Cheesy Pesto Farro

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A quick and healthy side dish recipe, this hearty cheesy pesto farro is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.

Pesto Farro

Do you ever find yourself in a side dish rut? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. This cheesy pesto farro is just what the dinner doctor ordered. 

Warm Cheesy Pesto Farro a hearty side dish recipe

I don’t know about you but in my house, the simplest side dish recipes are always the most popular. In this five-ingredient recipe, Bob’s Red Mill farro is tossed with basil pesto, parmesan cheese, olive oil and garlic.

Cheesy Pesto Farro a healthy whole grain side dish recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make or more delicious. If you’ve never cooked farro before, I urge you to try it. Chewy, hearty, and packed with protein and fiber, it’s one of my favorite ancient grains.

Cheesy Pesto Farro an easy side dish recipe

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Cheesy Pesto Farro

Cheesy Pesto Farro

This hearty cheesy pesto farro side dish recipe is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Prepare farro according to package instructions. Strain any excess liquid and return to the same pan.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese, pesto, olive oil and garlic to the cooked farro. Heat on low until cheese melts and farro is warmed through. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving. 
  • Garnish with toasted pine nuts and parsley if you wish.

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Notes

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 39.2gProtein: 11.6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 333mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 0.6g
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18 responses to “Cheesy Pesto Farro”

  1. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    I don’t think I’d be able to stop eating this! It sounds amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It was so addictive and good!

  2. Heather Brown Avatar
    Heather Brown

    Yummy! I will for sure try this

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  3. Joanne Bruno Avatar
    Joanne Bruno

    I am mega obsessed with farro and love how cheesy and pesto-y this is! So many great flavors.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you sweet lady!!

  4. Alyssa | EverydayMaven Avatar
    Alyssa | EverydayMaven

    I love the texture of Farro – this looks great!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you lady!

  5. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Simply perfect :) Love all the flavors goin’ on in this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!

  6. Alison's Allspice Avatar
    Alison’s Allspice

    This is a totally new take on farro for me! I usually think salad, and this is almost more like a casserole, I love it! Pinning for later!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes totally!! I hope you love it!

  7. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    Cheesy happiness! Pinning.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!

  8. Michelle Palin Avatar
    Michelle Palin

    I love the flavor combos you used here! I think the cheese and pesto will make this something my family will like!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They turned out so good!!

  9. Randy Wood Avatar
    Randy Wood

    Yummy recipe! Actually protein is good for health. On the other hand, your post is really mind-blowing because this recipe is delicious. Thank you so much for sharing its ingredients and instruction.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Farro is packed with protein!! Enjoy!