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Vegan Butternut Mushroom Risotto Recipe

This vegan butternut mushroom risotto recipe is comforting, delicious and makes up much quicker than traditional risotto!

The secret is in the “rice”. While you could certainly use rice for this, I used riced cauliflower. It was absolutely delicious, totally plant based and I certainly got my veggies for the day!

A single white bowl filled with this Vegan Butternut Mushroom Risotto sits on a red and white checkered table cloth. You can see small bits of brown mushroom in the golden, butternut colored risotto. There are bits of fresh parsley sprinkled over the top.

This simple recipes does require a bit of stirring, but it’s nowhere near the amount of stirring that regular risotto requires. You will do the majority of stirring towards the end of the cooking process so that the sauce doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pan.

This does make a lot of risotto, so if you are cooking for one, I recommend cutting the recipe in half. You’ll have enough for lunch the next day too, but I promise, it’s totally worth it.

I like this recipe because dinner was on the table in a little less than 30 minutes. Definitely a “Last Minute” recipe!!!

So if you need a delicious dinner on the table fast, this is definitely one to try. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂


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Vegan Butternut Risotto Recipe
Vegan Butternut Mushroom Risotto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Please note that the prep and cooking times here assume that you have already prepared your rice (if using) and have the butternut puree ready to go. This does not include any time for making your own puree or cooking rice. I cooked my squash the day before and had the riced cauliflower handy in the freezer.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Last Minute Vegan
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (plus extra on reserve if needed)
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (or riced cauliflower - I used frozen)
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground sage
  • 2 cups butternut puree
  • 4 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 4 oz. package plain Choa cheese (you can use any plain flavored cheese you like. I just prefer the flavor of the Chao brand)
  • 1/4 cup fresh, chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. I made my puree from a whole butternut squash by cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds and baking it, cut side down on a cookie sheet with about a 1/2 inch of water in the pan until soft and easily pierced with a knife. Then I blended it until smooth. But you can also purchase butternut puree if you prefer or sub with pumpkin puree.

  2. In a large skillet or wok, warm the vegetable broth.

  3. Add the pre-cooked rice (if using) or the riced cauliflower.

  4. Add in all the spices and butternut puree along with the mushrooms.

  5. When the broth has cooked down a bit and the mushroom look  cooked, add in the cheese and stir until melted. It melts faster if you break the slices up into smaller bits.

  6. Once the cheese has melted into the sauce (this can take a few minutes), remove the pan from heat and stir in the fresh parsley, saving a little for garnish if you wish.

  7. Add salt and pepper as desired.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.The data here reflects the use of rice, not riced cauliflower. Carbs will be lower if cauliflower rice is used.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Butternut Mushroom Risotto
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 576mg 24%
Potassium 357mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 91.7%
Vitamin C 14.6%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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