Slow Cooker Pumpkin Farrotto


Farro is an ancient grain with a toothsome texture and nutty flavor. Similar to Arborio rice used in traditional risotto, farro absorbs cooking liquids and swells up without breaking or becoming mushy.

bowl Pumpkin Farrotto with peas and sage leaves garnish
Photo: Jacob Fox
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
7 1/2 cups


  • 4 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cup uncooked farro

  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 2 cup frozen peas

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. In a 10-inch skillet melt 3 Tbsp. of the butter over medium. Add onion. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add wine and farro; cook 1 minute or until wine evaporates almost completely. Transfer mixture to a 3 1/2- or 4-qt, slow cooker.

  2. Stir in broth and pumpkin. Cover and cook on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours, stirring once after 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and gently stir in next five ingredients (through pepper) and remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Serve topped with walnuts and additional Parmesan cheese.

For easy cleanup

Line your slow cooker with a Reynolds Kitchens slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. When farrotto is finished cooking, spoon the food out of the slow cooker and discard the liner. Do not lift or transport the liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
17g Fat
55g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 839mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 14.9mg 75%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 464mg 10%
Folate, total 53.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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