Creamy bacon, pea and mint risotto Recipe

(74 ratings)
Sending your rating







This creamy risotto dish is a great option for a quick and easy mid-week meal – and you can sneak some veg in there without the kids noticing!


  • 75g cheese spread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 rashers bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 250g Arborio rice
  • 1 litre reduced-salt or homemade vegetable stock, hot
  • 200g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • Seasoning


  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes before adding the onion and sautéing for 4-5 minutes, until slightly translucent.

  • Stir in the rice and then add a ladle of stock and continue to stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.

  • Repeat with all but 2 ladles of the remaining stock until the rice is al dente.

  • Stir in the peas, chopped mint and cheese spread and continue to stir. If the risotto appears too thick, add more of the remaining stock.

  • Season according to taste.

More Recipe Ideas

Top Tip

Serve with seasonal veg for an extra health boost