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Turkey Barley Soup

I originally created this turkey barley soup as a way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. I think you'll agree it's too good to serve only once a year! It makes a hearty meal with homemade bread. —Jodi Jeude, Carbondale, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 70 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 9 cups turkey broth
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrots, mushrooms, celery and onion in oil for 20 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until barley is tender. Discard bay leaves before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 174 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 1094mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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