Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

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"I love mushroom barley soup and I was originally making one that took about 3 hours to cook. This one is so simple and easy and takes a third of the time. If you like mushroom barley soup, you will really like this. It's perfect for a cold winter night."


1 h 5 m servings 198 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir until onions are tender and transparent. Stir in mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and add barley. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until barley is tender, about 50 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
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  1. 160 Ratings


Very nice! Here is idea you might also try. Put the barley on a sheet pan and toast lightly in oven at 350 degrees for about 5 mins or longer depending on your oven. It really brings the barley ...

The flavor of this soup was really good. However, in the future I will follow the instructions on the barley bag and pre-soak it. After simmering the soup for 1 hour, I found the barley wasn't...

Just great! SO very easy - it actually lives up to its name! We like ours a bit thicker than this has come out at the end of cooking, but I plan on cooking a little longer w/the lid off (we li...

This was so easy to make and it turned out pretty well.I made a few additions that I think really helped boost the flavor: I added extra garlic, and onions, and some red wine as I was cooking th...

this soup was excellent. I like mine extra thick so I used 1 cup of barley. even better the next day. will definitely make again.

Delicious! Took another reviewer's advice and used a full cup of barley. You can always add some water when you reheat the soup if it's too thick. This would be good with some chicken added to i...

I followed the directions exactly and loved the soup! This is a great basic recipe to experiment with - next time I will double or triple the carrots and celery to get more of a vegetable soup. ...

A very good soup. I didn't have barley so I used orzo and it was a nice touch.

Great recipe as is. I added a little extra garlic. So simple and delicious.No need for salt due to the chicken broth.