• thumbnail image 1
Print to PDF

Print recipe

Pumpkin and bacon risotto



4 portion(s)

Pumpkin and bacon Risotto

  • 350-500 grams pumpkin
  • 500 grams water
  • 40 grams parmesan
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150 grams bacon, diced
  • 50 grams olive oil
  • 375 grams arborio rice
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 50 grams Butter
  • bunch baby spinach, optional
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 1h 0min
  • 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. Place water into the bowl. Place basket into the bowl and weigh pumpkin into the basket. Cook 15 minutes, varoma, sp. 1.

  2. Put pumpkin aside and empty water from the bowl. 

    Place Parmesan into bowl and blitz for 10 seconds, sp. 9. Set aside.

  3. Put onion and garlic into bol and chop for 3 seconds, sp. 7. Scrape down sides of bowl. 

  4. Add bacon and oil, cook for 3 minutes, varoma, sp. 2. Scrape down sides of bowl. 

  5. Add Arborio rice and cook for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, sp. 2. Scrape down sides of bowl.

  6. Add stock and pumpkin to bowl, and cook for 25 minutes, 90 degrees, Counter-clockwise operationsp. 2.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add parmesan and butter, and mix for 1 minute, Counter-clockwise operationsp. 2. Leave to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. 


Accessories you need

  • Simmering basket
    Simmering basket
    buy now
  • Spatula TM31
    Spatula TM31
    buy now
  • Measuring cup
    Measuring cup
    buy now
  • Spatula TM5/TM6
    Spatula TM5/TM6
    buy now


Add a handful of spinach when you add the parmesan and butter, for an extra boost of iron. Image shows spinach added.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

Other users also liked...


Add a comment
  • This was delicious!...

    Submitted by Emskimo on 5. June 2020 - 19:48.

    This was delicious!
    We grew a bumper crop of pumpkins in the veggie patch this year, so I can see this as a weekly meal for a while.
    I used 2 tablespoon veggie stock in 1 litre water.
    Thank you!

    Login or register to post comments
  • Very disappointed. I will not be using this recipe...

    Submitted by blongman on 6. July 2019 - 16:04.

    Very disappointed. I will not be using this recipe again. What a waste of ingredients. I followed the recipe to an absolute Tee. And the finished product was a big sticky mashed mess.

    Login or register to post comments
  • Add 2 tsp veg stock in 1 litre.

    Submitted by janetshep on 22. February 2019 - 19:12.

    Add 2 tsp veg stock in 1 litre.

    Login or register to post comments
  • Yum quick easy was a winner for the kids ...

    Submitted by Rowierach on 1. October 2017 - 15:10.

    Yum quick easy Smile was a winner for the kids
    To save time didn't pre cook pumpkin and still worked out perfectly!

    Login or register to post comments
  • This was nice,everyone

    Submitted by gingerchef_jess on 5. November 2016 - 20:50.

    This was nice,everyone enjoyed it. Also i didn't put in the spinach leaves


    Login or register to post comments