Parmesan Potato Risotto

Parmesan Potato Risotto is the ultimate comfort food. Warm, cheesy, and buttery potatoes slowly simmered in chicken broth to seep in the flavors. It will be a family favorite in no time!
Course Side or Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potato risotto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 261 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely diced
  • 4-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and diced into 1/8 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Scallions thinly sliced
  • Fresh Basil optional
  • Shaved Parmesan garnish


  1. In large saute pan, melt 4 Tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add the potatoes and thyme and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper and ladle in 1/2 cup of chicken stock.
  3. Simmer the potatoes until the chicken stock has been absorbed, stirring often. Repeat the process using 1/2 cup a stock at a time until the potatoes are just cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter and parmesan cheese to hot potatoes.
  5. Cook over low heat until the cheese and butter is melted. Taste and season accordingly.
  6. Ladle the parmesan potato risotto into bowls and top with scallions, parmesan cheese, and optional fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Potato Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1163mg 48%
Potassium 593mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 19.7%
Iron 22.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.