Tomato Risotto with Stracciatella

May 10 2024 – That's Amore Cheese

Tomato Risotto with Stracciatella

Tomato Risotto with Stracciatella

Ingredients for roasted tomatoes

500g cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes sliced in half

1 onion, peeled and quartered

4 cloves garlic, peeled

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to season


Ingredients for risotto

1 ½ cups arborio rice

4 liters of chicken stock

1 shallot, finely diced

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 cup white wine

30g unsalted butter


1 x 300g That’s Amore Stracciatella Cheese

20g unsalted butter

1 cup That's Amore grated Parmesan Cheese

Fresh Basil leaves for garnish




Make the roasted tomato sauce. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).


Cut open the tomatoes, arrange them cut side up on a roasting pan. Peel and divide the onion in a half, then add them into the roasting pan along with the tomatoes. Dress with salt, pepper, and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


Slow roast the tomatoes for one hour, then blend the tomatoes in a food processor until creamy. Reserve and set aside.


For the risotto


Pour the stock into a large pot and bring it to a simmer.


Pour olive oil in a medium saucepan, add the butter over medium heat. Sauté the shallots over low heat until it becomes translucent and soft for 1-2 minutes.


Add arborio rice and toast for a few minutes until the grains turn transparent. Pour in white wine, stirring with a wooden spoon until all the alcohol has evaporated.


Adding one ladle at a time, pour stock in the risotto and stir consistently until all the stock has been used and the risotto becomes thick and creamier. In the last 5 minutes of cooking add the tomato puree to the risotto and stir well until combined. 


Add parmesan cheese and season according to taste and allow to sit for 5 minutes for the flavours to infuse.


Serve in bowls topped with cold stracciatella cheese and extra virgin olive oil.

Tagged: delicious, food, Pasta, Rice, Side