Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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(405 ratings)

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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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5th Aug, 2008
Absolutely loved this!! Served it with asparagus and it was so good!!
3rd Aug, 2008
26th Jun, 2008
so easy and deicious.even our 3 year old loves it.fab recipe for using up that one glass of wine and bacon thats leftover from the weekend and quicker than ordering in takeaway!
27th May, 2008
This was lovely, & super-easy to make. Like some others I'd never done a baked risotto before but it came out perfectly after an extra 2-3 minutes in the oven, added a little extra wine to ensure creaminess!
19th May, 2008
I couldnt get my bacon as crispy as the picture (prepacked stuff has so much water in it) I stirred through some baby spinach that was lurking in the fridge in the last five minutes but it did take longer to cook and I finished it off on the hob for speed. Very tasty (and 'normal' for a change according to my 17 yearold son)
28th Apr, 2008
Serves 4 children! My friend and I polished this off between us quite easily (and very satisfactorily) but this will not serve 4 adults, ever!
25th Apr, 2008
Found this recipe really very nice. I added Chicken breasts cut into small chunks and also when serving a little pepper sauce. It was great and the family loved it.
17th Apr, 2008
This recipe is delicious and SO easy. Just the thing when you've been out and want something quick and filling. Everyone who has tried it has loved it.
14th Apr, 2008
Fantastic recipe! I love risotto but never make it because I can't be bothered to stand over a pan stirring it. This is the perfect solution. Also, was the quickest meal in the world to make and it came out a perfect consistency. I used the above measurements but found it only fed me and my boyfriend so would make more next time. I also found that it needed 25 mins in the oven rather than 18. I used the original recipe ingredients but you could easily add lots of other ingredients to vary it and spice it up. Fab meal and will be making very often I think!!
9th Apr, 2008
really easy and very tasty!


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