Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)

Risotto stuffed acord squash on eatlivetravelwrite.comAs temperatures dip and winter approaches, everyone seems to be craving comfort food.  Often, when we think “comfort food”, though, we think dishes like soups and stews that can take a while to prepare.  Slow cooked dishes are great for making ahead of time on the weekend when most of us have a little more time to cook.

But what about weeknights? When you come home after a long day, it’s cold and all you want is a warm bowl of something comforting?  And you’ve only got a short time to prepare it?  Pasta and soup are often our “go-to” dishes but what about those nights when you want something a little fancier than soup or pasta? How about risotto? Even better, how about risotto baked in a roasted squash?

I know – you’ve maybe heard that risotto is hard to make properly. In my kitchen, though, it’s become a “go to” recipe for cold evenings when we want something a little special. It’s the kind of recipe that once you have figured out the technique, the possibilities for changing up the flavours are endless.

Want the recipe? Head on over to the Real Women of Philadelphia website!

Win one of two $50 Kraft gift baskets (Canadian residents only)

That’s right, thanks to Kraft Canada/ Philly Canada I have TWO $50 gift Kraft gift baskets including an assortment of Kraft products and a Real Women of Philadelphia apron and spatula to give away to two lucky Canadian resident readers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your your “go-to” recipe for cool autumn nights.

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Eligibility and contest rules

  • Open to to Canadian residents only.
  • No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all qualified entries on Wednesday November 19th 2014 after 6pm EST.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Thursday November 20th 2014 and will have 40 hours to respond.


Disclosure: I have received compensation for developing a series of posts for the Real Women of Philadelphia website in 2014.

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74 thoughts on “Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)”

  1. Yes, as the temperature dipped, this was a delightfully warming dish. Simple, and oh so delightful.

    Mr. Neil didn’t even miss the meat. 😉

    I paired this with a Chardonnay from the southwest of France, partly as a match – partly to remind us of warm summers.

  2. Usually it’s spaghetti.. With a cheese sauce. The kids call it KD spaghetti its a winner with all the family 🙂

    I’m also told to make enough to cover lunches for the next day!

  3. I like to use the crockpot a lot in the fall/winter. Our favourite right now is slow cooker Mac & Cheese. Who knew you could make a really good mac & cheese in the crockpot?

  4. my go-to recipe for cool Autumn nights is Coconut Chicken Curry – I’m making it right now in fact! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. My GO to Recipe for Cool Autumn nights is Homemade French Onion soup with Homemade Caesar Salad and Garlic Cheese Bread! Cheesy Comfort all around as well as Quick and Tasty!

  6. Lovely idea with the risotto in squash, Mardi. Must try that – and lovely idea Mr Niel with the sunny Chardonnay. Funniest is that we sometimes go to Napa wines just for the extra sun at times like this (grass always greener, eh?)
    Last night I roasted squash to make gnocchi with semolina. Then realised I had no semolina left! So tossed it in with sage, pasta, chicken, St Agur and walnuts. Comfort indeed – esp with a glass of sunshine!


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