The Healthy Mix Dinners Cheesy Chorizo Risotto

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Skinnymixer’s Cheesy Chorizo Risotto features in the Fast section of  The Healthy Mix Dinners cookbook.

We hope this book helps takes a little bit of stress out of dinner time and help answer the question “What’s for dinner?” 🥰

When I first tried this risotto, I knew it was without a doubt the best risotto I had ever eaten – and lots of the development team agreed.

This Cheesy Chorizo Risotto is very simple (and fast to cook!), but relies on quality ingredients for best flavour – choose a good quality chorizo.

In the Skinnymixer’s HQ test kitchen we have been using Wurstel Chorizo or for a gluten-free option the Provedore Free Range Chorizo (both pictured below) from Coles. You can use any good quality cured chorizo though or see our swaps in the variations if you can’t eat chorizo.Wurstel Chorizo


In the highly unlikely event that you have any leftovers, pop it in the fridge overnight and then make the most delicious Arancini the next day.

Here is our Arancini Guide to help make these tasty risotto balls! 

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The Healthy Mix Dinners Cheesy Chorizo Risotto

THMD: Cheesy Chorizo Risotto

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main
Keyword: Fast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 337kcal


  • Arborio rice
  • 1 cured quality chorizo
  • vintage cheddar
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • brown onion
  • garlic
  • tomato paste
  • dry white wine - or verjuice
  • baby spinach


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Serving: 245g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.6g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Sodium: 766mg | Sugar: 2.9g

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my, definitely makes a huge difference what chorizo is used 😲

    First time I made the Cheesy Chorizo Risotto, I had Primo in the freezer so that’s what I used. I didn’t mind it, it was even quite good, but thought the chorizo could have been tastier, less fatty. I am iffy on fatty sausage meat so thought it was just me, but Glen thought it was kinda okay, but meh. He’s fussy with anything cheesy 🧀 but was willing to give it another shot with a better chorizo.

    Then, I discovered that the team 🤼 suggested Würstel chorizo. Well, I bought it and had it sitting in my fridge to try. The stars aligned 🤩 that I also had the exact amount of baby spinach leaves needed 🍃

    This time, I air-fried an extra stick of chorizo and sprinkled it on top. Not sure what was going on with my scales by then, but may have added extra cheese 🧀 🤭 Added baby spinach 🍃 last minute so that they slightly softened but didn’t cook.

    If you want very mild, stick to Primo or even ham or bacon. 🍖🥓 but if you want flavour with more but not too much heat, the Würstel made a huge difference.

    This time both Glen and I were 😍😍

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