Farro Pilaf Recipe with Cranberries and Walnuts

Farro Pilaf or "Stuffing" with Cranberries and Walnuts

Enjoy Farro Pilaf with Cranberries and Walnuts as a side dish or as stuffing. It's a healthy twist on a holiday dinner staple that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 248kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 1 cup Farro
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  • Cook farro according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat frying pan over medium high heat, add walnuts and toast for about 5 minutes or until lightly fragrant, stirring constantly.
  • Remove walnuts from pan and chop. Add walnuts to bowl with cooked farro.
  • Add olive oil to pan and swirl to coat.
  • Add onion and celery to pan and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add cooked onion and celery to bowl with farro and walnuts.
  • Stir cranberries, thyme and salt into the farro mixture.
  • Toss farro mixture with apple cider vinegar.
  • Use stuffing in any recipe that calls for stuffing or serve as a warm or cold side.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.5mg