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27 Comforting Barley Soup Recipes

If you’re in search of a hearty and cozy meal, look no farther than these barley soup recipes.

Cabbage Barley Soup

9 reviews

My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...

Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

2 reviews

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

Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

13 reviews

I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in....

Ground Beef and Barley Soup

20 reviews

I came across this recipe years ago at a recipe exchange through a church group. The contributor didn't sign her...

Southwest Barley Salad

With black beans, corn, peppers and onions, this tasty barley dish is a filling accompaniment to any entree. Plus, the...

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....

Mushroom Veggie Barley Soup

This is one of our foods to eat while watching football games. It really warms us up.—Patricia Maly, Mokena, Illinois

Comforting Beef Barley Soup

17 reviews

When the weather outside is nippy, we want a bowl of soup that’s chock-full of beef, barley and veggies. It's...

Colorful Barley Salad

Chili powder and cumin give this distinctive barley salad a subtle Tex-Mex flavor. It's a super make-ahead side dish. Folks...

Ground Beef Barley Soup

6 reviews

I first tasted this soup when a friend served it to our family one day after church. It's now a...

Savory Lentil Barley Soup

1 review

"I get frequent requests from my family for this thick, full-flavored soup in the winter," reports Myrtle Brandt of Morris,...

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...

Teriyaki Barley Salad

Bring a taste of the Orient to your own dinner table with this recipe. It's a salad that tastes like...

Vegetable Barley Salad

1 review

"I adapted this great-tasting wholesome salad from another recipe," notes Marge Chapko from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "I serve it to...

Barley Chicken Chili

4 reviews

I was looking for a new recipe for chicken when I discovered a dish I thought my husband might like....

Lighter Mushroom Barley Soup

"This soup is a variation on one I found years ago in a health cookbook," says Laura Christensen from Bountiful,...

Lentil Barley Stew

You can have your comfort food and nutrition, too, when you stir up Sandy Starks' scrumptious stew. "We love this...

Curried Chicken Barley Salad

3 reviews

A trip through the potluck line at a 4-H supper introduced me to this luscious cold summer salad. The ingredients...

Three-Bean Barley Salad

Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California

Tomato Barley Salad

I like to serve this fuss-free salad alongside barbecued chicken for a hot summer evening dinner on the deck.—Sandi Lange,...

Barley Ham Salad

A pleasant alternative to pasta salad, this colorful side dish gives barley, cubed ham and a medley of vegetables. "Every...

Southwestern Chicken Barley Soup

6 reviews

Kell Ferell of Alamo, North Dakota drives 80 miles round-trip every day for her job, so she needs quick, healthy...

Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup

2 reviews

My mom picked up this barley soup recipe in her fitness class and passed it to me. It’s loaded with...

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White Bean ‘N’ Barley Soup

2 reviews

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe, and it's delicious," says Stephanie Land of Sudbury, Ontario.

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....

Bacon, Beef and Barley Soup

3 reviews

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

Mushroom Barley Soup Mix

1 review

Steaming bowls of homemade soup are less than an hour away when you have this lovely layered soup mix on...

Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

Jazz up any table setting with this tasty combination of colorful veggies, beans and nuts.
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Beans and Barley Chili

Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...