Mushroom farro recipe for a holiday side dish or every day meals

Creamy Mushroom Farro

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This Slow Cooker Creamy Mushroom Farro recipe is one of our new favorites! A make ahead holiday side dish that goes with turkey, beef or ham!



  • 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth, divided
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1 cup whole farro
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Splash of heavy cream, optional


  1. Spray the insert of a 4-6 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. add porcini mushrooms to a small bowl along with 1 tablespoon of the oil, shallot, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and sherry. Microwave for 3 minutes and then add to the slow cooker.
  3. Microwave 2 cups of the broth for 5 minutes and then pour into the slow cooker. Add the mushrooms and farro and stir.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat for 2 hours or on low heat for 4 hours.
  5. Warm the remaining 1/2 cup of broth in the microwave and add it to the crock pot along with the parmesan cheese and stir. Add about 1/4 cup of heavy cream, if using. Taste for seasonings and adjust with more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe serves about 6 but can easily be double for a holiday meal!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American