Crockpot Turkey Barley Soup

This slow cooker version of Turkey Barley Soup is comforting, hearty, healthy and totally delicious. It is a great way to use up leftover turkey or homemade turkey stock!

I have been mourning this soup all week. I can't even tell you how much I love homemade turkey stock and anything made from it. If you've never made your own turkey stock, please go buy a turkey just so you can experience it. I'm serious. I ate this Turkey Barley Soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was gone far too quickly.

On the bright side, I have a TON of amazing recipes planned for the month of December. I will be posting more than ever this month, so stay tuned! Don't wander too far. See you around the corner. I need coffee.

But really, even without the homemade turkey stock, you should give this soup a try. Store bought stock or broth will be great! Enjoy!

Crockpot Turkey Barley Soup

If you have leftover turkey or homemade turkey stock on hand, this recipe was made for you!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Dec 1, 2016

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 30 min prep, plus 6-7 hrs (Low heat) or 4 hrs (High heat)



  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 cup barley, rinsed
  • 12 cups homemade turkey stock (substitution: three 32-oz. containers turkey or chicken broth)
  1. In a large crockpot, combine onion, celery, carrots, parsley, turkey, barley and turkey stock. Mix well. Cover and cook on Low heat for 6-7 hours or High heat for 4 hours.
  2. Serve hot and top with extra parsley, if desired.