Acorn Squash Risotto
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

September 25 2021 | By Monica

This nourishing vegan "risotto" is the perfect fall recipe!
Acorn squash is transformed into "risotto" in this creative and healthy recipe. Using a food processor to rice the squash, mushrooms for protein, and savory spices for flavor, this nutrient-dense and low-calorie dish is bound to be a crowd-pleaser! Compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, Whole30, Plant-Based, Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Serve it as a side or on its own, whichever way you choose, it is the perfect recipe for the fall and makes great leftovers!

Acorn squash is transformed into "risotto" in this creative and yummy recipe. Using a food processor to rice the squash, mushrooms for protein, and savory spices for flavor, this nutrient-dense and low-calorie dish is bound to hit the spot!

Fun Health Facts

Acorn squash is packed with antioxidants and low in calories. It's believed to protect against arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.

Baby bella mushrooms are rich in nutrients and also low in calories. They are thought to improve immune function, enhance bone health and reduce risk of chronic illness.​

Shallots are a part of the onion family that have a pungent flavor profile without being too overbearing. These small botanical delights are also nutritionally impressive. They are known to help hair growth, lower cardiovascular disease, and are high in antioxidants.

Ingredients Needed

  • Acorn squash

  • Baby bella mushrooms

  • Shallots

  • Garlic

  • Chives

  • Vegetable broth

  • Olive Oil

  • Apple cider vin

  • Oregano

  • Marjoram

  • Rosemary

  • Thyme

  • Salt

Acorn squash is transformed into "risotto" in this creative and healthy recipe. Using a food processor to rice the squash, mushrooms for protein, and savory spices for flavor, this nutrient-dense and low-calorie dish is bound to be a crowd-pleaser! Compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, Whole30, Plant-Based, Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Serve it as a side or on its own, whichever way you choose, it is the perfect recipe for the fall and makes great leftovers!

 Tips & Tricks

  • Do NOT over-process the squash! It only needs to be pulsed in the processor for 10-15 seconds.

  • Use a low sodium broth otherwise adjust the salt in the recipe accordingly.

  • The broth may not be fully absorbed by the end of the cooking time. Don't fret. It will absorb as it cools.

  • Can't find acorn squash? Substitute butternut squash in its place!