Barley Casserole with Mushrooms

Serve this barley casserole with beef, chicken, or fish instead of rice or potatoes. It's simple to put together and bakes in the oven along with the beef, chicken, or fish. Saves time and energy when you can bake two or more dishes at the same time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter, or more as needed

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • 3 cups barley

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped mushrooms


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a covered casserole dish with butter.

  2. Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and celery until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add barley and cook until slightly brown, about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour chicken broth and mushrooms into the prepared casserole dish. Spoon in barley mixture and blend well.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until liquid is absorbed and barley is tender, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
8g Fat
54g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 480mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 379mg 8%

* 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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