Zinc House Farm Squash Risotto with Sage

This creamy risotto features Zinc House Farm squash and aromatic sage, creating a dish that harmonizes with the Clark Ferrea Cabernet Sauvignon’s rich and complex palate.

Recipe Information

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Total Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 Medium Zinc House Farm squash (diced)
  • 4 cup Chicken or vegetable broth (warmed)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Zinc House Farm olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh sage (chopped)
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat Zinc House Farm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Sauté the onion until translucent.

  3. Add the diced squash and cook until softened.

  4. Stir in the Arborio rice and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  5. Gradually add the warm broth, one cup at a time, stirring constantly until the liquid is absorbed.

  6. Once the rice is tender and creamy, stir in chopped sage and grated Parmesan.

  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  8. Serve the risotto warm, ideally with a glass of Lodi Clark Ferrea Cabernet Sauvignon to fully appreciate the nuanced flavors.

Suggested wine pairing

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi