Pumpkin season is in full bloom but you don't have to limit this fall squash to just soup. Pumpkin adds flavor, texture and color to sophisticated dishes like risotto. If you want to enjoy an adult treat for Halloween or a fancy Thanksgiving first course, give these two pumpkin risotto recipes a try.
For a dramatic effect that will garner oohs and aahs serve pumpkin risotto in a hollowed-out pumpkin. It's a great way of getting the most out of pumpkin.
This is a more simple yet elegant recipe that will still satisfy hungry guests. The dish gets a boost of flavor of sage leaves fried in butter - a flavor that permeates the entire risotto.