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Tomato Sausage Risotto

Tomato Sausage Risotto - Ready in 45 minutes & bursting with flavor. Your whole family will love this classic cheesy, creamy Italian dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or white wine
  • 1 cup flat leaf spinach chopped; about 5 cups not chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • In a small saucepan, combine tomatoes (with their juice) and 3 cups water. Bring to a simmer; keep warm over low heat.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up sausage until sausage is cooked and onion has softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add rice; cook, stirring until well coated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine or broth; cook, stirring until absorbed about 1 minute.
  • Add about 2 cups of the hot tomato mixture to rice; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. Continue adding tomato mixture, 1 cup at a time, waiting for it to be absorbed before adding the next, stirring occasionally, until rice is creamy and just tender, about 25 minutes total. (You may not have to use all the liquid.)
  • Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, parmesan, and butter; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately (risotto will thicken as it cools), and sprinkle with additional parmesan, if desired.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2.7mg