bacon and mushroom risotto

It’s winter and it’s cold outside. You want hot, tasty food to fill your belly, but what you don’t want is tighter pants once spring time comes around.

This bacon, leek, mushroom risotto recipe is truly the ultimate comfort food. Hot, creamy and full of flavour you’ll enjoy warming up with this easy dinner without having to worry about consuming excess energy.

Risotto is also great to make for lunches, just divide into containers and keep in the fridge for a delicious, easy meal on a busy day.

bacon and mushroom risotto
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Bacon, Leek and Mushroom Risotto

The ultimate comfort food without the excess calories!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family, Italian
Keyword: bacon, leek, mushrooms, risotto
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 400kcal


  • 1 tsp stock, chicken
  • 1 tbsp oil, olive
  • 1 leek pale end, thinly sliced
  • 4 bacon, lean rind removed and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 500 g mushroom, common sliced
  • 300 g rice, arborio uncooked
  • 200 g spinach, baby
  • 50 g parsley, flat leaf, fresh finely chopped


  • Bring 6 cups of water to the boil on high heat. Add chicken stock powder and reduce heat to low.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Cook leek and bacon, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until leek softens.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until mushrooms start to release their juices.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring, until juices have been absorbed. Reduce heat to low and add stock mixture, one ladle at a time, allowing liquid to absorb between additions, stirring, for about 20 minutes, until rice is creamy and cooked but still firm to bite.
  • Remove from heat and stir through the baby spinach and parsley until they start to wilt. Serve and enjoy!


Whole foods: 60%
1 serve of this recipe offers: 
  • 2 serves carbohydrate 
  • ¼  serve protein 
  • 2 ¼ serve vegetables 
  • ½ serve fat 


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 957mg | Fiber: 5g