Have a vegan guest coming to dinner? Use additional olive oil or coconut oil in place of the butter.

Callie Nash


Credit: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro

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30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
6 servings


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  • Rinse farro under cold running water. Combine farro and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until farro is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in cherries after 27 minutes of cooking time. Drain cooked farro mixture.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook, stirring often, until tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Add sage; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in farro mixture, beans, hazelnuts, ¾ teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper.

  • Cut each squash in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds. Place squash cut-side up on a large rimmed baking sheet. (Trim bottoms, if necessary, so squash will sit flat.) Brush insides of squash with 2 tablespoons of the butter; sprinkle with remaining ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Spoon farro mixture evenly into squash halves, pressing lightly and mounding in the center. Drizzle farro with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Return to oven and bake until filling is lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; fat 20g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 20mg; fiber 15g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 78g; sodium 529mg; iron 5mg; calcium 165mg.