Sausage Barley Soup

Sausage Barley Soup

Soups, Stews and Chili Soup Vegetable Soup Barley Soup

This is a nice soup recipe with a lot of texture and flavor. It is a welcome change for those weeks when there doesn't seem to be a lot of variety... and all 3 of my kids even loved it. This can also be cooked in a pan on the stove until the barley and carrot are tender, but I prefer the slow cooker method. The flavors seem to blend better.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 382
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 4h 15m


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup uncooked pearl barley


  • 1   In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until the sausage is evenly brown. Season with Italian seasoning. Remove from heat, and drain.
  • 2   In a slow cooker, mix the sausage mixture, chicken broth, carrot, spinach, and barley.
  • 3   Cover, and cook 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 22.9g 35%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 2722mg 109%
Potassium 618mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 23.2g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Protein 20.7g 41%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 11374IU  
Vitamin C 7mg  
Calcium 130mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 81mg  
Folate 121mcg