Regular Premium Pork Sausage

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Sausage Risotto with Spinach and Tomatoes

Classic risotto gets a delicious, meaty twist, with Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, spinach, tomato and grated Parmesan cheese.


  • 1 package Regular Premium Pork Sausage

  • 2 cups chopped leeks (white portions only)

  • 1 cup chopped fennel bulb

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice

  • ½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth

  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Bring broth to a boil in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to LOW to keep broth hot.

  2. Cook sausage, leeks and fennel in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in rice; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Stir in wine; cook until wine is almost completely absorbed. Add ½ cup of the warm broth; cook until broth is absorbed, stirring constantly. Repeat with remaining broth, adding ½ cup at a time. (This will take about 20 minutes.)

  4. Stir in spinach, tomatoes, basil, and pepper; cook just until spinach is wilted, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese.