Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts

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. 
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Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is a dish that could (and should) become a family staple on your Thanksgiving table. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, it features all those lovely fall colors which are a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is available near the end of this post. 
Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is a dish that could (and should) become a family staple on your Thanksgiving table. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, it features all those lovely fall colors which are a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is as follows;

  • farro
  • bacon
  • onion
  • cubed butternut squash
  • fresh Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  • butter
  • white wine
  • beef broth
  • nutmeg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • garlic
  • smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper

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Making Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is relatively easy. Let me show you how;

  • 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.

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  • Stir the farro into the pan and add the white wine and beef broth. Stir well.

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  • Carefully pour the farro mixture into a 6-quart casserole dish which has been sprayed with baking spray. Cover the dish.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.

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  • 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!

How to make Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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This recipe post for Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is one I’m updating from 2015. This is what I wrote about this recipe in 2015;
I’ve just recently started cooking with farro, and now I wonder how I got along without it. This chewy, nutty grain is (to me) a lot like plump barley. And farro is an excellent form of whole grains and complex carbohydrates. What that means is that once it’s digested, complex carbohydrates break down slowly in your body releasing energy through time, without causing those nasty blood sugar spikes that can deplete your energy. Plus, a complex carbohydrate will keep your belly feeling fuller longer, which is something I think we’re all striving for.
I’ve been cooking for my 94-year-old father-in-law on occasion because he’s ill and has been bed-ridden for the past six months. I am not alone in doing so. Everyone in the family has been taking turns bringing nutritious dishes that can easily be pureed and heated in the microwave for him.

My father-in-law is a man of simple tastes, and a man whom (I believe), never has, in all his life, eaten Chinese or Mexican cuisine. So when my husband and I were on our way over to deliver this, and other dishes, I voiced my doubts to my husband that this might be a recipe that my father-in-law wouldn’t actually enjoy.

We brought it over anyway explaining to my brother-in-law (my father-in-law’s in-home caretaker) exactly what it was, making sure to stress the fact that if dad didn’t like it, I’d bring him something else very soon.

Weeks passed and I didn’t hear a word. After that amount of time, I assumed I never would. That is until my sister-in-law forwarded on an email to me from my brother-in-law (I guess he had forgotten who they’d had gotten this dish from, and assumed it was her). In the email, he stated that he and my father-in-law had enjoyed this recipe so much that he wanted the recipe so he could make it himself! If you knew my brother-in-law, you’d be as shocked as I was over this! LOL

I did share the recipe with him, and to the best of my knowledge, I don’t believe he’s ever made it. I plan on making it again this Friday and then bringing it to them again the coming weekend….bacon included.

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!!

5 from 2 votes
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Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts is a dish that could (and should) become a family staple on your Thanksgiving table. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, it features all those lovely fall colors which are a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
Course: healthy side dish, Vegetable - Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked farro casserole
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 195 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 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
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cups farro
  • 1 cup white wine, dry
  • 2 cups beef broth, or stock
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the bacon in a large pot until brown and cooked. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
  3. 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.

  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, garlic, paprika and the bacon.
  5. Add the farro to the pot, stirring to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
  6. Add the wine and beef stock and simmer for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

*Note - To make this dish vegetarian, omit the bacon and replace the beef broth with vegetable broth.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 585mg 24%
Potassium 308mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 78.8%
Vitamin C 24.2%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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13 Comments

  1. This looks fantastic Renee! I'm a recent convert to Farro too…I just love the nutty flavor.

  2. 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!

  3. Looks hearty and perfect, especially that you added bacon!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. That's so awesome, that he enjoyed it. Kudos to you and for keeping it healthy!

  7. I love this – it's the perfect balance of healthy and hearty. Farro is awesome!

  8. 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.

  9. YUM! So many of my favorites in this recipe–farro, Brussels sprouts, bacon. What a terrific recipe!

  10. This is the flavor of fall in a bite! I love the combo of butternut squash and bacon.

  11. Meagen Brosius

    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!

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