Farro with Cream Cheese and Spinach Recipe

  • 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. Enjoy! -Christine xo


Units Scale
  • 1 and 1/2 cups farro
  • 4 cups water or stock
  • Salt
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • Pepper


  1. Measure the farro into a fine mesh sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain. 
  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 but do not discard it.
  4. While the farro is still hot, stir in the spinach and cream cheese. If you’d like a thinner sauce, stir in a little of the reserved cooking liquid 1 teaspoon at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste.