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Sweet Pea and Crispy Bacon Risotto

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Risotto in creamy sauce with sweet peas and smoky, savory bacon.
Course: Side Dish/Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 441


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 cups white long grain rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 can (15 oz.) sweet peas, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese


  • Place the bacon in a large frying pan and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until as crispy as desired, turning once.
  • Remove bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble it; set aside; do not discard bacon drippings.
  • Put the chopped onions in the same frying pan and cook until softened, stirring occasionally; about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and rice; continue to cook until rice is translucent, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in half of the chicken broth; stir and cook until almost all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Pour in the rest of the broth and continue to cook until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Repeat the same process with the water.
  • Once the water has been absorbed, pour in half of the heavy cream and continue to cook, stirring frequently until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Pour in the rest of the cream, stir until two-thirds of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in the peas and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add bacon and shredded cheese.
  • Serve immediately.


Slightly adapted from Kraft
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pea and Crispy Bacon Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: pea risotto, rice recipes, side dishes for chicken