Barley Recipes

Use recipes with barley to mix up your whole grain routine. You can spice things up with with Indian barley recipes for dinner—or start your day with breakfast barley recipes that have mild nutty flavor.

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Cabbage Barley Soup

8 reviews

My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come up with the best cabbage dish. My vegetarian soup was the clear winner. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Beef Barley Skillet

2 reviews

This versatile dish goes together fast since it's made with quick-cooking barley. You can make it with ground turkey or...


Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

4 reviews

I love to use my garden produce in this veggie-packed soup. Serve it with bread or oatmeal dinner rolls and...


Beef Barley Lentil Soup

32 reviews

I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad....


Barley Beef Stew

15 reviews

On cool days, which we get plenty of here, I like to get out my slow cooker and make up...

Mushroom Bean Barley Soup

Here's a hearty soup that is delicious and chock-full of vegetables. I like to eat it with a chunk of...


Barley Corn Salad

7 reviews

A terrific alternative to pasta salad, this colorful side dish adds refreshing herb flavor to corn, barley, and red and...

Beef Barley Soup with Roasted Vegetables

9 reviews

The beauty of this soup is that you can roast the vegetables separately in the oven while it's simmering away....


Mushroom Barley Soup

20 reviews

A few years ago, a friend at work shared the recipe for this wonderful soup. With beef, barley and vegetables,...


Mushroom Barley Casserole

7 reviews

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. My family enjoys it with meat dishes as a substitute...


Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

3 reviews

Winter weather calls for steaming bowls of this hearty soup. Chuck roast leftovers add extra homemade flavor. —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster,...

Golden Beet Curry Risotto with Crispy Beet Greens

I was delighted to find golden beets at the farmers market and knew they'd be perfect in a risotto recipe...


Barley Vegetable Soup

4 reviews

Our taste testers loved this delicious vegetarian soup brimming with veggies and barley. Though it doesn’t taste like it, the...


Beef Barley Stew

10 reviews

I like barley, so I knew I had to try this beef and barley stew recipe when I ran across...


Stone Soup

1 review

After reading the Stone Soup story, our Test Kitchen enjoyed concocting this version of the folktale classic. It’s chock-full of...


Baked Barley Pudding

1 review

My husband isn't a rice fan, so I often replace it with barley. This dessert recipe has the same sweet...

Herbed Beef Barley Soup

Thyme comes through in this colorful soup that's chock-full of tender beef. You can use any combination of vegetables you...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


Mushroom Barley Soup for Two

10 reviews

This is part of my favorite meal, quick and easy to prepare and the perfect amount for two. The mushrooms,...


Apple-Cranberry Grains

1 review

These delicious slow-cooker grains are perfect. I set my slow cooker to start automatically overnight and a hearty breakfast is...


Veggie Barley Salad

"When I took this salad to a family potluck, it was such a hit! I often fix it with basil-flavored...


Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

9 reviews

The barley helps to make this soup filling and robust. I like to eat it with a piece of crusty...


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Chicken Barley Soup

21 reviews

No question—this is my favorite barley soup! It's so filling that I serve it as a hearty main dish, and...


Nutty Barley Bake

13 reviews

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything...


Beef Barley Soup with Veggies

15 reviews

"Once a year, I invite my relatives—about 25 people in all—for soup day to honor my late husband's birthday. I...

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Bacon, Beef and Barley Soup

4 reviews

With a medley of barley, beef and vegetables, this thick, stew-like soup is brimming with flavor and texture. Every spoonful...


Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

1 review

Here's a stick-to-your-ribs type of slow-cooker beef and barley soup. I've also used a chuck roast, rump roast and London...


Wild Rice and Barley Soup Mix

2 reviews

Let loved ones warm up on frosty nights with this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs soup. Layered in pretty bow-tied jars, the mix...


Orange Barley Chicken

1 review

My mother used to prepare orange chicken with rice back in the ‘60s, and it was so good. My version...


Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

36 reviews

This hearty beef barley soup is a favorite menu item in our house throughout the year. Everyone savors the flavor....