8 Reviews

Totally hit the spot! I was in a hurry, so I cooked it on the stove. I topped my serving with a little shredded cheddar cheese. It was very satisfying, easy and healthy. Thanks for posting!

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Lucky in Bayview October 13, 2014

There are many things that I liked about this chowder. First, it was very easy to prepare; second, it had wonderful consistency; third, I really liked the taste of the parsley that shone through in the dish. When I tasted the chowder, however, it tasted like it was missing something. I added some sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and garlic salt, and still it was not quite what I was looking for, so I am not sure what it was I felt was missing. DH felt the same way after trying it. Giving up, I topped my soup with grated parmesan cheese and really thought it added a nice touch. I ended up simmering about 6.5 hours.

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Dr. Jenny January 07, 2009

Excellent chowder! I love barley so I upped that a bit. Absolutely delicious with some hot buttered cornbread.

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Pot Scrubber July 10, 2008

Sincethis is a proven 5 star recipe, I decided to play with it a little to suit our families taste preferences. I added 1 1b of lean ground beef. Cooked that up first before adding to the top of the ingrediants in the crock pot, with 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder & 1 tsp cajun spice (I use Emeril Lagasse's Essence - Emeril Lagasse's Essence) To the crock pot I added one 4 ounce tin of diced green chili's, 1 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno, 1 Tbsp cajun spice and used smoked paprika instead of sweet. I also upped the beef stock to 2 cups and simmered for 7 hours. This became stew like in consistancy and delicious! Served with cayenne pepper for the hot heads and some nice fresh crusty artisan bread on the side. Made for ZWT4

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Debi July 05, 2008

This is a lovely soup. Thick and rich tasting and so weight watcher friendly! I used 8 oz of mushrooms, which was plenty and tomato sauce instead of chopped tomatoes. I made mine on the stovetop and and simmered it for about an hour. Delicious!

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pattikay in L.A. May 27, 2008

I chose to make this recipe because I'm trying to follow weight watchers core plan. This is a wonderful comfort food soup. It becomes quite thick and substantial.

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Dreamer in Ontario January 27, 2008

This is a keeper and fits nicely into the Weight Watchers CORE program. I made two changes though. I only had a 28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes and since I love dill, I added 1/2 cup of chopped dill along with the parsley. Then when it was done I added 2 large dollops of FF sour cream. It is SO delicious.

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elliesstuff January 22, 2008

The house smelled great when I got home, and the soup was delicious and quite thick and hearty. Reminded me of a beef-barley soup my grandmother used to make (before crockpots-all day on the stove!) Thanks for a great dinner and a definite keeper. Will be a good recipe for the motorhome.

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Outta Here January 16, 2008
Crock Pot Mushroom, Barley & Parsley Chowder