Creamy pea & gammon risotto recipe

Creamy pea & gammon risotto - BritMums

Picture: Courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

Get inventive with your leftover Christmas gammon or ham with this hearty risotto. But you don’t have to wait until you have leftovers. It makes for a quick and easy supper anytime, sure to please the entire family.

Creamy pea & gammon risotto

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy, Quick


  • 700 g pack frozen risotto
  • 125 g leftover gammon cut into small dice
  • 125 g frozen petit pois or peas
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped dill
  • 3 tbsp full or half fat crème fraîche optional


Heat 100ml water in a large saucepan. Tip in the frozen risotto and cook gently, stirring frequently for 5 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened.

    Add the gammon, petit pois or peas and dill and cook for a further 5 minutes until the risotto is thick, creamy and piping hot. Add a little more water if the mixture dries out. Stir in the crème fraîche if using and serve in shallow bowls.


      Cook’s tip: Replace the water with leftover dry white wine for a slightly richer flavour and finely grate the ends of any well-flavoured hard cheese for sprinkling on top.
      Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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