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Turkey Barley Soup

Updated on November 19, 2014

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey makes a hearty turkey barley soup, crock-pot style.

I will admit that I am lazy and so a crock-pot recipe for turkey barley soup appeals to me. This is really good and when paired with a loaf of crusty, warm bread, nothing could be better. Now I just need to drag out the bread machine. Imagine, turkey barley soup and warm, fresh bread all made by me. OK, that may be a stretch but I did have to put the ingredients together.


  1. Place all the ingredients in the crock pot.
  2. Cover and set the temperature on low. Set timer for 6 hours. This can also be cooked on the stove and It takes about an hour. Check to see that the carrots and barley are soft.
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  • 6 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1.2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 sliced carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsps dried parsley


Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver, SCVT650-PS
Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver, SCVT650-PS

I love this thing more than any other kitchen appliance I own. It does all the work for me and most of our meals are planned with the crock-pot in mind. Even the toughest of meats quickly become a tasty delight.


Can't have soup without a nice loaf of fresh bread

This is a little tongue-in-cheek because I actually make bread every day with organic ingredients but on a busy day, I have been know to resort to the package mixes for the bread machine.

What do you need for the bread machine?

  1. Bread machine
  2. Package of sourdough bread mix
  3. Water

Bread Machine

West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

I have a West Bend bread machine that is several years old. It still makes perfect bread and is simple to use. This is a newer model than mine but if mine ever breaks, this is what I am going to get.


My older bread machine and the sourdough mix I used to go with the turkey barley soup

I love my bread machine!
I love my bread machine! | Source

Dinner's ready, come and get it! - Fresh warm sourdough bread and turkey barley soup. Help yourself.

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    • affgoal profile image

      affgoal 5 years ago

      looks great - it's making me hungry!

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      lclchors 6 years ago

      gosh that looks good

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      That sounds good, we didn't end up with any leftovers from our Christmas turkey this year, so no soup or curry.

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      looks so yummy!!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      My dear hubby makes a huge pot of turkey barley soup the day after Thanksgiving and again after Christmas. He throws in corn, cabbage, lentils and even small pasta shells. Very filling with the French bread and we eat it in between turkey feast re-run for a week. Lovely soup. Your method sounds pretty foolproof.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Oh YUM! Sounds so good I can hardly wait to make it. I love homemade soup and this one is a sure winner! Blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm!