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    Creamy Butternut Squash Farro With Roasted Garlic

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    50 mins

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    beffymaroo's Note:

    This is a yummy side featuring whole grains and squash! It has a risotto-like quality, and would also be good with parmesan added. I used Trader Joe's 10-minute farro because that is the easiest to find and most reasonably priced where I live, but you could sub other types of farro, too. Just adjust the simmer time accordingly.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat conventional or toaster oven to 375 f.
    2. 2
      Put 1/2 tbsp of olive oil on a cookie sheet or roasting pan, add butternut squash and turn pieces to coat.
    3. 3
      Roast for 15 minutes and then add whole garlic cloves to the pan. Turn squash pieces before returning to the oven.
    4. 4
      Roast another 10 minutes or until squash is tender and browning on the edges.
    5. 5
      Over medium high heat, add remaining olive oil to a medium saucepan.
    6. 6
      When the oil is hot, add shallot and cook about 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Add broth and farro to pan and turn heat to high.
    8. 8
      Slice the roasted squash and lightly mash.
    9. 9
      Use a mortar and pestle with a pinch of salt, or just the back of a knife, to mash the roasted garlic.
    10. 10
      When broth and farro reaches boiling, add squash and garlic (and sage if using). Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    11. 11
      Take the pan off heat for 5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Add salt and mash the squash and garlic thoroughly into the farro. Return to medium-low heat.
    13. 13
      When the mixture is warmed through, add cream and stir until thickened.
    14. 14
      Remove from heat, add truffle oil if using, stir and serve!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Butternut Squash Farro With Roasted Garlic

    Serving Size: 1 (238 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 193.3
     
    Calories from Fat 136
    70%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 40.7 mg
    13%
    Sodium 716.0 mg
    29%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 4.1 g
    8%

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    cracked farro

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