Gluten Free Ham & Mascarpone Crock Pot Risotto

Monday, February 10, 2014

This #easy dinner is perfect for a busy weeknight. Made with #ham and creamy #mascarpone and cooked effortlessly in the crock pot for a flavorful dish!
Cheesy ham & mascarpone crock pot risotto. I love how effortless and easy this recipe is!
Yield 4 servings

Ham & Mascarpone Crock Pot Risotto

This is one of those dinners that is comforting and quick. In the middle of a nightmare week, it's exactly that type of thing that I crave: flavorful and filling comfort food. I love making risotto in the crock pot, you get the great creamy texture without the labor of love of standing with a ladle, slowly stirring in stock.

Don't get me wrong--I love making risotto that way, too, but sometimes, the to-do list is too long to justify standing in one position for 20 minutes just for a plate of rice. That's where crock pot risotto comes in. While the risotto cooks to perfection, you can get on with your stuff and still feed your family a wholesome meal. You'll practically be Superwoman for pulling this one off.

For this dish, I used a hunk of smoked ham or gammon that was just occupying space in my freezer with no real purpose. The risotto rice is your standard arborio but it's from a gourmet producer who added black olives and sun dried tomatoes to the packet. Of course, you could use normal arborio rice and it will turn out just as nice. To make this risotto creamier, I've stirred in a good helping of mascarpone and topped with shredded cheese, too. Like I said, this is proper comfort food.

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I'm happy to announce that I'm one of the co-hosts for Food of the World, a monthly party and cooking challenge where we create dishes inspired by a different country each month. This month the focus is Italy, so I chose this indulgent risotto. If you have any great Italian recipes on your blog, I'd like to invite you to share them with us at the linky below! All are welcome!

Use the crock pot to make this easy and delicious risotto.


For the risotto
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 pints pork or vegetable stock
3 oz white wine
200g mascarpone
300g ham or gammon
300g arborio rice
shredded cheese


Ham & Mascarpone Crock Pot Risotto
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring until the onion is soft, about three to five minutes.
  2. Add the rice and allow to toast for about a minute.
  3. Pour in the wine and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about another three to five minutes.
  4. Transfer the contents of the pan into the crock pot.
  5. Stir in the stock and chunks of ham.
  6. Cover and cook on high until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes.
  7. Stir in the mascarpone, salt and pepper and a bit more butter, if needed.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley and shredded cheese and serve.

Ham & Mascarpone Crock Pot Risotto. #easydinners #crockpotmeals #risotto


  1. I love the new look! Thanks for linking on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  2. nice to be co-hosting with you. That Risotto looks amazing. I definitely want to try this crock pot version. I've pinned it for sure!!!

    1. Same to you, Mireille! :) I love risotto in the crock pot! Thanks for the pin :)

  3. I heard you could make risotto in a crockpot but I never tried it. Looks really good.

    1. It is such a time saver! :) You'll have to give it a go, Diane!

  4. This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing this, I'm always looking for more crock pot recipes, and we also have some ham in the freezer so I'm sure this will be made for next week's dinners :D Pinning now!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

    1. Glad to have shared something useful, Hannah! :) I hope you make it & really enjoy it! Let me know how you get on!

  5. Hi Anyonita,
    Your Ham Mascarpone Crockpot Risotto looks amazing, this recipe will be in my Crockpot very soon! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh My Gosh !!! Risotto looks sooo good . I am hungry already . Thank you for the recipe and happy to co-host the party with you :)

  7. that looks delicious. I am certainly going to try it.

  8. Risotto in the crock pot? Brilliant! This looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper.

  9. G'day! Looks warm, welcoming on a yummy winter's day!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Foodie Friends Friday Snack Party!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Hope you'll consider adding our badge too! :)

  10. Pinned! Thanks for sharing on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  11. Killer recipe! Featuring you this week, Anyonita! Thanks for sharing with the Clever Chicks!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  12. I've never made a risotto in the slow cooker but I will be now! Thanks for the idea, I can't wait to try it.


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