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Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Beet Greens

Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Beet Greens makes for a delicious side dish that tastes like it came from a fancy steakhouse.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Low Salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 468kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 Stove Top
  • 1 Large 5 Gallon Pot


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Beet greens from 3 beets, rinsed well and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup Arborio rice
  • 1-½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon Crushed Rosemary
  • teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  • In a large pot, on medium-high heat add olive oil, diced onion, and garlic. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes. Then add beet greens, mix well, and sauté for 5 minutes until wilted. Remove from the skillet and place in a bowl (set to the side).
  • Add butter to the same pot and let it melt. Then add the arborio rice to the pot. Let it toast for 1 minute, mixing well. Add ¼ cup of the chicken broth, mix well until all the broth has evaporated, then add another ¼ cup. Repeat until all the broth is used, evaporated, and rice is almost cooked.
  • Add the crushed rosemary, black pepper, and heavy cream. Mix well until cream is almost evaporated then mix in grated Parmesan. Plate the risotto and nestle the beet greens on top. Drizzle a half tablespoon of balsamic vinegar over the greens. Enjoy.


  • Beet Greens - If you can not find beet greens you can use spinach instead.
  • Side Dish - This recipe is meant to be a side dish for two people. Double to make this as a side dish for 4.
*Nutritional calculations are estimated and may vary depending on serving size and ingredients.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 726IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg