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Chili Garlic Acorn Squash with Risotto

Risotto is one of my go-to dinners. It's so easy, very pantry friendly, and can take on different lives based on what you pair it with and what flavors you choose to explore. We had an acorn squash just waiting to be roasted into gorgeous tender slices, and when paired with a creamy bowl of risotto -- voila!-- a meal is born.

The risotto is so rich and heavy so I chose to balance that out by flavoring the squash with sharp spices like chili and garlic. You could also choose to mix up the textures by adding a crispy element such as croutons or veggie bacon bits (we didn't have any on hand this time, but I'm sure that would've made it even more delicious).

You could serve this squash with lots of other hearty grains, such as farro, barley, or rice. And especially with the punchy and aromatic spices, it's such an easy way to liven up an everyday meal. Enjoy!

1 acorn squash
olive oil
chili powder
garlic powder

1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 cup sliced mushr…

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