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Baked Farro Casserole with Butternut Squash, Bacon & Brussels Sprouts - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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.