This was a good base soup. I followed the recipe except I didn't have canned zucchini, so used peas. I also used fresh shredded carrots and celery as they needed to be used up. I used diced tomatoes with oregano and basil but we thought the soup needed a lot more seasoning. I did add some salt and pepper but it still was missing something. This also reheated nicely for lunches. I also simmered mine a lot longer then the recipe called for. I simmered for about an hour. I too added hamburger so my family would be happy.
This was great, certainly a time saver not having to do all that chopping! I added cooked ground beef and cooked macaroni so that my husband would eat it. Thanks SmrJunior!