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Vegan Pumpkin Risotto

Make vegan pumpkin risotto with minimal ingredients and instructions. This macro-friendly recipe is creamy, savory, and super delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pumpkin, pumpkin risotto, risotto, vegan risotto
Servings: 8
Calories: 395kcal


  • 2 pots
  • 1 skillet
  • blender or food processor


Pumpkin Risotto

Almond Parmesan


  • In a medium-sized pot, add vegetable broth, water, wine, and nutritional yeast. Stir to ensure the yeast dissolves into the broth and bring the liquid to a hot temperature. Be careful not to bring to a boil as this will cause the liquid to evaporate.
  • In a separate large pot, add the rice and a half cup of the broth mixture. Bring to a simmer stirring to ensure sticking does not occur. Once the broth has absorbed, add a half cup more. Rinse, wash, repeat until you run out of broth - this will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • While the risotto cooks, finely slice the sage leaves. Mix the nutmeg, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes together in a tiny ramekin.
  • Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and tear apart the sausage links into small pieces. Add onion to a skillet with a 2 Tbsp of water, sage leaves, half the nutmeg spice mixture, and the bay leaf. Sauté for 5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and sausage. Cook for an additional 5 minutes adding more water if needed to prevent sticking.
  • Using a food processor or blender, pulse the almonds and nutritional yeast until finely ground. Add sea salt to taste.
  • Once the risotto is fully cooked, add the sausage mixture, the remaining spices, and canned pumpkin to the pot. Stir to incorporate adding sea salt to taste if necessary
  • Garnish with almond parmesan cheese and more fresh sage. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information is an estimate. 
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Serving: 338g | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8585IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg