Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup Finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup Finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup Finely diced celery
  • 2 cloves Garlic - minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces Sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2/3 cup Quick-cooking barley
  • 6 cups Chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Dry sherry - optional
  • 2 tbsp Chopped flat leaf parsley - optional


  • Heat oil in a large soup pot.
  • Cook onion, carrots, and celery for a few minutes until they just start to soften.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms and cook another minute stirring often.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add dried herbs, barley, and stock.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender.
  • Stir in sherry if desired.
  • Serve in bowls with parsley on top.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3781IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Hi Judy. My only concern with doing it in the crockpot is overcooking the barley. I think it would work fine as long as it’s not left in there all day. Maybe just a few hours. If you try it, please let me know. Thanks! -Amy

  2. Do you think this could be made in the crockpot?

  3. Hi Janie,
    Yes I think brown rice would be great in this soup. If it gets too think just add some more stock. Thanks! -Amy

  4. I have everything but the barley, can I substitute brown rice instead? Can’t make it to the store till Tuesday and want to use the fresh mushrooms I have now.

  5. Amy Hanten says:

    Thanks for sharing Jenine! I’m so glad you liked it! Amy

  6. Thank you! I made it yesterday and it was delicious!

  7. Amy Hanten says:

    Hi Jenine. I would say this serves 4 to 6. Hope that helps! Thanks! -Amy

  8. How many servings does this make?