Farro Mac & Cheese

Looking for a nutrient-dense twist on traditional mac and cheese? Look no further than this Farro Mac and Cheese recipe! Farro, a nutrient-packed ancient grain, takes center stage in this dish, offering a delightful texture change from the usual wheat noodles. Combined with fresh veggies and creamy cheeses, this dish is sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your nutritional needs.

Ingredients

8 oz uncooked farro

2 heads of broccoli, finely chopped

2 large tomatoes, sliced

1 cup cottage cheese

½ cup low-fat whipped cream cheese

Instructions

Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cook Farro: Cook the farro according to package instructions. If you’re using quick-cooking farro like the 10-minute variety from Trader Joe’s, follow those specific cooking directions.

Prepare Veggies: While the farro is cooking, finely chop the broccoli and slice the tomatoes.

Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked farro, chopped broccoli, cottage cheese, and whipped cream cheese. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Season with salt to taste, if desired.

Assemble and Bake: Transfer the mixture into a large oven-safe casserole dish. Arrange the sliced tomatoes on top of the mixture.

Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the dish is heated through.

Serve and Enjoy: Remove from the oven, serve warm, and enjoy!

Why Farro Mac and Cheese?

Farro is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients such as fiber, protein, and several essential vitamins and minerals. By incorporating farro into this dish instead of traditional wheat noodles, you’re adding a nutty flavor and a satisfying chewy texture. The addition of broccoli provides extra fiber and vibrant color, while tomatoes add a refreshing touch.

Whether you’re looking to diversify your recipes or simply add more whole grains and veggies to your fueling, this Farro Mac and Cheese recipe is a winner. It’s easy to make, hearty, and packed with nutrition. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in more veggies for picky eaters!

Give this recipe a try and let us know how you enjoyed it. Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to tag us on social media with your delicious creations! Enjoy!

Farro Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Jenna Fisher RDCourse: SidesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked farro

  • 2 heads of broccoli – chopped finely

  • 2 large tomatoes

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ½ cup low fat whipped cream cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook farro according to package, I used 10 minute farro from Trader Joes
  • While farro is cooking, chop broccoli and slice tomatoes
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked farro, chopped broccoli, and cheeses
  • Stir until all ingredient are combined
  • Add salt if desired
  • Place in a large oven safe casserole dish
  • Top with sliced tomatoes
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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