Risotto with Trentino Sausage and Garden Zucchini (courgettes)

Risotto with Trentino Sausage (“salsiza”) 

Are you ready to steal the secrets of our chef Adriano? Today he prepares this famous dish for us!

You are hungry??? Let’s start with the basics of Trento province cuisine.

 Do you know the Trentino “salsiza”(sausage)? No?!?!  It’s typical, sold raw, and made with pork, veal, and the addition of bacon.

 Ingredients for 4 portions:

350 grams of carnaroli rice

2 large zuchinni

2 Trentino sausages

1 onion

Extra virgin olive oil

1lt Mixed meat broth

1 glass of red wine


Trentingrana cheese

Salt and pepper



 Cut the onion and zucchini while heating the broth, which must always be hot but not boiling

Toast the rice in a non-stick pan for 5 minutes over medium heat, without anything other than rice in the pan, then take the rice out of the pan and set it aside.

Rovereto Hostel - Risotto with Trentino Sausage

Cut the sausage, and heat a little oil in the pan in which you toasted the rice (the pan must be low and wide because we will cook the rice in it), fry the onion, add the zucchini together with the sausage and let it cook for 10 minutes.

Rovereto Hostel - Risotto with Trentino Sausage

Add the rice and blend with the glass of wine, then add half the broth, mix and add a little salt. When the rice begins to dry, add the other half of the broth. The total cooking time will be about 15-16 minutes, then turn off the flame, add grated cheese, parsley, pepper and olive oil.

Rovereto Hostel - Risotto with Trentino Sausage

Mix well and cover the pan for 5 minutes.

 Serve the risotto and enjoy it.


For doubts, frustrations, hesitations, desire to be together, or curiosity … our chef Adriano is always at your disposal! He’s friendly and helpful  … so call us or write to us !!!

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Bon appetit!

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Manager di Ostello Città di Rovereto e da sempre appassionato delle Cose Belle di Rovereto e del Trentino Alto Adige. Amo escursioni in famiglia e, più impegnative, con amici in alta montagna. Scrivimi e avrai consigli, suggerimenti e proposte interessanti!

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