Bacon and Parmesan Risotto (Comfort Food at Its Finest)

Bacon and Parmesan Risotto Recipe (Comfort Food at Its Finest)

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Bacon and Parmesan Risotto Recipe (Comfort Food at Its Finest). Looking for a comforting and delicious meal that’s perfect for any occasion? Check out this mouth-watering risotto recipe!

It’s made with crispy, diced bacon, creamy Parmesan cheese, and perfectly cooked rice.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s easy to prepare and can be served as either a side dish or a main course.

With our step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of this savory risotto in no time, even if you’re not an experienced chef.

The key to making this dish is to take your time and let the rice absorb the chicken stock slowly. As you stir the rice, the stock will create a creamy texture that’s perfect for soaking in the rich flavor of the bacon and Parmesan cheese.

So if you’re in the mood for some delicious comfort food, give this Italian risotto recipe a try.

It’s sure to be a winner with your family and friends, and it’s the perfect dish to enjoy on a cozy night in or to serve at your next dinner party.

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Bacon and Parmesan Risotto (Comfort Food at Its Finest)

Nesting Lane Indulge
This delicious bacon and Parmesan risotto recipe is the ultimate Italian comfort food, perfect as an appetizer, or side dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4



  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir diced bacon until browned for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the bacon and set it aside.
  • In a saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat to low to keep it hot.
  • In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Add onion and garlic to the saucepan and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the onion edges begin to turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the rice and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until it is coated in butter and starts to toast.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in one-third of the hot chicken stock. Continue stirring until the rice has absorbed the liquid and turned creamy.
  • Repeat step 7 twice more, stirring constantly. This should take 15 to 20 minutes in all.
  • Once finished, the rice should be tender yet slightly firm. Remove the risotto from heat.
  • Stir in the remaining 2 tbsp of butter, Parmesan cheese, and reserved bacon.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.


Calories: 556.6kcalCarbohydrates: 73.8gProtein: 15.9gFat: 21.5gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 56.2mgSodium: 1444.3mgPotassium: 178.2mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 2gCalcium: 81.2mgIron: 1.2mg
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