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Indulgent Cheese Lovers Risotto



8 portion(s)


  • 50 g Parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 150 g brown onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 1 Medium Capsicum, diced
  • 150 g bacon, diced
  • 100 g white wine
  • 50 g TM Vegetable stock paste
  • 350 g arborio rice
  • 750 g water
  • 50 g Semi Dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 150 g block of philladelphia cream cheese, cubed
  • 100 g pure cream
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves
  • 3 shallots/spring onion, chopped
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Place parmesan in TM bowl. Grate 5sec/ sp8. Set aside in Thermoserver with baby spinach and shallots. Rinse and dry bowl.

    2. Place onion and garlic in TM bowl. Chop 3sec/sp7

    3. Add olive oil, bacon, capsicum. Saute 5min/100deg/rev sp1

    4. Scrape down sides. Add rice. Cook 1min/ 100deg/ rev sp 1

    5. Add wine. Cook 2 min/100deg/rev sp1 MC OFF.

    6. Add stock and water. Place simmer basket on top of lid. Cook 13min/100deg/ rev sp1. 

    7. Add cream cheese, cream and semi dreid tomatoes. Place simmer basket on top of lid. Cook 3 min/100deg/ rev sp1.5

    8. Pour risotto into thermoserver on top of parmesan, spinach and shallots. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes to wilt spinach. Stir through before serving. 



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The leftovers can be formed into AMAZING arrancini balls. SO cheesy!


Sarah Casey | Independent Thermomix Consultant | NSW

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  • Made this in my TM31 and it

    Submitted by fakedelight on 13. March 2016 - 21:24.

    Made this in my TM31 and it was perfect. Possibly a little too cheesy/rich for some though. Made a huge amount, we will be eating it for days! May try the arancini balls idea

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  • This was wonderful!! I have

    Submitted by ash.bain on 19. August 2015 - 16:03.

    This was wonderful!! I have never had risotta but this was so easy to make and a great first impression!! Will make this again!

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  • Was a hit with the

    Submitted by Jas77 on 8. July 2015 - 08:07.

    Was a hit with the adults...not so much with the kids.  Next time I'll add more semi dried tomatoes. 

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  • Was amazing

    Submitted by markgainsford@bigpond.com on 15. May 2015 - 21:51.

    Was amazing

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