Farro with Cream Cheese and Spinach

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This delicious farro recipe is a great side dish with almost any protein. It’s creamy and healthy, and delicious, too!


  • 1 and 1/2 cups farro
  • 4 cups water, stock or a mixture of both
  • Salt
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. cream cheese or 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • Pepper


  1. Measure the farro into a fine mesh sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain. You can then cook the farro according to any of the methods outlined here. I’m giving instructions for the stovetop method.
  2. Transfer farro to a medium sized pot that has a lid. Add the water or stock and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, until it is softened but still chewy. If there is liquid remaining in the pot, drain it off or save it to add to a soup, stew, or sauce.
  4. While the farro is still hot, stir in the spinach, cream cheese, and a pinch of salt and of pepper. Taste. Add more salt and pepper to taste.