Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on Time
44 Mins
Total Time
44 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Sweet Italian sausage, mushrooms, and spinach deliver substance and flavor to this one-dish meal of Sausage and Spinach Risotto.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring broth and 1 cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil); keep warm over low heat.

Step 2

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add salt and mushrooms to pan; cook for 8 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove mushrooms from pan, and set aside.

Step 3

Add sausage to pan, and cook for 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Add rice; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, and cook until liquid is nearly absorbed, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Step 4

Stir in 1 cup broth mixture; cook for 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Remove pan from heat. Add mushrooms and spinach; stir until spinach wilts. Top evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

BarbDodd's Review

October 25, 2014
We love this recipe. The time it takes to make this is well worth it!

illinicheme's Review

September 17, 2014
I know risottos involve a lot of stirring. I tried get it all done before my husband got home with toddler in tow, but alas, I did not. Not a recipe to make with a toddler hanging screaming off your leg! It was tasty (left out the mushrooms because we don't like them), but probably won't make the regular rotation until my kid is older and less needy.

veryslowcook's Review

March 27, 2014
Very enjoyable. I used spicy turkey sausage. I'd make this again when I have ample time to spend on dinner.

debinitaly's Review

January 05, 2014

bethanywolfe's Review

February 27, 2013

DebMatteson's Review

January 31, 2013

mrslass's Review

November 26, 2012

Tomtes's Review

September 29, 2012
One of our family's favorites. This is a go-to recipe when we're having company because everyone always loves it.

cjbuddy's Review

July 16, 2012

Onecentinvegas's Review

May 10, 2012