Sweet Potato Risotto


Golden cubes of sweet potato are sautéed with fragrant garlic before adding Arborio rice and stock and stirring until creamy. Then, add some grated Parmesan and a pinch of oregano, and pow! You're done.

Sweet Potato Risotto
Don’t let its reputation intimidate you: making risotto from scratch isn’t nearly as laborious a process as it's often made out to be. And, with results this delicious, the little effort you do have to put in is more than worth it. Here, golden cubes of sweet potato are sautéed with fragrant garlic before adding Arborio rice and stock, and stirring until creamy. But don’t worry about exhausting your arm: while you do have to attend to the risotto now and then, you only need to stir occasionally, not constantly, for the 30 minute cook time. Then, stir in some grated Parmesan and a pinch of oregano and pow! You’re done. Get the recipe:Sweet Potato Risotto. Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Hands On Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serves


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup Arborio rice

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add the sweet potatoes and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.

  3. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring frequently, until absorbed.

  4. Measure 3½ cups of water. Add ¾ cup at a time and cook, stirring occasionally and waiting until each addition is absorbed before adding the next. It should take 25 to 30 minutes for all the water to be absorbed.

  5. Stir in the Parmesan and oregano.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
11g Fat
54g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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