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Turkey Sausage Barley Soup

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"Turkey sausage with spinach and barley is the perfect soup."
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1 h 45 m servings 175
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey sausage and garlic, breaking sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon; cook and stir until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken stock over the sausage mixture. Stir spinach into broth; bring to a simmer and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir barley into the soup and continue to cook until the barley is tender, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 8.8 12 13.6 43 1587 Full nutrition

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First off, I LOVED the flavor of this soup and how easy it was to make. I used Jennie-O Italian sausage (3 links = 3/4lb). I used fresh spinach instead of frozen, about 2/3 of a bag, and that's ...

I really like this soup. I just thought it needed more meat (I used 1.25lbs) and less salt. I recommend tasting it before you add any salt and then adding a 1/4 of a tsp at a time (if any.) I on...

I exchanged kale for spinach and it was amazing. My husband said it was the best soup I have ever made.