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Nutty Barley Bake Recipe

Nutty Barley Bake Recipe

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything but soup. They have since dubbed me "the barley lady", and now I wouldn't dare bring anything this dish. Even if I double the recipe, I come home with an empty pan. -Renate Crump, Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • Additional parsley, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, barley and nuts in butter until barley is lightly browned. Stir in the parsley, green onions, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Stir in broth. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Nutty Barley Bake

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 252455
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"Excellent and easy to prepare!"

jpruittcdp User ID: 1902826 21468
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Very good recipe plus it's something different!"

dani.f User ID: 5884831 81833
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Made it several times. Makes a great and different side dish for a change."

Schmiedt User ID: 3889802 35198
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011


cook461 User ID: 1921584 25714
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"It was great! I added chopped carrots since the chopper was out for the onion. It was delicious!"

kay.s.rice User ID: 5008224 30277
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I started making this many years ago when it was first published. My husband wouldn't have Thanksgiving without it!"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 21467
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I did not use the butter; but put all the ingredients into the microwave. I cooked it on a lower setting and it was delicious. I liked lowering the fat content and it was nice and moist without the butter."

Mooster User ID: 3101162 21466
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"This is excellent! I served it for a group dinner party and everyone loved it!"

saw-whet User ID: 2849135 50438
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"Good recipe. I have successfully prepared this on the stovetop, adding a bit more liquid than the recipe calls for."

kaly_ab User ID: 1070646 36372
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2008

"Absolutely wonderful!  I will be making this recipe many times in the future!

Wonderful flavor!

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 35194
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"This recipe is so good that I've served it with everything from roast beef to roast chicken to ham. It started as a holiday instead-of-stuffing dish for my family, but now I make it any time of the year."

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