42 Reviews

I really think this soup has potential, but it was a little flat for me. I ended up adding the juice of one lemon, a little freshly grated nutmeg, and some salt. This made a huge difference; even my children liked it (they tend to be healthy eaters, though). I do think that I will also make the meatballs much smaller next time. Overall, a good starting point, just needed a little brightness added to the flavor.

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MomofSixSmiles February 24, 2009

Wonderful! I used a package of fresh spinach, chopped. I aso added some asiago cheese to the meat balls becasue I had some grated. In total I used about 1/2 cup of parmesan/asiago but I think that extra flavor is what made this soup so addictive! I also added six whole cloved of garlic while cooking and then fished them out at the end. Served over rice. YUMMM!

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loverania February 21, 2010

Made the meatballs for a recipe requiring mild seasoning. Turned out to be the perfect answer. Made them with half beef and half pork. Delicious! Thanks, Inkling.

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sugarpea January 26, 2004

This is very similar to my favorite comfort soup called Italian Wedding soup. Throw in some orzo pasta at the end of your recipe and you have it! Absoulutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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Little Bee January 09, 2004

This is a great pantry meal. I use Asiago because we didn't have Parmesan. I also added 1t Italian seasoning because it seemed like it needed more zing for grownups. It was pretty good. I will consider adding eggs like in rag soup. Eggs are a major comfort food in our house! I did not stay awake dreaming of this food, but will include it in my repetoire of quick meals with ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing!

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Tomo TheCat January 18, 2004

I really liked this, as did the man who ate three bowls! I followed the recipe exactly but added some cooked pasta (rings) at the end. Topped it with some more parmesan cheese....yummy!!! I was told to make this one again! Thanks!

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Kim127 October 04, 2003

"Seaweed Soup" was not a hit in our home - way too slimy and strong flavored. The meatballs were nice cooked in the broth, but once the spinach was added it was just not appetizing at all.

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Mom_x3 September 29, 2003

I doubled the recipe. and had to add seasonings, but on the whole it is a great soup.. I cooked it a bit longer then recipe

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Irene Dinovitz September 23, 2003

great low carb meal, and indeed very hearty. i seasoned my meatball mix with some sauteed onions and garlic, italian seasonings and a pinch of curry powder. it was yummy. only problem i had was with there being too little broth. perhaps my "package" of spinach was bigger than average, because the chunks in the soup were disproportionately greater than the soup itself, but i'll definitely make this again with a smaller spinach package and/or a few more cups broth.

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Milla August 29, 2003

This was very good... I would tweak the meatballs to add a little more flavor and perhaps some onion to the broth. Very simple to make, and was a very satisfying meal. I will definately make this again! Will also take the advice of the other reviewers and try the other combinations of broths and add mushrooms.

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skssandy August 28, 2003
Comfort Soup (Spinach & Meatballs)