Bacon & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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This Bacon and Mushroom Risotto Recipe is a delicious, creamy, dreamy dinner that is easier to make than you think! Give it a try tonight!

Bacon Mushroom Risotto

Let’s talk about this delicious bacon and mushroom risotto recipe!

I just got back yesterday from my whirlwind of a trip to Seattle! I asked on Twitter and Facebook where I should go visit and you guys DELIVERED! {Thank you!} Seattle doesn’t mess around with food, that’s for sure! I’ll be sharing all the photos I took and the places I went to for your viewing pleasure over the next few days. Super fun times.

Since I only got back yesterday and felt totally drained, I whipped up this risotto for dinner. Risotto for dinner? Yes. Risotto for dinner. I wanted a home-cooked meal that didn’t require a whole lot of thinking.

Me + no sleep + thinking = a situation that doesn’t end well.

Just ask my husband.  I was one serious hot mess after Brooke was born. {“Why do you keep crying?”  “I don’t know! *sniff* I honestly don’t *sniff* know!”} Anyways…

This was my delicious, creamy, dreamy, bacony ticket to happy tummy town. {Another great place to visit besides Seattle…} As long as you have some sort of mobility in your arm, then you can make risotto. You just stir and stir and stir for 30 minutes and then BAM.


I’m not gonna lie–I sort of felt like Emeril for a second there…..

A sign on the side of Pike Place Market

It looks, tastes and sounds fancy but it one of the easiest things in the world to make. I promise. Take a look at the directions and see for yourself! We will return to our regularly scheduled programming on Wednesday. And speaking of Wednesday, Around the World in 80 Plates will be on {10/9c on BRAVO} where they’ll be traveling to Bologna…a northern Italian city that probably enjoys risotto. Just sayin’. Enjoy your day, friends!

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5 from 3 votes

Bacon & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

This Bacon and Mushroom Risotto Recipe is a delicious, creamy, dreamy dinner that is easier to make than you think! Give it a try tonight!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 dashes thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas


  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon slices in olive oil until crispy. Drain bacon onto paper towels.
  • Melt butter into hot pot and saute onions, mushrooms and garlic until onions start to soften, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in 1 cup of chicken stock, salt, pepper, bay leaf, thyme and stir. Continue stirring until rice has absorbed most of the liquid. Continue adding in stock 1 cup at a time until all 3 cups of stock have been cooked into the rice.
  • Stir in cream, cheese and peas. Cook another 2 minutes. Taste, adjust seasonings, stir in bacon pieces and serve.


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bacon mushroom risotto

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29 Responses
  1. Rebecca

    5 stars
    I usually never comment on recipes but I have tried so many of your recipes and loved them all…this one included! Our family stays far away from the pre-packaged world and your website gives me so many recieps to choose from that are easy, delicious and healthy! No prepackaged junk here! Your bacon and mushroom risotto was very delicious, I will be making it again…Thanks!

  2. Michael

    5 stars
    Unbelievably delicious recipe. I cooked it for my wife for mother’s day and she was wild for it. Then our daughter and her husband had the left overs the next day and they were crazy about it.

    I’ll be making it again soon, whether I want to or not.

  3. Janna

    This dish looks absolutely yummy!! I love risotto but I have never had it with bacon…but it sounds like a perfect choice!! By the way, I think your photography is great!! Glad to have found your blog!!

  4. Stephie @ Eat your Heart Out

    Risotto is one of my favorite things to make for all of the reasons you mentioned: It’s easy, doesn’t really take a lot of ingredients (you can throw anything in there) AND it’s super impressive. It’s also good man-catching food (I would know…it’s how I caught my boyfriend) 😉

  5. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    I love making risotto, this sounds amazing with the bacon. I usually do a sausage and mushroom risotto – but am totally going to try this next time!

  6. Meghan @ After the Ivy League

    Tired and totally drained = whipping up risotto? I would’ve ordered a pizza! This looks delicious.

  7. Anna @ hiddenponies

    I better not tell my husband what you cook when you’re tired…my scrambled eggs won’t be lookin’ too good 🙂 Can’t wait to see all your pictures!

  8. Julie @ Table for Two

    yum! this looks so good. i love how creamy it looks and with the bacon topping, that’s just to die for.

  9. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    The texture and creaminess of risotto drives me batty, I just love it. Mushrooms and bacon in my risotto sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip to Seattle!

  10. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Risotto is one of my favorite dishes ever! If it didn’t take so much effort to stir and pour, I’d eat it everyday! But looks like I’ll have to bring out the big guns to make this 🙂

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  12. From Valerie's Kitchen

    I love making risotto. It is pure comfort isn’t it? I was in Seattle back in April and I was surprised by what a cool town it is. I can’t wait to go back next month. I look forward to hearing more about where you went and most importantly, where you ate!

  13. Magsie

    Oh my, this looks amazing. I’ve never tried risotto, because I just don’t have the patience. 🙂 But this looks too good to pass up.

  14. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Ooooh…I love risotto! This combination sounds amazing!!

    Glad you had a blast at BlogHer Food!!! 🙂