Comfort food dinner for the win with this One Pan Italian Sausage and Farro. Sausage are browned and then combined with roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and farro. The whole thing is covered and cooked in stock until creamy and bubbly. It’s then finished with parmesan cheese, pine nuts and parsley for one delicious meal, perfect for a cold day.
Hey friends! How are ya? How was your weekend? I’ve started my holiday baking for the blog! Can you freakin’ believe it? And when I think of all the stuff I have to do before the big day, I get a little anxious. It’s all coming upon us a little too fast, don’t ya think? How do you go about your holiday preparations? Are you one of those people who starts in January for that upcoming December or are you a last minute kinda person?
Let’s take a hot minute and talk about this recipe –
Have you ever made something and as soon as you tried it you screamed with excitement because you were so pleased with the result? No? Only me? I’m food crazy like that. Anywho….this is one wicked recipe. When I made it, I was so happy and literally danced around the kitchen (I was home alone too, may I add). I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
What is Farro?
Farro is a type of ancient grain in the wheat family that is high in fibre, protein and b vitamins. It’s very easy to cook and can be used as a main component of a dish (as in this recipe) or added to soups and stews for extra oomph. I’ve enjoyed it in both warm and cold dishes. You really can’t go wrong.
Like most of the recipes you’ll find here, this One Pan Italian Sausage and Farro is simple. There’s a little bit of prep work and then it’s covered and you don’t think about it until it’s done.
I was debating on whether to leave the sausage whole or remove from their casings. I opted to remove from their casings and roughly form into little balls. This way the sausage would be throughout the farro (plus, easier to eat because no cutting).
The sausage was cooked in a cast iron pan until they got a little colour and then some onion and garlic join the party. The rest? Add remaining ingredients and cook on the stove top for about 35-40 minutes. Stir in some parmesan cheese and then garnish. Totally easy!
To me, this recipe has risotto-ish vibes. It’s creamy, comforting and just what you want to shove in your pie hole on a cold fall day.
One of my favourite things, aside from how delicious it is, is that (as the name suggests), it is all made in one pan. Who doesn’t love one pot dishes? Minimal clean-up makes me a happy girl….and anyone who knows me, knows that when I’m in the kitchen more times than not, it’s like a bomb went off. I swear I use every spoon in the cabinet.
This One Pan Italian Sausage and Farro is finished this one some parsley, more parmesan (why not, right?) and pine nuts. Speaking of pine nuts, did you know that they are the seeds of pines? Ha! Well, guess we should have assumed from the name 😀 #FunFactOfTheDay
Hope you scream with excitement when you try this one 😉
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon.
P.S. If you missed my last recipe, you can check it out here.
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