Barley Bake


Easy and good dish for potlucks. The pine nuts make all the difference! The mushrooms are optional. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans vegetable broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onion, barley, and pine nuts. Cook and stir until barley is lightly browned. Mix in green onions, mushrooms, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a 2 quart casserole dish, and stir in the vegetable broth.

  3. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until liquid has been absorbed and barley is tender.

Cook's Note:

You can use a can of chicken or beef broth and a can of water for a different flavor, instead of vegetable broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
14g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 258mg 5%

* 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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