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Risotto is a creamy dish that is perfect for staying cozy during the winter. While the dish feels fancy, it’s quite easy to make at home and veganize! If you’re not quite sure how to do so, don’t worry – we got you. These vegan risotto recipes are just as, if not more delicious than their non-vegan counterparts. They feature mushrooms, tofu, squash, eggplant, and more! Pick one plant-based risotto recipe that sounds good to you and give it a try. No matter which one you choose, you will love it!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 20,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

1. Creamy Mushroom Vegan Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Vegan Risotto

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This rich and Creamy Mushroom Vegan Risotto by Hannah Sunderani brings all the umami flavor. It’s simple enough to make for a mid-week dinner, yet decadent enough for entertaining.

2. Smoked Tofu Rice And Barley Risotto

Smoked Tofu Rice And Barley Risotto

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This recipe uses both rice and barley for added texture, and chunky chestnut mushrooms for bite. You will love Jenny Marie‘s Smoked Tofu Rice And Barley Risotto!

3. Stuffed Risotto Squash

Stuffed Risotto Squash

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This Stuffed Risotto Squash by Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman is a perfect dish to take with you and share. You can make it in advance and just pop it in the oven to get warm and slightly brown. It is delicious!

4. Eggplant Ragout With Risotto

Eggplant Ragout with Risotto [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Eggplant Ragout With Risotto

Risotto is the perfect grown-up alternative to mac and cheese. It’s still creamy, cheesy, and delicious, just a bit more adult. There are so many delicious ways to make risotto––like this vegan eggplant risotto! Laden with veggies, it pleases eggplant haters and lovers alike. Such great comfort food! It comes together easily, with minimal cleanup, and plenty to serve a crowd (or plenty to hoard to yourself for a week of leftovers). You’ve got to try making this vegan Eggplant Ragout With Risotto by Stephanie Darby!

5. Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

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This wonderful Pumpkin Risotto by Lenia Patsi is delicious, light, nutritious, and visually beautiful due to the orange color that our favorite vegetable gives. It is worth trying!

6. Pea Risotto With Roasted Asparagus

vegan pea and roasted asparagus risotto

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This quick, easy and delicious vegan Pea Risotto With Roasted Asparagus by Jenny Connelly is sure to impress!

7. Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms and Turmeric

Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms and Turmeric

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When you have just a few ingredients in the fridge, improvisation is the way to go. This Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms and Turmeric by Gabriela Lupu is simple and uses ingredients you usually have on hand to create a flavorful dish!

8. Squash, Sage, and Wild Mushroom Risotto

Squash, Sage, and Wild Mushroom Risotto

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This heavenly creamy vegan mushroom risotto is guaranteed to be enjoyed by vegans and the most avid meat-eaters alike – it’s insanely delicious! Packed with nutty & sweet flavors from the roasted butternut squash & wild mushrooms combined with fresh pine-nut aromas of sage, this Squash, Sage, and Wild Mushroom Risotto by Tania Pilcher is perfect family-friendly comfort food for any time of the year.

9. Squash Risotto with Fried Sage

Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto

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Risotto is the food equivalent of a hug in a bowl, and this Squash Risotto with Fried Sage by Fraiche Food, Jillian Harris & Tori Wesszer takes comfort food to a new level. Roasting the squash brings out its natural sweetness; if you don’t feel like dealing with the hassle of peeling the acorn squash (those ridges can be such a pain in the you know what), simply replace it with more butternut squash, which has a sweeter flavor. We love the color and contrast of using both, but the choice is yours. Risotto takes time to make, so pour yourself a glass of good wine, turn on some chill music, and warm up your stirring arm!

10. Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

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This Asparagus Risotto by ThePlantBasedSchool will make you feel like you’re in Italy at a lovely little restaurant. It’s creamy, flavorful, and will impress vegans and non-vegans alike!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

quinoa risotto with brussels sprouts vegan

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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