Thanksgiving Recipe: Farro Stuffing with Cranberries & Walnuts

This farro stuffing with cranberries and walnuts is a healthy twist on a holiday dinner staple that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor.  Farro is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein and also contains vitamin B3, zinc, magnesium, and iron.


  • 1 cup Farro
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar


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