Easy Parmesan Risotto Recipe -Ina Garten

Easy Parmesan Risotto Recipe -Ina Garten

I am the first to admit I don’t mind grabbing a glass of wine and stirring a pot of risotto over the stove for dinner. Mixing and matching flavors of the night. 

However, when I saw this “baked” risotto from Barefoot Contessa and realized my life in the kitchen is changed forever.

This Super easy Ina Garten risotto recipe is sure a new go to in your family. You will be pleasantly surprised how wonderful this version of parmesan risotto is with half the time. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely something satisfying about making risotto on top of the stove, InaGarten Spring risotto is one example.


It was a hectic night and at the last minute, I was thinking of a side dish. Fortunately, I had all the ingredients I needed at home. Now I know why the word risotto is in quotes because it tastes similar but few steps!!

This sort of reminds me of the Sheet Pan Dinner Craze. Loving the idea of everything in one dish and thrown in the oven.

Wow, just heat up some chicken stock, boxed of course, and put it all in a Le Creuset or other Dutch Oven--I have a Martha Stewart One that I bought at Macy’s on sale.

Wow 45 minutes later with no work or standing you have a great tasting side dish or meal. I am going to explore using other recipes to adapt the flavors. You can also add extra veggies to this easy risotto recipe like peas or cooked vegetables.

Try it tonight. Barefoot Contessa does not disappoint even on this short cut risotto recipe. 

Easy Ina Garten Risotto Recipe

Easy Parmesan Risotto

Easy Parmesan Risotto

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy Baked Parmesan Risotto. No stirring needed for this oven baked risotto


  • 1.5 cups Arborio rice
  • 5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.
  3. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente.
  4. Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, wine, butter, salt and pepper, and stir vigorously for two to three minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy.
  5. Add the peas and stir until heated through. Serve hot.
  6. Serving Size


Adapted from Barefoot Contessa

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 294 Total Fat 13g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 1467mg Carbohydrates 27g Fiber 1g Sugar 5g Protein 13g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Have you ever made a baked risotto recipe before? What would you add to this easy risotto recipe?


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  1. Looks so good. I know we would like this very much. Thanks for the recipe. Cant wait to make it . The frozen peas are going to be good in it.

  2. Wow! One of those “pain in the butt” receipes you try to avoid has now become a snap! Thanks, sweetie!!!

  3. That looks yummy! And oh so easy. I might have to try it.

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  4. I too am a new follower. I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t seem to see the ingredients for the risotto recipe, it just haws lines through it. Sounds delish!


  5. MMmmmm sounds really good.

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