Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup


I love mushroom barley soup and I was originally making one that took about 3 hours to cook. This one is so simple and takes a third of the time. If you like mushroom barley soup, you will really like this. It's perfect for a cold winter night.

close up view of Mushroom Barley Soup in a pink bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup diced carrots

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup barley

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and continue to cook for about 3 minutes.

  2. Pour in chicken broth, add barley, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until barley is tender, about 50 minutes.

  3. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 468mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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