Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is an extremely thick hardy soup, a whole meal in a bowl. We usually have some raw vegetables with dip and some good crusty bread with it. It freezes very well. I've had this recipe for sometime now. I believe it came from the first year of the Taste of Home magazine, but I'm not positive.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute meats with onions and garlic in large soup kettle.
  2. Drain excess grease.
  3. Add next 10 ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 60 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  5. Add peas and olives,cook, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This was only ok for us. It was bland and definitely not soupy. I will likely only make with considerable alterations.

etully January 24, 2008

This was good and everybody liked it! I did have to add water a few times during the cooking process because it became too thick. It was kind of like one-pot-spaghetti rather than soup. Thanks for the recipe mickie49!

the6-sranch December 15, 2007