Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese

Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beet risotto, risotto recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Erin

This Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese is a delicious dish that's perfect for Valentine's Day but craveable every day of the year! 



  • 3 medium beets trimmed
  • 3 1/2 cups bone broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped (for garnish)


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Tightly wrap beets foil and roast on a baking sheet until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool slightly. Peel the beets under running cold water. Place two of the beets in a blender or food processor and process briefly, until somewhat smooth. Dice the remaining beet into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. While beets are cooling, bring broth and water to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan.
  4. Heat butter in a wide, heavy pot over moderate heat. Cook the garlic and onion until softened and fragrant. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  5. Add wine and stir until absorbed, about 1 minute. Using a ladle, stir in 1/2 cup warm broth and simmer briskly, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed. Continue simmering and adding warm broth, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly and letting each addition be absorbed before adding the next, until rice is just tender and creamy-looking, 18 to 22 minutes.
  6. Stir in beets, vinegar, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until heated through.
  7. Top bowls of risotto with crumbled goat cheese and dill. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 828mg36%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.