This could be a great recipe with a little tweaking. First, I used the largest crockpot I had - the giant one and not all the ingredients would fit and that was after I put less of a couple items in. I do think there is a mistake in the amount of meatballs, no way would you use 96 ounces of meatballs, one package of 32 ounces was almost too many meatballs. Second, without any spices this could have been a very bland recipe, I added some garlic, some Italian spice and some bay leaf and basil and it still needed more spice. I am thinking next time adding a few chili peppers. This makes a huge amount of soup way beyond 10 servings. We have enough soup for several meals, I had to remove some of the liquid from the crockpot to add the noodles.I did substitute turkey meatballs as I don't eat red meat and that substitution worked fine. This does have a lot of potential.