I had meatballs in the freezer so I did not follow this meatball recipe but I followed the rest of the recipe. I used all beef broth instead of broth and water. I also used petite diced tomatoes as that is all I had. I then used 3/4 teaspoon of italian seasoning instead of rosemary and basil. I also added a bit more spaghetti then what was called for. We all enjoyed this as it was something different. This heated up nicely the next day for lunch also.