What to Serve with Mushroom Risotto (27+ Easy Sides)

Wondering what to serve with mushroom risotto? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. Guaranteed crowd-pleasing delicious side dishes made with simple ingredients.

Wondering what to serve with Mushroom Risotto for dinner?

From classic salads such this arugula salad and this shaved brussels sprouts salad, to vegetable sides like sauteed spinach and asparagus, there are so many options.

Keep reading to discover our favorite tasty side dishes to serve with mushroom risotto.

The BEST Mushroom Risotto Side Dishes

Arugula Salad ready to be served.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Arugula Salad
Overhead shot of baked chicken breast on white plate next to lemon slices and sliced chicken breast.
This guide will teach you How To Bake Chicken Breasts that are perfectly seasoned, tender, and juicy every time. It includes everything you need to know about making oven-baked chicken breasts, including seasoning options, expert tips, and even sides.
Baked Chicken Breasts
Shaved brussels sprouts salad in large bowl with serving spoon.
This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
Overhead shot of baked Shake n Bake pork chops on baking sheet.
These homemade Shake and Bake pork chops are just like the classic dish you used to have as a kid. Pork chops are coated in a tasty breadcrumb mixture and baked until golden brown and delicious.
Shake n Bake Pork Chops
Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
Cherry Tomato Salad
Shrimp scattered on air fryer basket liner with lemon wedges.
This tasty Air Fryer Shrimp takes less than 10 minutes to make with a handful of flexible ingredients. Cooking perfectly plump and juicy shrimp has never been easier!
Air Fryer Shrimp
Prepared radicchio salad in grey bowl with serving utensils.
This delicious Italian Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won't be bitter!
Radicchio Salad
Sauteed spinach in white bowl.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
Sauteed Spinach
Salmon on baking sheet with green beans, potatoes and lemon slices.
This 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too! 
Sheet Pan Salmon
Close up of Italian White Beans with sage.
These Italian White Beans are cooked low and slow with a bit of sage and garlic, resulting in plump, yet firm beans that are delicious dressed with a bit of olive oil or served on top of crostini.
Italian White Beans
Overhead shot of sliced stuffed pork loin.
Looking for an elegant dinner to serve over the holidays that’s not your traditional turkey or ham? This Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is perfect for the occasion. Plus, it cooks in one baking pan alongside rosemary seasoned potatoes making it extra simple. 
Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Close up of roasted delicata squash on baking sheet.
Roasted Delicata Squash is a winter side dish that’s really easy to prepare. There’s no peeling required and the maple flavors and warm spices taste divine!
Delicata Squash
Overhead shot of shaved fennel salad in green serving bowl on pink table.
This Fennel Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon-parmesan vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
Shaved Fennel Salad
Sliced sous vide pork chop of black plate with scattered fried herbs.
Sous Vide Pork Chops are juicy & delicious with no fear of overcooking. Cooking pork chops sous vide results in the most tender, flavorful pork you've ever tasted. Cook them from frozen or fresh. Plus, you can use bone in or boneless pork chops.
Sous Vide Pork Chops
Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
Kale Caesar Salad
Close up of miso salmon on plate.
Baked Miso Salmon is an easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, it’s baked on ONE sheet pan with flaky salmon, crispy veggies, edamame and a flavorful miso glaze.
Miso Salmon
These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
Garlic Green Beans
Two sliced air fryer filet mignons topped with garlic butter on plate.
Learn how to cook filet mignon in the air fryer in less than 20 minutes! The foolproof cooking method and temperature guide yield an effortless yet impressive steak dinner every time. Top your filets with homemade compound butter and enjoy!
Air Fryer Filet Mignon
Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Over head shot of cooked brussels sprouts in grey bowl with spoon.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic cook up crispy and delicious with minimal oil with the help of your air fryer! Dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. You'll love these!
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Overhead shot of three chicken breasts glazed with miso in grey pan served over pea pods.
Miso Chicken is roasted in a rich, buttery miso glaze and served with a mixture of sugar snap peas, snow peas and shiitake mushrooms.
Miso Chicken
Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
Sous Vide Asparagus
Crispy prosciutto stacked on serving plate.
Crispy Prosciutto is easy to make in the oven or air fryer. Perfectly crunchy and even better than bacon, enjoy it as a topping on a creamy risotto dish.
Crispy Prosciutto
Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries make a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction
Overhead shot of cooked sunchokes in bowl.
Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
Baked artichoke hearts in baking dish after cooking.
These Stuffed Artichoke Hearts take all the work out of actually stuffing an artichoke. Canned artichoke hearts are arranged in a dish and topped with a “stuffing” of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic.
Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Pieces of pork belly in air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Pork Belly is absolutely irresistible! Seasoned with an easy dry rub, these pork belly bites are air fried until they’re crispy, tender + juicy.
Air Fryer Pork Belly
Artichokes in instant pot liner.
Instant Pot Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor!
Instant Pot Artichokes

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these mushroom risotto side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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What to Serve with Mushroom Risotto: 27+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with mushroom risotto? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. Guaranteed crowd-pleasing delicious side dishes made with simple ingredients. Serve one (or two) with this Mushroom Risotto. It's rich, creamy and totally decadent. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 6 cups bone broth (chicken broth or stock)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2- ounce dried porcini mushrooms (rinsed in strainer)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions (chopped fine (2 cups))
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (or dry vermouth)
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Bring the broth, water and soy sauce to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the porcini mushrooms and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the porcini are tender, 5-10 minutes. Then remove the porcini with a slotted spoon and finely chop them. Leave the broth to simmer on the stove top.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large sauce pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cremini mushrooms, porcini mushrooms and garlic. Saute until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the arborio and saute for a few minutes. Add the wine; cook until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of hot broth; simmer over medium-low heat until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Continue to cook until the rice is just tender and the mixture is creamy, adding more broth by cupfuls and stirring often, about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the Parmesan and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Enjoy!


Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to three days. 
To reheat, add a splash of broth and heat on the stove or in the microwave. 
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Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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