Uncle Bill's Creamy Mushroom Barley Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This soup is one my Uncle Bill used to make, and it's so very tasty. I can eat several servings of this at a time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté mushrooms, onion and green pepper in butter or margarine.
  2. Blend in flour and continue cooking over medium heat until flour is browned.
  3. Gradually add broth and milk.
  4. Stir until thickened.
  5. Add barley, Worcestershire sauce, salt, parsley and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10-12 minutes or until barley is tender, stirring occasionally.


Most Helpful

I thought this was good. It was a little too thick for my taste so I would add extra broth next time. I did pass this along to a vegetarian friend who really liked it using vegetable stock (she still uses dairy).

Kim127 March 24, 2003

This was really good soup. I like soup really thick, which it was, and the green pepper was a nice blend with the mushrooms. I'll make this in the Winter I know.

Mallory Malone May 24, 2003

I found this too thick and it needed more of a "kick". I made it twice and the second time I added more broth to the soup and more spices - it is a decent base recipe but it needs a bit more work.

KellyD April 06, 2003

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