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Pumpkin Farro Risotto with Roasted Winter Vegetables

This Pumpkin Farro Risotto with Roasted Winter Vegetables is a great vegetarian holiday entree option or the perfect dinner for a chilly winter evening.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 8
Calories 238 kcal


For the Roasted Vegetables:

  • 2 cups chopped winter vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, beets, etc)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt / Pepper

For the Farro:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil + more for finishing
  • 1 Tbsp chopped sage leaves + more for garnish
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups pearled farro
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp hard cheese (make sure it's vegetarian)
  • Salt / Pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tsp hazelnut oil
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme


For the Roasted Vegetables:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Toss the vegetables in 1 Tbsp olive oil, smoked paprika, and a little of salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and lay in an even layer.

  3. Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the vegetables are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the Farro:

  1. Heat the olive oil and sage over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onions and cook until translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add farro and let toast, stirring often, for 1 minute.

  3. Add wine and cook until absorbed, stirring often, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add water, 1 cup at a time, and cook, stirring often, until most of the water is absorbed before adding more. Continue with the rest of the water until the farro is soft and creamy, about 30 minutes.

  5. Add pumpkin puree and cook for another 3 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and mix in the hazelnut oil and thyme. Top with roasted vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Serve right away with more sage and a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Farro Risotto with Roasted Winter Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4850IU97%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.