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

by tastyyummies

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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