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Asparagus and sausage risotto

Asparagus and sausage risotto

Very little is needed to prepare asparagus and sausage risotto, a first course suitable for family dinners that will win over everyone.

If King Midas had the ability to turn everything he touched into gold, sausage can transform the simplest dishes into truly delicious recipes. Don't you believe it? Try our asparagus and sausage risotto to find out how true these words are. In no time you will have discovered one of the best delicious recipes ever.

Furthermore, we know how important it is to have delicious first courses in your repertoire that are at the same time simple to prepare . That's why we come to your rescue with asparagus and sausage risotto! Try it in its simplest version or in one of the other tasty variations and you won't regret it. Be careful though: risotto is unforgiving and to prepare it properly we advise you to follow our recipe step by step!

Asparagus and sausage risotto
Asparagus and sausage risotto

How to prepare the asparagus and sausage risotto recipe

  1. First, wash the asparagus under running water. Flex the stem to remove the woody part and cut the remainder into rounds, but leave the tips whole.
  2. Remove the casing from the sausage and crumble it with your hands into a pan.
  3. Add the asparagus stalks and leave to brown for a few minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the rice, toast it for two minutes then add the white wine.
  5. When you no longer smell alcohol rising from the pan you can start actually cooking the rice, adding the boiling broth one ladle at a time. For perfectly cooked rice, in fact, the edge should only be added when the previous one has been absorbed, ensuring that the rice is always just covered.
  6. It will take approximately 16-20 minutes before it is ready. Remember to add the asparagus tips 5 minutes before the end of cooking and season with salt.
  7. Once cooked, stir in the butter and cheese, season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

We recommend you try even the simplest risotto with asparagus , perfect for more formal occasions.

And here is a video recipe very similar to our preparation:

Variations of risotto with asparagus and sausage

You can easily prepare, following practically the same recipe, risotto with wild asparagus and sausage. Wild asparagus can be used in the same way as classic ones for the preparation of this recipe. After washing them (in equal quantities), they should be added cut into pieces and added to the pan together with the sausage. In this case you can also immediately add the tips to make the preparation more streamlined.

Staying on the topic of quick and easy recipes, a further variation of this tasty first course consists of adding 200 g of sliced ​​champignon mushrooms to the pan, immediately in the first cooking phase together with asparagus and sausage. The first dish you get will be even richer and tastier.

Finally, a note of freshness is what is needed to degrease the robustness of this dish. Try adding the grated zest of half a lemon together with the creaming butter once cooked. It's incredible how this risotto will change its flavor and make your taste buds jump for joy.


By now you know that risotto should be eaten as soon as it is made . However, if you have leftovers, you can reheat it in a pan or in the microwave before consuming it.

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