Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Bacon, Mushroom, & Artichoke Risotto

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

A few weeks ago I was browsing the cheese case at the store and picked up a block of Taleggio cheese knowing that I was going to make risotto with it.  Taleggio is a soft, sharp Italian cheese.  I found this recipe from Framed Cooks for risotto with Taleggio and artichokes.  I adapted the recipe to make it my own and also added a few other ingredients.

2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, chopped
-1 cup artichoke hearts, frozen or canned (if frozen, thaw before use), chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup Taleggio cheese, cubed into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter
- fresh grated Parmesan, optional
- green onions or chives, optional

1.  Heat chicken stock in saucepan over medium heat and keep warm.  Meanwhile, In another saucepan heat olive oil.  Add onion and garlic and cook for two minutes over medium-high heat.

2.  Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft.  Add bacon and stir.

3.  Add rice to mixture and saute for two more minutes.  Add wine and stir until wine is absorbed.

4.  Start adding chicken stock, one ladle at a time. Stir constantly. Wait until each ladle of stock is absorbed before adding the next one. Continue until rice is cooked, about 20-25 minutes.

5.  When rice is cooked, add artichoke hearts, cheese, and 1 tablespoon of butter.  Keep heat on low and stir until all cheese is melted.  Remove from heat and serve immediately.

6.  For serving, top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chives or green onions, if desired.

I LOVED this risotto.  It tasted just like one you would order at a restaurant - I love when that happens!  Definitely will be making this one again.

What did you cook this week?

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{ I will not be posting Tasty Tuesdays on December 27th.  It will return on January 3rd }


  1. This does look yummy - right up my alley!

  2. Hi,
    I shared my famous grain-free party franks. I also shared an article about the 3 Super Foods for Bone and Joint Health and my favorite gift ideas for real food chefs like you and I.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Your recipes always look and sound so delicious! I've tried several of them and I'm never disappointed...thank you for giving me so many new ideas :)

  4. Hi Alissa,
    Your Risotto looks so creamy and delicious. I am sharing my Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's today. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks delicious! I bet it would be really great with some pancetta! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

  6. Looks wonderful! I was trying to link up but Linky was having trouble :(

  7. I love risotto. There is something very meditative to me about all that stirring. I feel the same way about polenta too. One of the best meals I have had was a 4-cheese risotto my cousin made at her home in Milan. Ooey Gooey!

  8. ooh so much variety! thanks for hosting!!

    btw i tried to add the button to my post but the picture is missing? i just added an html link instead

  9. Hi, I bookmarked this lovely recipe for one of our Monday dinners. Looks scrumptious!

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  10. you are killing me with this recipe alissa!! i suddenly desire risotto for dinner thanks to you!

  11. I first clicked on your blog because I LOVE the color green, then I realized that you have some yummy recipes on here and I was sold! This one looks particularly yummy!

  12. this looks SO delicious I'd love you to add this to my What we Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  13. Well, I love bacon-anything...but this sounds especially delicious!

  14. My family LOVES risotto-I will be making your recipe for sure! I linked up my Cranberry Banana smoothie this week.

  15. What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to give this recipe a try!


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