Barley-Herb Casserole Recipe

With lots of fabulous protein and grains, this casserole dish is filling and flavorful.

Barley-Herb Casserole Recipe

How To Make Barley-Herb Casserole

An amazing one-pot meal loaded with nutrients, comforting barley, and lots of other vegetables and spices.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 40 mins


  • oz pearl barley
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, preferably flat leaf, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 oz chickpeas, canned, drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup squash, or pumpkin, diced
  • oz red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered, per serving
  • ¼ tbsp parsley, chopped, per serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, squash, and rosemary. Saute for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are slightly caramelized.

  3. Add the barley and continue sauteing until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

  4. Remove from heat, then stir in the tomato, chickpeas, and parsley.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, stir to combine, then transfer the barley mixture to a baking dish. Add the broth.

  6. Cover with foil, then bake for 1 hour.

  7. Remove the foil and continue baking for 15 more minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the mixture is heated through.

  8. Portion accordingly, garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley. Have your guests help themselves with either marinara sauce or pesto for another depth of flavor. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 7g
  • :
  • Calcium: 90mg
  • Calories: 256kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 475mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 666mg
  • Vitamin A: 5676IU
  • Vitamin C: 20mg
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  • Comment author avatar
    CJB As much as I appreciate the time the cook/chef took developing this recipe, my wife and I found it terrible. I covered it with hot sauce and Everglade seasoning just to finish it as not to waste the cost of ingredients. Please, try it for yourself, but we did not care for it at all. Reply
    • avatar_0 Team Hi, CJB! We appreciate your feedback. We always strive to help make easy and delicious meals, and we’re sorry to have missed your mark! If you are a non-vegetarian, you can replace the oil with butter, vegetable broth to chicken broth, and top it with more cheese for a richer taste. Thank you! Reply