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This Pumpkin Risotto with Chicken, Fresh Sage, and Parmesan Cheese is a perfect fall comfort food. Rich, creamy & perfect for a delicious weeknight meal or Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin risotto in cast iron skillet with grated parmesan cheese and sage

The pumpkin craze is here and it’s not going anywhere soon! Pumpkin is everywhere this year.

Pumpkin Pie Cookies, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and of course, the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte that pairs perfectly with Pumpkin Donuts.

It seems crazy for sure, but it’s all delicious!

Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

In an effort to keep the pumpkin train moving, I’m tossing this Pumpkin Risotto with Chicken and Sage into the recipe vault.

A pan full or risotto with pumpkin and chicken

While some people have a pumpkin obsession, generally, my obsession is easy to make recipes that can be customized to fit your personal taste.

Amazing pumpkin risotto recipe in an oven safe dish, broiled to perfection.

Making risotto is quite easy, and this recipe is easier than most. You really don’t need to babysit this risotto a whole lot.

Make sure to grab your Arborio Rice!

Arborio rice is the traditional rice that is used in nearly all risottos. You can get it by using that link or grab it at your local grocer.

Pumpkin risotto with the text over the image "The easiest pumpkin risotto I've ever made!"

Follow the recipe below and add the ingredients when they’re called for and you’ll find yourself a risotto expert in no-time!

Cast iron pan on counter with finished pumpkin risotto recipe, pot holder, cheese grater and fresh sage.

The pumpkin puree gives you a delightfully earthy flavor that mixes well with the chicken and gives you a real hearty meal.

And let’s face it, anytime you get to use your Cast Iron Skillet is a good time in the kitchen! So break out the good old cast iron and make an amazing dinner pumpkin risotto for your family this weekend.

It’s easy, it’s delicious, and anyone can make it!

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Pumpkin risotto recipe made on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet

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A pan full or risotto with pumpkin and chicken

Pumpkin Risotto

Scrappy Geek
Easy pumpkin risotto with chicken and fresh sage. The flavors of fall, perfect for a weeknight or Thanksgiving meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • oven
  • Stovetop
  • Cast iron or oven safe skillet


  • 1/2 small Onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Cup Arborio rice
  • 1 Cup Water divided
  • 2 Cups Whole milk
  • 1/2 15oz Pumpkin puree can
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh sage chopped and divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg optional
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Cups Chopped rotisserie chicken pre-cooked


  • Pre-heat oven broiler. Cook onion in a hot cast iron skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in the rice. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer for 3 minutes or until water is absorbed. Add milk and simmer, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. Stir in another 1/2 cup water, pumpkin puree, sage, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes or until rice is tender and creamy. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese and chicken, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Place skillet under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with sage before serving.



Use pot holders to move the cast iron skillet. Serve with garlic bread or your choice of side.

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