Soups

Tuscan Barley Soup

This delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup is a whole meal in itself. Full of delicious vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, this soup is very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

Also check out my Stuffed Tuscan Chicken and this Creamy Garlic Tuscan Shrimp recipes!

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup

Tuscan Barley Soup

I love whole meal soups! If you’re like me, I suggest you have a look at my One Pot Lasagna Soup, and this Tomato Vegetable Hamburger Soup. They are both so very delicious.

There’s nothing is more comforting than having a large bowl of a hearty, chunky soup. Then having a second one, because you decided you’re going to eat soup, and only soup for dinner. I do this often with my Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

TUSCAN BARLEY SOUP WITH TURKEY SAUSAGES

Most soups won’t do the trick, but I promise this one won’t leave you hungry.

Filled with satisfying, slow-cooked vegetables and roasted turkey sausages, this whole meal soup is all you’ll need for dinner or lunch.

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

Which barley is best for soup? Pearl barley is what you need to use for the best results.

For the paleo and gluten-free options, simply replace barley with white rice. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis. I gave it my own twist by making it easier to make, with simpler ingredients.

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

Did you like my version of this delicious soup recipe? Please tell me in the comments section below!

And then check out my Easy French Onion Soup. It’s simple, classic and perfect for those cold winter nights.

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.
Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

TUSCAN BARLEY SOUP WITH TURKEY SAUSAGES

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Delicious and healthy Tuscan Barley Soup - full of vegetables and low-fat turkey sausages, it's very easy to make and ready within 60 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups chicken stock (or broth)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch long pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves or chopped kale
  • 1 cup turkey sausages, cooked and sliced
  • 1 cup pearl barley (white rice for the paleo/gluten-free option)
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian spice mix (or dried basil/oregano)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive in a large pot.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive in a large pot.2. Slice turkey sausages and roast the slices on both sides over medium heat, until thoroughly cooked. About 8-10 minutes. You can remove the skin, although this is completely optional. Set aside.
  3. In the same pot, roast barley (or white rice) for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, constantly stirring
  4. Add onion, celery, cabbage, carrots and allow to sweat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until barley (or white rice) is tender.
  7. Serve with fresh chopped parsley on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1078mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 11gSugar: 15gProtein: 27g

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29 Comments

  1. this looks like a fantastic recipe! comfort food! (love soup recipes that include shredded cabbage)!

  2. Your soup recipe not only sounds delicious but from your picture it looks delicious. I love the ingredients you used especially the sausage and I’ll be adding it to my pinterest page.

  3. This sounds like a great hearty soup – very much what I crave when the weather starts (rapidly) cooling down!

  4. This is a complete filling meal, when served with some crusty bread. Thanks for the idea.

  5. This looks and sounds so good. I think I need to try it. Maybe without the green beans tho.

  6. Thank you! It looks exactly like what I’ve been looking for – I have almost all the ingredients and yet never used them in this combination. Hope my kids like it.

  7. This soup sounds so delicious. Definitely want to try it! I love soup season.

  8. Tuscan Barley soup with turkey sausage I must say it one COMFORT home-cooked soup. Nothing like home-made soup and especially for the winter months. I make home-made soup at least 2x a week and can never get enough of it. We even eat it for breakfast..so hot & full of good nutrition

  9. I think my husband would like this – he frequently asks me to make soup with barley. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. I’ll be honest. I don’t cook with barley. I do know I should and I am not sure why I don’t. Even today I got out my frozen turkey stock I made from the Thanksgiving turkey and made homemade soup for everyone to feed on during this lazy Sunday at home. I’m kinda inspired by this recipe. Thanks Tammy.

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