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Slow-Cooker Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

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Slow-Cooker Bacon and Mushroom Risotto
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4
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If you’re like us and love risotto, but don’t like having to endlessly stir it while it cooks, then this genius hands-off, creamy, cheesy, mushroom and bacon-packed slow-cooker version is for you.
Updated Apr 28, 2017

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook 10 to 13 minutes, stirring frequently, until bacon is crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Add mushrooms to drippings in skillet. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Add shallots to skillet and cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until shallots are softened and mushrooms are browned. Add rice and salt and cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice becomes opaque. Add wine; cook and stir until most of the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 4
    Add broth to slow cooker; stir. Cover and cook on High heat setting 30 minutes. Stir; cook 40 to 60 minutes longer or until rice is just tender but not mushy, and liquid is absorbed.
  • 5
    Heat whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir cream and Parmesan cheese into rice mixture. Serve immediately.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This dish serves 4 as a main course or 6 as a side dish.
  • tip 2
    We tested this recipe with sliced white button mushrooms, but cremini mushrooms, which have a stronger flavor, would work as well.

Nutrition

520 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 67g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
67g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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