Barley and Pine Nut Casserole

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Karen From Colorado

This can be a great meatless meal or it will do nicely as a side dish to any meat. I recommend pearl barley (it is the most common varity) as it cooks up better in a crock pot without becoming gummy and sticky.

Top Review by Charlotte J

WOW, was this ever easy to make!! I used Quick Cook barley (cooks in 10 minutes) because I did not have the other. I turned the crock on High for for 4 1/2 hours and added the Quick Cook barley 1 1/2 hours before I was ready to serve. Came out perfect! Thanks Karen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the ingredients except green onions and nuts on a 4-6 qt crockpot or slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or until barley is tender.
  3. Stir in green onions and pine nuts.
  4. *Totoast pine nuts, bake uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown or cook in an ungreased heavey skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins and them stirring constantly until golden brown.

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