Farro with tomatoes, basil and Parmesan
5 from 1 vote

Farro with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan {Slow Cooker}

Simple and delicious farro with cherry tomatoes, basil and cheese, reminds me of a chewy risotto. It would make both a good side dish and main dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 251
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups whole-grain or pearled faro, rinsed and picked over
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
  • Place the onion in a microwave save bowl and microwave until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Place the onion, tomatoes, water, farro and salt in the slow cooker and stir well to combine.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours, or until the farro is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot garnished with more basil and Parmesan if desired.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 3/4 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *6
Nutrition Facts
Farro with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan {Slow Cooker}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.8g10%
Carbohydrates 37.8g13%
Fiber 5.8g23%
Protein 10.5g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crock pot farro