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Creamy Mushroom Risotto

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 55 min
  • serves: 6 people

Some things are worth waiting for, like this Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe. Follow our recipe for everything you need to know to make a foolproof classic mushroom risotto.  Rich chicken broth, wine and garlic add layers of flavor, while heavy cream and Parmesan make it rich and creamy. Fresh herbs stirred in at the end give this dish a fresh, bright flavor.  A perfect side for when you want to impress.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 shallot, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 12 ounces sliced mushrooms (cremini or white button)  (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups uncooked arborio rice
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 cups Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth, heated or Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in in a a heavy 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring often.  Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp and liquid is evaporated, stirring often.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Remove the mushroom mixture from the saucepot.

  • Step 2

    Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the saucepot.  Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes or until the rice is opaque, stirring often.  Add the wine and cook and stir until absorbed.  Stir in 1 teaspoon thyme.

  • Step 3

    Add 3/4 cup hot broth to the rice mixture.  Cook and stir until the broth is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining hot broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until it’s absorbed before adding more (the cooked rice will have a slightly chewy texture- you can continue adding broth if you want a softer texture).

  • Step 4

    Stir in the cheese, heavy cream, cooked mushroom mixture and the remaining fresh herbs. Season to taste.  Cook until the mixture is hot. Garnish with additional cheese and fresh herbs, if desired.



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Calories 379
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 2.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 716 mg
Total Carb 59 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 11 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV
Calories 374
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 945 mg
Total Carb 59 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 20 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.