Asparagus and Sausage Risotto

Asparagus and Sausage Risotto

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"Talk about a recipe overflowing with flavor! Asparagus and Sausage Risotto may seem like a potion more than a meal, but it couldn't be easier to make. Its ease is matched only by its flavor, and considering its ingredients it's going to have flavor in spades."
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55 m servings 773 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 773 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 44.9 g
  • 69%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1400 mg
  • 56%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Cut sausage into 1/2" cubes; set aside. Bring broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to low to keep broth hot.
  2. Heat oil in a 4-quart pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage, onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned.
  3. Add butter and rice. Cook, stirring constantly 2 minutes. Stir in wine; cook until liquid has almost completely absorbed.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup of heated chicken broth. Cook, stirring constantly until liquid is absorbed. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total).
  5. Remove from heat; stir in asparagus, 1/3 cup of Parmesan and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle top with remaining Parmesan cheese.


  • Substitutes: Beef Smoked Sausage, Lite Smoked Sausage, Turkey Smoked Sausage
  • Cook's Tip: Cook asparagus in chicken broth after it comes to a boil in step 1. Cook 2-4 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Remove asparagus from broth using a slotted spoon and continue recipe as directed.


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This was a terrific risotto recipe. The directions are very precise and makes a perfect al-dente risotto. The only thing I didn't add was the sausage since I used it as a side dish. I have ha...

Used regular sweet Italian sausage, doubled the recipe as a main course for a family of four. The only thing I held back a little on was the cheese otherwise followed the recipe -- everyone love...