Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Cook this simple storecupboard risotto in the oven while you get on with something else – the result is still wonderfully creamy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal517
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.38g
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  • 250g pack smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • half a glass of white wine (optional)
  • 150g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 700ml hot chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 50g Parmesan, grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Fry the bacon pieces in an ovenproof pan or casserole dish for 3-5 mins until golden and crisp. Stir in the onion and butter and cook for 3-4 mins until soft. Tip in the rice and mix well until coated. Pour over the wine if using and cook for 2 mins until absorbed.

  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and the hot stock, then give the rice a quick stir. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and bake for 18 mins until just cooked. Stir through most of the Parmesan and serve sprinkled with the remainder.

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Comments (318)

marinaveiga87's picture

We love a one-pot wonder and this leave-it-alone risotto is perfect.

nicolaboo's picture

This was the nicest risotto I've ever had - but the serves 4 served 2!

kitchenqueen3's picture

This is the first risotto I have made. It was so easy. All my family liked it, even my fussy youngest. Used mushrooms & peas instead of tomatoes. Will definately make again

hazelk2909's picture

made this exactly as states in the recipe and cooked it in the oven for 30mins. was very nice although maybe too much parmesan for my liking and next time i will use mushrooms instead of tomatoes. there was plenty for myself my partner and our 8 and 6 year olds

lynnewoodland's picture

Very delicious and filing

jose81's picture

Absolutely delicious. Added garlic and sweetcorn and it did take 25mins in my fan oven as others mentioned. Enough for two adults, a hungry toddler and some leftovers. Will definitely be making again.

moc222's picture

This dish is a good standard recipe to adapt with ingredients to hand. Added garlic and mushrooms (didn't have cherry tomatoes but used a chopped plum tomato). Really nice and moist. Next time would add extra mushrooms and would also like to try with chicken. Don't think I'll go back to traditional risotto method after trying this one.

jenniferocious's picture

Never going to make risotto on the hob again! Perfect!!

justina87's picture

Great recipe, perfect for when you don't have the time to do it the traditional way, I would say it is ALMOST as good as the real deal because even though my boyfriend loved it he could still tell the difference between this one and the real one!

Fozzler's picture

Enjoyed this easy meal. Made it exactly as recipe, but it took 45 minutes in the oven. My 5 year old thought it was delicious. Would make it again, and try it with other ingredients too.

jennykw's picture

I used half a tin of chopped tomatoes as I didn't have any cherry toms and grated mature cheddar cheese instead of parmesan. It was delicious and simple...I will definitely be trying this again!

funkiliciousjx's picture

This is my go to comfort recipe. Love it. And super easy too.

rachelaw's picture

Made this a few times as instructed however didn't have toms or wine to put in when i made it recently so used a tin of chopped toms instead - worked equally as well if not better for kids

kazzo123's picture

Everybody loved it, thanks will definitely be making it again.

antheab107's picture

Delicious! We savoured every mouthful ! mmmmmm

stephaniepebrocq's picture

I wanted to make this risotto but I realised I had no lid for my ovenproof dish... so I ended up cooking it in the usual way, and it was still very good!

annturner28's picture

Have made this lots as it is so easy! The family love it.

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smelvilles's picture

EASY!!! and tasty! I added some broccoli to up the veg count!

choccychic's picture

Really easy and the result was delicious - rice was cooked to perfection! Added chicken to the recipe. Will def make again.


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