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Barley Casserole

This casserole is always on our table during the holidays. I've never made it and not had someone want the recipe. It's just THAT good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barley Casserole


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or 1 stick or 8 tablespoons
  • 1 cup quick cooking barley
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 2 oz. pkg dehydrated onion soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 3 oz. can drained mushroom slices (reserve liquid)
  • 1 5 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and sliced


  • Heat butter in saucepan, add barley and onion and saute till golden color. Add almonds, dry onion soup and chicken broth. Saute mushrooms a few minutes in a little butter and add to barley along with water chestnuts and liquid drained from canned mushrooms.
  • Stir well, turn into a greased casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour adding more liquid if needed.


Freezes well and may be made ahead of time.