t they x

  • Reply Lauren 7th November 2017 at 6:17 pm

    What a cozy fall dish! I also love how your mugs are displayed! (We have a similar setup!) Have a lovely day!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 11:50 am

      These mugs are great aren’t they I can’t take the credit as it’s from our stay at that amazing shepherd’s hut! X

  • Reply Karyn Locke 7th November 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Everything about this post, yes! Butternut squash risotto sounds delish!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thank you. We are having this again at the weekend when friends come round! I’m all for the easy!

  • Reply Emma 7th November 2017 at 8:51 pm

    This looks so delicious and perfect for chilly winter months. I’ll have to give it a go this week. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Reply MrsS 7th November 2017 at 9:22 pm

    This looks yummy!! Im always on the look out for new recipes, and can I add your photos are fab!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thank you, so kind x

  • Reply leona 7th November 2017 at 9:23 pm

    im not usually a risotto person but this does look delicious

  • Reply Jess Howliston 7th November 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Oo this looks delicious! I have never tried a risotto before but this one looks amazing and perfect for the colder winter evenings to warm me up!

  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 7th November 2017 at 9:54 pm

    This looks delicious and perfect for this time of year. I’ve never attempt a risotto before!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 11:48 am

      Laura this way of making a risotto is so much easier than all that stirring!

  • Reply Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com 7th November 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love to give this recipe a try for my family. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Reply Akamatra 8th November 2017 at 7:48 am

    This is such a warm piece. I am baffled on the difference between a butters quash and a pumpkin. We call them all pumpkins.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th November 2017 at 9:54 am

      They are similar so you could use pumpkin. Thanks fir highlighting, I will adapt the recipe to include pumpkin as an alternative. Thanks , Elinor x

  • Reply Kara 8th November 2017 at 10:18 am

    This looks like a great heartwarming dish for winter!

  • Reply Sophie's Nursery 8th November 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve not tried baked risotto – looks amazing! Love that you can just leave it x

  • Reply five little doves 8th November 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Ooh that looks amazing! I usually stick to mushroom risotto to play it safe but will definitely try this!

  • Reply Mudpie Fridays 8th November 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I love the sound of this, we eat a fair amount of risotto but what I must say is I am so jealous of where you got to cook it. It sounds and looks amazing! Great giveaway too x

  • Reply Claire 8th November 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful pictures, your Butternut Squash Risotto looks so tasty 🙂

  • Reply Cathy Glynn 9th November 2017 at 8:43 am

    This looks incredibly tasty and perfect for this time of year x

  • Reply Fiona Maclean 9th November 2017 at 12:06 pm

    That does look like a gorgeous way to ‘camp’ – such a luxurious and cosy place! And the butternut squash risotto looks like the perfect autumnal meal!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne 9th November 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love butternut squash. One of my all time favorite fall recipes for sure. So delicious

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10th November 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Courtney x

  • Reply danasia fantastic 9th November 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve never tried butternut squash but it looks super tasty! This would be a great meal for a cool fall night.

  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs 9th November 2017 at 6:57 pm

    The Dimpsey Sheperd’s hut sounds an amazing place to camp out and enjoy good food!
    I love butternut squash, it can be used in so many recipes x

  • Reply Kat (The Baking Explorer) 9th November 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I adore butternut squash and sage combined, this dish is right up my street!

  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie 9th November 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Oh wow that risotto looks so good! I make something similar, so I know how good those flavours are, but I have never thought to put taleggio in it – I will have to try that next time. Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare! Eb x

  • Reply Amy Dong 10th November 2017 at 5:36 am

    I have to say your images are done super nicely, with great lighting! I love the butternut squash dish…looks so fantastic! Risotto is one of my favorites to pair with butternut.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10th November 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Amy x

  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run 10th November 2017 at 11:13 am

    This is an awesome risotto recipe with some amazing ingredients, Elinor! What kind of onion do you use, red or yellow?

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 12th November 2017 at 8:41 am

      I used yellow but red would work too x

  • Reply Blair villanueva 10th November 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The Butternut Squash is very new to me, but your post shows that this is delicious and a must-try. Yummylicious!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 12th November 2017 at 8:40 am

      Thank you Blair x

  • Reply Deimarys 10th November 2017 at 7:30 pm

    This recipe and that place… Everything looks so nice and cozy and the food delicious. It sounds easy to make too!

  • Reply Janice 10th November 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Butternut squash and sage is such a great flavour combination and I love the look of the Shepherd’s hut.

  • Reply Kristin 11th November 2017 at 3:09 pm

    What a great spot to cook! This risotto looks so delicious!

  • Reply Jacqui - Recipes Made Easy 11th November 2017 at 4:39 pm

    That risotto look amazing and I like the idea of baking it so much less hassle

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 12th November 2017 at 8:41 am

      Absolutely. I think baking is the way to go for me now!

  • Reply Laura 12th November 2017 at 3:20 am

    This risotto sounds so yummy, a proper hearty winter dish.

  • Reply Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi 12th November 2017 at 8:39 pm

    This sounds so delicious – a proper winter warmer!

  • Reply April J Harris 13th November 2017 at 2:35 am

    Elinor, your Risotto looks so delicious. I’m always on the lookout for comforting vegetarian dishes for this time of year! Great giveaway too – I will enter when I get home. As I’m in California at the moment I can’t enter just now. Dimpsey sounds amazing, just the perfect place to get away! Thank you so much for sharing this post, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing around! Hope you have a lovely week ahead, and that you will visit Hearth and Soul again this coming week!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 13th November 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you April, I love the Heart & Soul party. Really makes me nestle in and read. Elinor x

  • Reply AUSTIN MEESON 19th November 2017 at 5:44 am

    This sounds so fabulous and delicious – a proper winter warmer!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 19th November 2017 at 8:11 am

      Thanks Austin.

  • Reply AUSTIN MEESON 20th November 2017 at 6:03 am

    love baked risotto

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