Roasted cherry tomato, cured ham, and mushroom risotto

Risotto is such an easy dish to make and you really can add anything you like! It just takes a bit of patience and stirring!

The creaminess of this risotto works so well with the salty cured ham, and a pop of sweetness from the mixed tomatoes.


– risotto rice (use packet guidelines for portion size per person)

– two slices of a cured ham of your choice

– any cherry tomatoes

– mixed dry herbs

– 1 stick of celery

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 x 125ml glass of white wine (and more to drink 😊)

– 25g butter

– salt and pepper

– 30g of the cheese of your choice

– stock cube of your choice

– approx. 550ml of water


– Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees

Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and add to a roasting tray with mixed herbs and oil coating them

– Put in the oven for around 25 minutes

– After ten minutes of the tomato’s being in the oven, start the risotto base

– Chop celery into small chunks and garlic into very small pieces

– Get a large pan on a medium heat and add a table spoon of olive oil and the celery and garlic

– Cook for a few minutes until the celery had softened slightly and add the butter and S&P

– When the butter has melted add the risotto rice and stir together

– Add the glass of wine to the pan and turn the heat up slightly, meanwhile add boiling water to the stock cube in a separate jug

– Once the wine has cooked away gradually add a ladle of the stock at a time. Add each ladle after all the moisture from the last is sucked up by the rice

– Repeat this step for around 15 minutes, adding stock gradually and continuously stirring

– Add your chopped mushrooms after around 5minuets

– Once the rice is cooked you can add your chopped slices of ham and cheese

– Turn down onto a low heat and stir everything in together until it’s oozing and creamy!

– Then take your tomatoes out of the oven, they should look juicy and slightly caught and roasted around the edges!

– Serve your risotto into bowls or even a big platter for the table!

– Add the cherry tomatoes on the top for a pop of color and the most amazing sweetness (be careful they will be hot!)

– Pour your favourite glass of wine and enjoy!

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