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Take the risotto with asparagus to the next level: add the sausage!

Asparagus and sausage risotto

It takes very little to prepare the asparagus and sausage risotto, a first course suitable for family dinners capable of conquering 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 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 tastiest recipes ever.

Furthermore, we know well how important it is to have in the repertoire of delicious first courses 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 simpler version or one of the other tasty variations and you won’t regret it. But be careful: the risotto is unforgiving and to prepare it in a workmanlike manner we recommend that you 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 in order to remove the woody part and cut the remainder into rings, but leaving the tips whole.
  2. Remove the casing from the sausage and crumble it with your hands in a pan.
  3. Add the asparagus stems and brown for a few minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the rice, toast it for two minutes then blend with the white wine.
  5. When you no longer smell alcohol rising from the pan, you can start cooking the rice itself, adding the boiling broth one ladle at a time. In fact, for a perfectly cooked rice, the edge should only be added when the previous one has been absorbed, making sure 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 add salt.
  7. When cooked, stir in the butter , season with a grind of black pepper and serve.

We also recommend trying the simplest risotto with asparagus , perfect for more formal occasions.

Variants of risotto with asparagus sausage

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

Staying on the subject of quick and easy recipes, a further variation of this tasty first course consists in adding 200 g of sliced champignon mushrooms in a 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. When cooked, try adding the grated zest of half a lemon together with the creaming butter. It’s amazing how this risotto will change its flavor making your taste buds jump for joy.


By now you will know that risotto should be consumed as soon as it is done . However, if you have any leftover, you can reheat it in a pan or microwave before consuming.

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