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Baked Courgette & Goat's Cheese Risotto

Baked Courgette & Goat's Cheese Risotto

with Walnut Pesto and Rocket

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Pesto is a great way to add plenty of flavour and healthy fats to a dish. In this recipe, you'll be making your own pesto with walnuts, basil, rocket, hard Italian cheese and olive oil. You'll see how quick and easy pesto is to make, so if you are looking for more tasty pesto inspiration have a look at the HelloFresh blog!


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Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

½ unit(s)


175 grams

Risotto Rice

1 sachet

Cider Vinegar


20 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


20 grams



40 grams


40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

75 grams

Goat's Cheese


Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Olive Oil

450 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2898 kJ
Energy (kcal)693 kcal
Fat30.0 g
of which saturates11.0 g
Carbohydrate81 g
of which sugars8.0 g
Protein23 g
Salt2.8 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Cutting board
Oven dish
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Fill and boil your kettle. Halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Trim the courgette then halve lengthways. Slice widthways into 1cm thick pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Zest and halve the lemon (see ingredients for amount).


Heat a drizzle of oil in a large ovenproof pan on medium heat (if you don't have one, use a normal saucepan and transfer to an ovenproof dish later. Add the onion and fry until soft, 4-5 mins. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min, then stir in the risotto rice. Cook until the edges of the rice are translucent, 1-2 mins. Add the cider vinegar, allow it to evaporate, then add the boiled water (see ingredients for amount) and veg stock paste. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.


Bring back up to the boil, then pop a lid on the pan (or cover with foil) and bake on the middle shelf of your oven until the rice is cooked and the water has been absorbed, 20-25 mins. Meanwhile, roughly chop the walnuts and finely chop a quarter of the rocket. Pop into a bowl with the hard Italian style cheese and olive oil (see ingredients for amount) then season with pepper. Mix together then set aside.


Put a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil). When hot, add the courgette and cook until charred, 6-8 mins. Turn only occasionally - this will result in the courgette picking up some nice colour. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper then transfer to a bowl.


Once your risotto is ready, remove from your oven. Preheat your grill to high. Stir the lemon zest, courgette and walnut pesto into your risotto (add a splash of water if needed). Season to taste if needed. Crumble the goat's cheese over the top of the risotto and grill until browned, 4-5 mins.


Meanwhile, pour a drizzle of olive oil into a medium bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix together, then add the remaining rocket and toss to coat. Once cooked, serve the risotto in bowls with a handful of rocket on top. Enjoy!