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Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage with Barley Soup
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4.8 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage with Barley Soup

The filling ingredients in this soup make for the perfect cold weather meal. Sausage, kale, barley and broth come together for a delicious meal you'll love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1 pound turkey sausage
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup carrot peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 15 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups kale roughly chopped


  • In a skillet on medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks. Once cooked through, drain off any excess liquid and place in a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except tomato paste and kale, to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until the barley is tender. Stir in the tomato paste and kale. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or just until the kale has wilted. Serve hot.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1389mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7008IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2