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A skillet of mushroom risotto topped with seared mushrooms and parsley.

Mushroom Risotto

This mushroom risotto is a creamy blend of arborio rice, seasonings and an assortment of sauteed mushrooms. It's the perfect side dish or meatless main course!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 299kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups short grain rice such as Arborio
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes until tender and golden brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper to taste and cover to keep warm.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking, make the risotto. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the white wine and bring to a simmer. Cook until the wine has reduced by half.
  • Add 1 cup chicken broth; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mostly absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Continue to add broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until absorbed before adding more. Cook until rice is creamy and just tender, about 15-20 minutes (you may not need all the broth). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove risotto from heat. Stir in mascarpone and parmesan cheeses.
  • Add 3/4 of the mushrooms into the risotto and stir to combine.
  • Place the remaining mushrooms on top of the risotto as a garnish. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10320IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2.4mg