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Baked Margherita Risotto – a HelloFresh recipe cooked in the Thermomix

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So yesterday I cooked our first HelloFresh recipe in Momo the Thermomix – everyone loved the mild sausage chilli and we’ll definitely do it again.

Time for round 2 with this baked Margherita Risotto – I love a good Thermomix Risotto so couldn’t wait to try one with a twist!

If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, they’re a food box company. You pick the number of meals and number of people that suit your family and they deliver ALL the ingredients you need to cook delicious food, really quickly!

If you’ve not subscribed to HelloFresh, then the list of ingredients you need is below.

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Baked Margherita Risotto – a HelloFresh recipe cooked in the Thermomix

Serves 4 – Gluten free

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 bunch basil
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 70g butter
  • 350g arborio rice (risotto rice)
  • 20g butter
  • 2 vegetable stock pots
  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes
  • 2 balls mozzarella

Let’s go…

  1. Pick the basil leaves from their stalks, set the leaves aside and chop the stalks in your Thermomix – 5 seconds / speed 5.
  2. Set aside. Rinse and dry your Thermomix bowl.
  3. Place peeled shallots and garlic cloves into mixing bowl and chop 5 seconds / speed 5.
  4. Add 20g of butter and saute 3 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  5. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 200C.
  6. Add the rice and saute 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed without measuring cup.
  7. Add 800ml water, stock pots and a pinch of salt. Scrape bottom of mixing bowl with spatula to losen the rice. Cook 16 min / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup onto mixing bowl lid (or it will splash everywhere! You’ve been warned!)
  8. About 10 minutes in, add the cherry tomatoes.
  9. When the risotto is cooked, transfer it into an oven proof dish. Stir in the remaining 50g of butter and the basil leaves. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Lay the slices on top, then grill for about 4 / 5 minutes.

To serve:

Serve with a simple cucumber salad.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

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Made with a hint of large family madness, a pinch of dinner parties and a scoop of easy and quick recipes, this blog is a well-round concoction (!!) of tried and tested food we love.

The gang is made off a mum, a dad, 4 girls (aged 17, 15, 6 & 6) and 1 dog. That’s a lot of people to please when it comes to dinner time.

The 2 main characters in the story are: Maud (the human mum) & Momo (the Thermomix), we were both born in France, both have a passion for cooking, simple, tasty food – cooking & baking makes us happy!

Coming soon:
How to get this week's dinners ready in under an hour.
Cook once, eat 5 family dinners.

That's 5 dinners, 50 minutes preparation max, that will then require less than 5 minutes of your time and 20 minutes unsupervised cooking max from start to table, every night.

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>>> Healthy, prepared from scratch dinners

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