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Thermomix Bacon & Tomato Risotto

Our Thermomix Bacon & Tomato Risotto is the perfect family dinner... quick, easy and totally delicious! 
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dinner, main meal
Cuisine: Risotto, thermomix dinner
Keyword: thermomix risotto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 serves


  • 60 g parmesan cheese
  • 15 g olive oil
  • 150 g bacon, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves (or 2 tsp minced garlic)
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • pinch of chilli flakes (optional) - see notes
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • sea salt and pepper, to season
  • 1 brown onion
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 25 g butter
  • 350 g arborio rice
  • 1000 g liquid vegetable stock - see notes
  • 100 g white wine
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves


  • Place the parmesan cheese into the Thermomix bowl and grate on Speed 8, 8 seconds. Set aside in a seperate bowl. Wash and dry the Thermomix bowl. 
  • Place the olive oil and bacon into the Thermomix bowl and cook for 3 minutes, Varoma, Speed 1, Reverse (MC off). 
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes, chilli (optional), dried herbs, salt and pepper and cook for 12 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1, Reverse. Pour the sauce into the ThermoServer and set aside. Wash and dry the Thermomix bowl. 
  • Add the onion to the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 5, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the olive oil and butter and cook for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1. 
  • Put the butterfly into place and add the rice and wine. Cook for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1. 
  • Add the vegetable stock and cook for a further 16 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1 (MC off - but place the rice basket over the top of the MC hole to catch any splatters). 
  • Pour into the ThermoServer (with the tomato sauce) and stir through the baby spinach and reserved parmesan cheese. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. 
  • Serve with extra parmesan cheese. 


I tend to leave out the chilli flakes if I'm cooking this meal for our family. If your kids like chilli, feel free to leave it in. 
When adding the stock, do not go past the fill line.