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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto With Blue Cheese

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto With Blue Cheese

  • Author: Lucy Parissi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian


This comforting Blue Cheese and Butternut Squash Risotto is perfect for a quick weeknight meal but fancy enough for company.



2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, grated or minced

1 +1/2 cups Arborio rice

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dry white wine

2 cups diced butternut squash (peeled)

1/2 teaspoon dried sage or Italian mixed dried herbs

4 cups hot vegetable broth

1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese, divided

Handful walnuts, to garnish


  1. Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot (it should say Normal, 30 mins). Add the butter and olive oil and wait until the butter melts.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the rice and salt and stir well.
  5. Pour in the wine and stir until it has been absorbed, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the butternut squash and sage and then add the broth.
  7. Place and lock the lid, making sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual, High pressure and set to 6 minutes.
  8. Release the pressure manually. Stir in half the blue cheese until it melts. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve garnished with extra blue cheese and the walnuts.


If you find the blue cheese is too strong, feel free to use grated Parmesan instead.


  • Serving Size: 1/5 cups
  • Calories: 527
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 1264.6 mg
  • Fat: 25.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.8 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.6 mg