Smoked haddock & leek risotto

Smoked haddock & leek risotto

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(133 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
There's no tedious stirring with this one - just stick it in the oven until creamy and delicious

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.34g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • small knob of butter



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

  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 300g risotto rice, such as arborio or carnaroli

    Risotto rice

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

  • 700ml fish or vegetable stock
  • 250ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 375g undyed smoked haddock, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 100g baby spinach


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the butter in a large ovenproof dish over a medium heat. Cook the leek for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly, until just tender. Add the rice and stir for a further 2 mins.

  2. Add the stock and milk, bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins before sitting the haddock on top. Cover with a lid or foil and bake in the oven for 18 mins until the rice is tender.

  3. Fold in the crème fraîche and spinach, season with plenty of black pepper, then cover the pan again and leave to rest out of the oven for 3 mins before serving – the steam will soften the spinach.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (151)

yvonnelove's picture

So easy to make and tasted amazing! I used semi-skimmed milk and half fat creme fraiche and it was still lovely & creamy.

fuji115's picture

A-MA-ZING! My 18 month old loved it too, although the toddler didn't like it. Anyway, I'll be making it again and again and again....

annacbanana's picture

If you like the idea of making a risotto but couldn't be bothered standing over the stove for an hour this one's for you. I couldn't get a hole of smoked risotto so just used non-smoked which still turned out really tasty. Will definitely be making this again!

loubbcgoodfood's picture

Really delicious risotto. Easy & quick preparation. 18 min timing perfect for my oven. Rich, creamy and fabulous!

beclam's picture

I have never made risotto before so thought i would make a 'cheat' one first and was very pleasantly suprised. The whole family loved it especiallly my 18 month old!!!
I did add some Parmesan to it at the same time as the creme fraiche and spinach.
This is definately a 'make again' recipe

thesadlers's picture

4* if you make it as per the recipe.
5* with a good sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice all over. YUM!

alexandraclaire's picture

My husband cooked this and even he managed it OK..! :) So tasty, so warming, perfect cold evening dinner.

amchoor's picture

Enjoyed this simple recipe and used black squid ink risotto rice and cream instead of creme Fraiche. It came out lovely and creamy but very salty which I think may have been my stock so I will use a weaker veg stock next time and not cubes.

richuk's picture

Very good and very tasty , will be cooking this again !!

gill_david's picture

Really great and a definite keeper. Also used semi-skimmed milk and reduced fat creme fraiche and it was lovely & creamy. Exchanged frozen peas for the baby spinach as Sainsbury's had run out of latter! Again, worked well and I'm more likely to have peas in than spinach. Just added them 6 mins before end of cooking/standing time.

hanszinderfaan's picture

I am always ready to try fish recipes. I made this but only had semi skimmed milk. I have not tried it with full fat milk but I was more than happy with the result and can recommend. Very very tasty!

mouse87's picture

Easy receipe but very bland and sticky.

sophied1983's picture

Was anyone else left with too much liquid in the dish once cooked? Very watery... but tasty!

melody22's picture

I was slightly disappointed, came out rather like rice pudding rather than risotto. It tasted nice enough, but can't say I will be rushing to make this again.

peterpiper64's picture

Did this on Saturday night, absolutely gorgeous and easy. Sprinkled grated parmesan on the top and served with a lemon wedge. Glass of cold Chardonnay and lemon tiramasu as a dessert. Wonderful dinner and would have been happy to have eaten it at a resturant!

dermbut's picture

A really easy, tasty meal. Ideal for preparing if you have children running around and can't stand and do the stirring normally needed for risotto. It was the first time I've cooked one in the oven and we all really enjoyed the results. Will definitely cook again.

jjclarke's picture

This is a firm favourite in our house....yummy yummy yummy and wouldn't change a thing!!

jool25's picture

Really easy tasty recipe! I added a handful of parmesan at the end with the spinach.......YUMMY!

john-weaver's picture

Simple to do with scrumptious result. Recommend!

jjclarke's picture

5 Star yumminess!!!


Questions (2)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (1)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.


Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.


Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.


See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.