Comforting Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Risotto

Happy Friday!!
I hope everyone has had a great week. We’ve had record breaking heat here in Texas this past week and it’s been miserable. But relief is on the way next week and I can’t wait. I love the first cold front of the season and one of my favorite things to make on a cold fall day is this Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Risotto.

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After a long, hard Monday, I know there is always one thing that I can find comfort in. One thing that will always make me slow down, relax and shake off a bad day.

I know comfort can always be found standing over a big bubbling pot of fragrant risotto. While risotto is easy to make I also know it can seem like bit of a process. Standing over a hot stove, slowly adding the chicken stock and continuously stirring all while waiting for the rice to release all of its starch.

But this is the part that I find to be so relaxing. Making a good risotto is something that can’t be rushed. You must slow down, inhale the wonderful aromas simmering away and just keep stirring.


For me making risotto is like having my own personal Zen Garden in my kitchen. Instead of sand and a wooden rake…

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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

11 thoughts on “Comforting Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Risotto

    1. Thanks Rhonda 🙂 the good news is I’ve got a sweater on today… The bad news is I’m still in shorts. Ah well I’ll take what I can get at this point at least we are not still in the upper 90’s like last week.


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