Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts is a deliciously savory dish with plenty of healthy whole grains and tons of texture and taste.
Baked Farro Casserole is a dish that could (and should) become a family staple on your Thanksgiving table, and beyond.
Not only is it delicious and nutritious, but it also features all those lovely fall colors which are a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
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This recipe was originally shared in 2015. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
The ingredient list:
- cubed butternut squash
- fresh Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
- white wine
- beef broth
- Parmesan cheese
- smoked paprika
- salt & pepper
How to make Baked Farro Casserole:
- Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.
- In the bacon fat left in the pan, add the butter and saute the butternut squash, onion, and Brussels sprouts for approximately 5 - 7 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper, garlic, nutmeg, and smoked paprika.
- Return the bacon back to the pan and stir well.
- Stir the farro into the pan and add the white wine and beef broth. Stir well.
- Carefully pour the farro mixture into a 6-quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with baking spray. Cover the dish.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top.
- Return the casserole to the oven (uncovered) for an additional 10 minutes for the cheese to melt.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Additional delicious side dishes:
- Farro and Onion Casserole
- Pea and Farro Salad with Mint and Feta
- Autumn Harvest Chopped Fruit and Vegetable Salad
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts & Apples
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Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
- ¼ pound bacon, cooked and drained
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 3 cups butternut squash, cubed
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1½ cups farro
- 1 cup white wine, dry
- 2 cups beef broth, or stock
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook the bacon in a large pot until brown and cooked. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
- Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in the skillet. Add the onion, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts into the pan along with 1 tablespoon butter.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, garlic, paprika and the bacon.
- Add the farro to the pot, stirring to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
- Add the wine and beef stock and simmer for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
- Transfer the mixture into a 6-quart baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover the baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes.
- Remove the cover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top. Return the casserole back into the oven (uncovered) for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Great flavors. Will certainly make again. Next time, though, I'd toss the brussels and squash in halfway through the oven time. The veggies were way too mushy when exposed to a combined total of 70 minutes of cooking.
I'm glad you enjoyed the flavor even though the texture may have been a little off for your tastes.
I am happy you'll be making it again.
Have a great day!
Meagen Brosius says
This is SO delicious. So many great flavors and it's just perfect for fall. I can't wait to serve this at our next family gathering, everyone will love!
I'm so happy you like this recipe. It's sure to please your entire family! Thanks.
This is the flavor of fall in a bite! I love the combo of butternut squash and bacon.
Me, too. Glad you like this recipe, Taryn! Thanks.
Liz Berg says
YUM! So many of my favorites in this recipe--farro, Brussels sprouts, bacon. What a terrific recipe!
I just love farro, I think it's one of my favorite whole grains. I would never have thought about baking it and this dish sounds lovely.
I love this - it's the perfect balance of healthy and hearty. Farro is awesome!
Nikki @ Nik Snacks says
That's so awesome, that he enjoyed it. Kudos to you and for keeping it healthy!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Farro is hands-down my favorite whole grain. I often cook a batch to keep in the fridge and eat all week long. This dish looks amazing, I mean squash and bacon - yes please! And how great that your fil really enjoyed it, too. 🙂
Martha @ A Family Feast says
We first had farro on our honeymoon in Italy and it was impossible to find at stores in the US...but so glad it is more readily available these days (thank you Whole Foods!) The looks really great and I can totally see why your family would want to make it themselves!
Looks hearty and perfect, especially that you added bacon!!
foody schmoody says
Farro is on my "must try" list. I just keep forgetting about it. This dish has my other faves in it though, butternut, Brussels sprouts and bacon! I'm definitely giving this one a go!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
This looks fantastic Renee! I'm a recent convert to Farro too...I just love the nutty flavor.