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

Yay or Nay?
This hearty cheesy pesto farro side dish recipe is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.
COOK: 40 mins
TOTAL: 40 mins
Servings: 4



  • 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.


Serving Size: 1/2 cup


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 39.2gProtein: 11.6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 333mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 0.6g
DID YOU TRY THIS RECIPE? Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!

Disclosure: I am honored to be in a long term partnership with Bobs Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.

18 thoughts on “Cheesy Pesto Farro”

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

  2. 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.

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