My kitchen sure smells real good today. This soup is absolutely fantastic. Delicious blend of flavors. All I can say is Wow Kittencal. I love your recipes. I followed the recipe except I had about 1/2 cup frozen corn and added that, and I added a bit extra broth. The meatballs are wonderful. I made 40 meatballs with the amount of meat mixture and added them all to the soup. This is a scrumptious soup, thanks so much Kittencal. I hope you never stop posting recipes you are wonderful.
WOW!! I consider myself really good at making soup and I think this is the best soup I have ever made. My DH agrees, such depth of flavor. I sauteed the onions slowly while I peeled the carrots and celery and then added them with the onion and sauteed them. I always do this longer than recipes call for. I thought 2 hours seemed excessive to cook everything but decided who am I to argue with Kitten so I did it and wow am I glad I did it is truly amazing. I did add the green beans in the last 20 min and spinach at the very end. I doubled the recipe and used half tomato sauce and half crushed tomatoes like the recipe suggests. I wasn't sure what to use for the tomato sauce so I used Presidents Choice organic basil and tomato, it is fairly bland. Not sure most people would need to double this recipe it makes a lot but I am glad I did. Oh also used extra broth and it was still not a thin soup. Thanks so much for this recipe. LOVE IT!!!
Omitted the zucchinis and though 5star even without, it needs the liquid. Cant wait to try with zucchini! THX!
I've made this soup once or twice to good reviews but the meatballs are what I love most. I've used them in numerous recipes and they are especially great in spaghetti sauce!
Excellent Soup! I have made this recipe 2 times now, it has gotten rave reviews from family & friends both times. With this last batch of soup, my intention was to freeze some for another meal...we didn't have any left to freeze! Thanks for the great recipes Kittencal!
I've been told that anything by Kittencal is amazing. This soup certainly fits the bill. It was a little more time consuming to prepare than I prefer, but definitely worth it. This is a great recipe for making on my day off. I omitted the zucchini (small town grocery store...didn't look too good.) I only added the pasta to half the soup so I can save the rest. Definitely a keeper.
Great soup! I took this to a family dinner and everyone loved it. I did make a couple substitutions - I used fire-roasted crushed tomatoes (what I had on hand), and I used ground turkey breast for the meatballs. I also used cannelini beans because thats what I had. This is a really versatile, hearty soup, great for these cold damp days. Will make often, thanks for the recipe.
This was fantastic! I doubled the recipe for leftovers for freezer food (hope it freezes well). Had my sister-in-law and her husband over for dinner and they enthused as well (my DH doesn't feel soup is suitable for dinner, even on a zero-degree night). I just about quadrupled the veggies by adding a head of cauliflower and 12 brussell sprouts (split in half), some extra carrots, extra zucchini and extra green beans. I used fresh oregano since I didn't have dried. I don't think it matters, really, what you put in. I also used wholemeal pasta sprials as the base, which added a nutty flavour. The kids LOVED this! Kittencal, you've done it again! Thank you!