Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash

As much of a current Type-A/former teacher’s pet as I am, I love to bend the rules, in my own Type-A way at least. Don’t by deceived by the demure look of this Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash. It’s more rebellious than you think!

Healthy Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Brown Rice. NO STIRRING required. So creamy and comforting. You’ll never make risotto the traditional way again! Recipe at | @wellplated

Rules I break on the regular: the speed limit (I set my cruise to 4 mph over. Wild, I know!), samples at the grocery store (the sign usually says “Take One” buuuuuuut), and happy hour (“I can still squeeze my order in at 6:01 p.m., right?).

And the biggest one of all: don’t try a new recipe for the first time the night you are hosting a dinner party.

Unless that recipe is this Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese. In which case, rules were made to be broken.

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