Recipe: Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto

I don’t make risotto all that often but whenever I do I’m reminded how much I like it, and this sweet potato zucchini risotto is no different! It takes a little effort to make, but it’s well worth it and reheats really well. I tend to make a big risotto on a Sunday and then have dinner sorted for the next couple of nights – perfect!

Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

I slightly tweaked a recipe I found at Taste

Ingredients List

  • 800g sweet potato
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 leek
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 30g butter
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (or vegetarian friendly equivalent)
  • 1tbs finely grated lemon rind
  •  Sage leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Dice the sweet potato and bake for 40-45 minutes, turning once, until cooked through
  3. Meanwhile, bring the stock to the boil then reduce to a simmer in a small saucepan
  4. Thinly slice the leek and mince the garlic
  5. Melt the butter in a large saucepan then add the leek and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until softened
  6. Add the rice and toss to coat for 1 minute, then add the wine and stir until absorbed
  7. Add the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring and allowing the liquid to be absorbed. It should take around 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender but still has some bite.
  8. Grate the zucchini and parmesan and stir through, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  9. Add the roasted sweet potato and lemon zest and stir though to combine
  10. Briefly fry the sage leaves in a little oil into crispy and add to the top of the risotto with some additional cheese and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

I love the colour the sweet potato and zucchini both bring to the risotto, as well as the crispy sage on top. It’s a creamy, delicious dish that makes me oh so happy to eat. Sure, it results in a few dishes but it serves at least 4 so it makes excellent leftovers!

Plus, it’s an great excuse for a sneaky glass of wine while I’m cooking too!

Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a risotto fan too? Maybe give this sweet potato zucchini risotto a try!

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1 Comment on Recipe: Sweet Potato Zucchini Risotto

  1. lizzie moult
    April 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm (7 years ago)

    How perfect is that bowl of goodness right now as the nights are starting to cool and for me so much rain.


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