Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts (easy, gluten-free)

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This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is the perfect fall comfort food. It‘s healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

The best thing about fall is the pumpkin season, because I love pumpkin recipes! Pumpkin is not only super healthy, but also a versatile ingredient and adds a great flavor and creaminess to any meals. Anyways, this Vegan Pumpkin Risotto is one of those dishes that you definitely must try! Trust me, it tastes so good and it’s very easy and quick to make.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

Creamy Risotto with homemade Pumpkin Puree

I made a batch of pumpkin purée over the last days, because I use it so often for my recipes. I like roasted pumpkin best, so I prefer to bake it in the oven instead of cooking. Simply cut a pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Then brush a baking sheet or baking dish with a little oil and place the pumpkin with the interface down on it. Bake at 355°F (180°C) for about 25-50 minutes until the flesh is soft, depending on the size of the pumpkin. If using Hokkaido pumpkin, you don’t have to peel it because the skin softens while baking. But if using a pumpkin with a hard skin, such as butternut squash, you have to peel it before blending.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

Risotto is easy and quick to make

To make risotto, roast onions and garlic first, then add the rice. A minute later, deglaze with white wine and gradually pour in vegetable broth, pumpkin puree and coconut milk, while stirring frequently to prevent burning. As soon as the rice is al dente and the risotto is creamy (after about 15-20 minutes cooking time), it’s ready.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.     This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes. This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

Pumpkin risotto with roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pecan nuts

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite fall vegetables, next to pumpkin and mushrooms. I like them most when they’re crispy roasted, because then they unfold their full flavors. To make it even more flavorful and more autumnal, I love adding roasted pecan nuts as topping. They work perfectly with this dish! Of course, you can also use walnuts or pumpkin seeds or other nuts and seeds as topping, or omit them completely.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

I hope you will LOVE this creamy vegan pumpkin risotto as much as I do! It is:

  • Vegan
  • Plant-based
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Creamy
  • Easy to make
  • And so delicious!

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

A versatile recipe

This pumpkin risotto is the perfect lunch or dinner, if you want something easy and fast that is delicious and fills you up. You can serve this risotto as a main meal or as a side dish to different other snacks, such as falafel or vegan eggplant fritters. In addition, you can add more vegetables, such as mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, etc. But it tastes already very delicious on its own, without additional vegetables. Just be creative and choose the ingredients you like. Maybe you’d like to try my creamy tomato risotto or creamy mushroom risotto as well. Happy cooking! 😊

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels sprouts (vegan, gluten-free, easy)

This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is the perfect fall comfort food. It‘s healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Beilage, Hauptgericht, Lunch & Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Bianca Zapatka

Ingredients

Pumpkin Risotto:

  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice (300 g)
  • 1/4 cup vegan white wine (60 ml) (optional, or sub more vegetable stock)
  • approx. 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth (900 ml)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree * (240 ml) (see recipe notes)
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk * (150 ml) (see recipe notes)
  • salt, pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tbsp Vegan Parmesan / nutritional yeast flakes (optional)

Brussels sprouts:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts halved
  • salt, pepper (to taste)

Topping (optional):

  • pecan nuts or walnuts, pumpkin seeds

Instructions

Pumpkin Risotto:

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet or saucepan. Sauté the onions until translucent for about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and the rice and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Then deglaze with white wine and cook until the wine has evaporated. Reduce the heat to medium and begin adding broth into rice, a ladle at a time until rice absorbs each batch of liquid. Also, add pumpkin puree and coconut milk while cooking. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until the rice is al dente and the risotto is creamy (don't forget to stir frequently to prevent burning).
  • For more creaminess, stir in vegan parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Brussels sprouts*:

  • Blanch the brussels sprouts in boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until just starting to soften. Drain and refresh in cold water to stop them cooking further.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the Brussels sprouts for about 3-5 minutes until crisp and golden-brown from all sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, toast the pecan nuts in a small pan without adding oil.
  • Serve everything together and enjoy! 😊

Notes

  • You can use canned/ tinned pumpkin purée or make your own according this recipe.
  • Instead of coconut milk, you can use any plant-based cream or milk of choice. Or simply add more vegetable stock for a low-fat version.
  • You can also roast the brussels sprouts in the oven as an option. Spread the florets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush with a little oil, toss to coat and bake at 355°F (180°C) for about 20-30 minutes until crisp and lightly browned, stir halfway through.
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This Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts is healthy, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! The recipe is simple and ready in only 30 minutes.

 

18 Comments

  1. Avatar 11. October 2018 / 5:49

    It looks so creamy and yummy! I love brussels sprouts. 🙂
    Much love, Ela 💗

    • Bianca Zapatka 11. October 2018 / 10:38

      So glad, that you like it. 🙂
      Thank you, Ela! 💗

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    Diana
    24. October 2018 / 12:03

    Tried this recipe yesterday and it’s absolutely delicious 😍 so creamy and tasty! I used walnuts instead of pecan nuts and it had just the right amount of nutty flavour and meaty consistency! Thank you for your amazing recipes! Can’t wait to try another 😊🙏🏽

    • Bianca Zapatka 24. October 2018 / 17:55

      Hi Diana,
      So glad that you like my recipes! 😊
      Thank you so much!
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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    Nastia
    24. October 2018 / 12:19

    Ein Traum! Zur herbstlichen Jahreszeit genau das richtige Essen und eine gute Abwechslung zur Kürbissuppe. Durch die Kokosmilch wird das Risotto extra cremig und bringt den Geschmack des Kürbisses noch einmal markant hervor. Das Rezept ist super einfach, easy zum nachkochen und soooo delicious 🧡

    • Bianca Zapatka 24. October 2018 / 18:23

      Hey Nastia,
      Das freut mich sehr dass es dir geschmeckt hat. 😊
      Vielen lieben Dank für dein Feedback!
      Grüße,
      Bianca ❤️

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    Darya
    24. October 2018 / 13:48

    Dear Bianca! I’d like to try this awesome dish. But unfortunately I am not that good in cooking things. So would you be so kind to convert “cups” to “grams”. Thank you in advance.
    Best wishes,
    Darya.

    • Bianca Zapatka 28. October 2018 / 19:14

      Hi Darya,
      I‘ve added the measurements 😊
      Have fun trying the recipe!
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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        Darya
        11. November 2018 / 20:11

        Thank you! Cooked it today and already post on my Instagram. So yummy and so aesthetic dish! I really enjoyed it!

        • Bianca Zapatka 13. November 2018 / 12:40

          Thank you so much, Darya!
          So happy that you like this recipe any my Instagram 😊
          Lots of love,
          Bianca ❤️

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    Jen
    24. October 2018 / 15:58

    Made this for dinner last night. It was so flavourful and creamy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Bianca Zapatka 24. October 2018 / 17:54

      Thank you so much! So glad that you liked it! 😊❤️

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    Lauriane Paterno
    10. November 2018 / 0:30

    I cooked this meal for my friend on monday. We loved it !!! It’s verry creamy and it taste Perfect with pecan nuts. Thanks again. Your blog is a gold mine.

    • Bianca Zapatka 13. November 2018 / 12:45

      Thank you so much, Lauriane!
      So happy that you liked this recipe and that you like my blog 😊
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

  7. Avatar 10. November 2018 / 4:40

    This recipe is off the charts good! Five stars to the moon! I made it twice this week and then we had leftovers two days in a row. So…. 4 nights this was our dinner. That’s how good it is. I couldn’t find arborio rice so I used farro and i probably doubled the amount of farro and scaled back on veggie broth just because the farro doesn’t absorb as much. One night I used red onions and those also worked. The recipe is easy to make and really yummy. The mix of brussel sprouts, pecans and creamy risotto is perfect. I also love anything pumpkin..
    -Kristie from Thegreenconfidential.com

    • Bianca Zapatka 13. November 2018 / 12:37

      Thank you so much, Kristie!
      So happy that you like this recipe! 😊
      I love that it’s so versatile. Will definitely try it with farro too! Sounds so good to me!
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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    Valérie Lauwereys
    30. November 2018 / 10:35

    As a Belgium-girl, I really love Brussels sprouts so since I’ve become a vegan, I eat them a lot more.

    This was my first try out for the risotto (never made a risotto!) and waauw, this was way more easy than I thought.
    Even my boyfriend who has a problem with structures in his food, loved this one.

    Dear Bianca, you are a true source of inspiration for me as a newbie vegan!

    Keep up your amazing work.

    • Bianca Zapatka 1. December 2018 / 17:00

      Hi Valerie,
      So glad that you and your boyfriend like the recipe.
      Thank you for your kind comment 😊
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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