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Mushroom Farro Casserole

This lightened-up casserole is still creamy, rich and out-of-this-world good! With savory cremini mushrooms and nutty-flavored farro, this delicious and satisfying casserole will quickly become a family favorite.

  • Mushroom Farro Casserole
  • Ingredients
    • Cooking spray
    • 1 cup farro
    • 1 ¾ cups unsalted chicken stock
    • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 shallots, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • 8 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms
    • 1 ½ cups Daisy® Low Fat Cottage Cheese
    • 1 large egg
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

    1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 ½-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. 1. In a 1 ½-quart saucepan, cook the farro in the chicken broth, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until the farro is tender but chewy and the liquid is absorbed. 1. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic, thyme and salt. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the mushrooms. Cook for another 5-6 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned, stirring frequently. 1. In a small bowl, whisk the cottage cheese, egg and ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese together. Stir the cottage cheese mixture and cooked farro into the mushrooms. 1. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and the chopped parsley. Bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.


    For vegetarian: substitute vegetable stock for chicken stock.


    Calories 180, Total Fat 6g (Saturated 2.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 290mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 4g), Protein 11g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 15%, Iron 4% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

    Serves: 8 servings

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