Oven-baked red pepper risotto

Oven-baked red pepper risotto

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
An easy version of the Italian rice dish, with none of the stirring. The leftovers are great too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Egg-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal334
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.36g


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 100ml white wine (optional, or use more stock)
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200g frozen roasted pepper
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • parmesan, to serve (optional)



    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. Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan, then fry the onion for a few mins until softened. Turn up the heat, tip in the rice, stir, then fry for 1 min more. Pour in the wine, if using, stirring until absorbed, then pour in the tomatoes, peppers and 400ml of the stock. Cover and bake in the oven for 25 mins until the rice is tender and creamy.

  2. Stir in the remaining stock and parsley, season and scatter with Parmesan, if you like.

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chickens82's picture
19th Sep, 2013
Yum! I grilled 2 peppers, pealed the skin off and chopped instead of using frozen. Also I used chopped tomatoes with olives and a couple shakes of crushed chillies, plus some pre grilled courgette and fried leeks. Other than that I followed the recipe. Recommended!
29th Aug, 2013
Fast, easy, and oh so tasty :)
7th Apr, 2013
Made this but ended up pretty much turning it into a paella...I added some chicken, prawns, paprika and black olives and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone in the family loved it - definately making it again with the alterations :)
16th Mar, 2013
I went with some previous reviews and added tsp of sugar, chorizo, 2 tsp of Harissa paste, oregano and grilled two peppers in the oven. Finished off with Parmesan on top. Better half loved it!
20th Feb, 2013
Really enjoyed this quick and easy midweek supper. i roasted regular peppers first which worked well. i agree that a pinch of chilli would make this even better, just to give a little kick. Really impressive cheap and easy dish though.
31st Dec, 2012
Enjoyed very much. I softened the peppers with the onion rather than use roasted. I also added some paprika and cayenne pepper as well as capers.
26th Nov, 2012
Love this and so easy to make
23rd Oct, 2012
This is really easy to make and very tasty. I have made it a couple of times but have made a few amendments to the recipe: I use fresh peppers, which I just fry with the onion; add a teaspoon of sugar to the chopped tomatoes; and add sundried tomatoes too.
12th Oct, 2012
Very nice, however made slightly differently. Used fresh peppers - next time if I have time will roast first but if not worked perfectly fine. Also added garlic when cooking the onion and added some cayenne pepper when added the tomato. Threw in a handful of capers at the end.
9th Aug, 2012
Lovely risotto, I added oregano, chilli flakes and ham to the recipe to give it an extra kick. Think it will become a favourite.


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