Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto – Gluten-free + Vegan

If it isn’t apparent yet, I am all-in on the fall-inspired dishes right now. Apples, squash, pumpkin anything…I am all about it. All of it. I love the shift into comfort food at the start of Autumn and I know that my body is craving it for a reason. Ask and you shall receive hungry tummy! What better way to combine Autumn flavors and produce with comfort food, than a delicious creamy pumpkin risotto.

Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto – Gluten-free + Vegan

I had been dreaming of a pumpkin risotto for a few weeks now and even had a few readers request a recipe, but instead of a traditional risotto like this one or this one, I wanted something that wasn’t quite so labor intensive. I never mind standing over the pot, spooning the broth or stock in, one ladle-full at a time, it is always worth it, but I wanted to see if I could create a simpler method for those days that you don’t have the extra time to dedicate an hour of your life to just one pot of food. In comes the magical Crock-Pot, the closest thing I will ever have to a personal chef!

Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto – Gluten-free + Vegan

The Crock-pot yielded exactly the results that I was hoping for, a creamy, hearty risotto with the rice retaining just a wee little crunch (as it is supposed to). Being that I also haven’t made risotto since I removed cheese from my diet earlier this year, I was curious if I could still get that luxurious creaminess to the risotto without any dairy or cheese, and I definitely did. The key is definitely making sure to use arborio rice, which yields much creamier results than your standard long-grain rice. To get the full recipe for this gluten-free and vegan Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto head on over to the Balanced Platter now, where I am so honored to be guest posting today. Thanks for having me Maggie and Amy!

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1 Lynn Richards October 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

This looks like some thing I need to try! Is it on the sweet side?

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2 tastyyummies October 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

No I wouldn’t exactly say it is on the sweet side. Maybe a little sweetness from the pumpkin, but it is quite subtle.

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3 Suzanne October 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

Sounds delicious! I love pumpkin! Headed over there now…

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4 Lou October 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Sounds great! Love a good (simple) crock-pot recipe – they can be a life saver at the end of a hectic day…. off to check out the recipe :)

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5 Dianne October 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

Sounds wonderful. I will try it in my risotto/rice cooker. Thanks for the recipe :)

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6 Wendy (The Local Cook) October 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

I never would have thought to make risotto in the slow cooker . . . I’m going to check out the recipe now.

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7 tastyyummies October 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Right? I have a feeling I will be making a lot more risotto now :) Thanks for stopping by.

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8 Julie November 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This is one of the most delicious things I’ve made in the crock!! The only thing I didn’t add was roasted pumpkin cubes. My grocery store was all out (even though thanksgiving is a week away??) so I used a acorn squash instead and it was still great!

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9 Amy April 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

What can I use instead of wine? Any suggestions. I cannot use wine because we do not drink or use it in our cooking!

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10 Liarna April 22, 2014 at 4:09 am

I’m getting an error page when I click on the link :( I’m not sure why but is there anyway you could check it please?

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11 Nicole June 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm

wahhhh the link to recipe no longer works :(

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12 Suzie July 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

I clicked the link that you put on this page for the recipe where you guest posted, but the link is broken (or domain doesn’t exist anymore). Can you please provide the updated link or if it doesn’t exist anymore, please list the recipe on this page!! I really want to make it!! Thanks!!

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