Made this tonight and it was really good! I omitted the bay leaf - personal preference, and at the end I mashed the potatoes to make it a bit creamier. This is a great tasting low fat soup. For those of you on Weight Watchers - it works out to 3 points per serving. Next time I will try adding some chopped celery as well. Really great recipe and thank-you for posting.
The husband, kids, and myself absolutely loved this soup! It's very hard to find a soup that the husband will eat, but he gobbled this one up. The only thing he suggested to be changed is to add in some corn and I admit that sounds pretty good to me too. It fed 5 of us and there's still leftovers. Will definitely make this again.
Sarah - thanks for the great soup recipe! This couldn't be any easier! I served this hearty soup with some crusty french bread and a large salad. It was a perfect meal on a cold rainy night - satisfying and simple! Thanks again!
We really liked to taste of all the herbs. It took a lot longer than 45 minutes for barley to get soft though and it was a little bit thicker than we would have liked. Next time I will do less barley to make it a little lighter.
Great comforting and filling soup for such a cold day we had. I added more liquid, thanks for a tasty soup.
This was good. It thickens up a lot due to the barley if you don't eat it right away or put it away. You have to add some water to it. My version I used vegetable broth and it didn't look as nice, sort of grey but still tasty. Needs more spice too, but not sure what.
I made the soup for supper tonight and it was delicious! I added a pound of browned ground beef and left out the marjoram because I didn't have any. We had fresh Italian bread and butter with it and homemade pudding for dessert. Enough left for 1-2 more meals. Will definitely make it again. Thanks!
It smells wonderful and came together fairly quickly (as a mom of three, 4 and under, always a plus for me!). I added celery and Italian turkey sausage and will probably need to mash it up a bit before serving.
Lovely soup,will put it on my soup rotation.I had a bit of chicken and peas in the fridge I threw in.I added a bit of tobasco.
So simple to make and delicious to eat! I didn't need to add any salt because the chicken broth was salty enough, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and the result was super!