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Bacon Mushroom Risotto

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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bacon mushroom risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 571kcal
Author Lauren


  • 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