easy bacon and egg risotto

Bacon and Egg Risotto

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


This easy recipe for bacon and egg risotto takes your favorite breakfast ingredients and turns them into a creamy comfort food supper!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 5 cups chicken broth (I like the Pacific and Imagine boxed variety)
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add bacon. Cook until bacon is crisp, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Add rice to the pan and stir for a minute or two. Add wine and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Now start adding the broth ½ cup at a time, letting the rice absorb each half cup of broth before you add the next one. Stir from time to time. This should take about 25-30 minutes.
  4. While the risotto is cooking, poach the eggs by bringing a large deep skillet of water to a simmer. Crack each egg into a small bowl, then gently slip each one into the water. Cover the skillet, move the pan to a cool burner and let the eggs sit in the water for exactly four minutes. Then scoop them out with a slotted spoon and put them on a plate.
  5. Back to the risotto: when the rice is cooked, stir in the butter, bacon, chopped parsley and cheese. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Divide the risotto among 6 bowls and top with a poached egg, and garnish with a little more cheese and parsley. Break the egg so the yolk spreads into the risotto.
  7. Serve at once. Be very happy!


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