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instead of adding water to the soup i added 4 cups of V-8 juice and gave the soup a tomato base. We really enjoyed this soup this way. Great recipe. It was ez to make. I also added 1/2 c of green pepper and some fresh mushrooms to the ingredients because I had them in the fridge. Tasted great and will definitely make again.

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carolrockman January 13, 2007

I made it pretty much as directed, except I left the bread crumbs out of the meatballs - to make them closer to a "primal or paleo" recipe. I took it to the Tacoma Catholic Worker and everyone loved it - came back for 2nds and thirds. I will definitely be making this again!
My husband overheard a comment that it tasted like something you'd get at Olive Garden!

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thejonesgal May 29, 2012

Not bad but am not sure I care to make it again. I followed the recipe as written and am not too impressed with the taste of the soup. It is better the next day, though.

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Okra March 06, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this stew. It's sort of on the Italian side, so my husband loves it too. It's a nice change from our usual vegetable soup. I will be making this often!!

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chrystal_wineinger February 22, 2011

I really enjoyed this soup. I made the meatballs fairly small- no more than a mouth full sized and baked them in the oven. I used tomato puree instead of canned tomatoes and replaced some of the water with more tomato puree. At the last minute, I threw in some leftover cheese tortellini. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.

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Chattes February 02, 2011

Oh Yum! Ingredient changes I made were to use ground turkey, chicken broth and tomato puree. I baked my meatballs at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then threw them into the soup. I was a little leery of the dry onion soup mix, but it really adds a lot depth. Try this recipe, it%u2019s great!

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Doc's Mom November 13, 2010

I had some leftover meatballs from another meal that I wanted to use up so I used them instead of making the ones in the recipe. I used tomato puree with basil as suggested so I didn't add the basil at the end of the ingredient list. I didn't add the optional celery. Hubby thought it would make a good spaghetti sauce so I froze what was left and we will give it a try.

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bmcnichol August 19, 2009

Made this for dinner tonight yummy. It was very easy. I used frozen meatballs instead of making them, and added the parm cheese to the soup. I took the advice from chef 386031 instead of 2 cups of water I used one cup of water and 1 cup of v8 juice. Served with bread styx yummmy. this is a keeper thanks

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ChristineD 22 August 13, 2008

We had a recipe,very close to this one, several years ago.Some how we lost it,and thought it was gone forever.This is so close to the one we had,that we will always guard it.thank you for giving us back the best soup recipe that has ever been written. Again thank you The Deals

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Lorene Deal July 25, 2008

This was a very tasty soup. I liked the meatballs in it. I did use tomato puree since I my son won't eat something if he sees tomato chunks in it. I'd like to try this in the crock pot next time (though obviusly cooking tehe meatballs before assembling the soup in the crock).

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Nickeletta October 17, 2006
Meatball Supper Soup