By Deb's Recipes on February 20, 2006
Photo by mersaydees
Photo by mersaydees
"A delicious, easy to prepare, and healthful soup based upon a recipe from Fred Wix, who is also known as the Gabby Gourmet."
Serving Size: 1 (478 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"Made as directed, except used ziti pasta. At the table, this soup inspired suggestions as to how to make it flavorful. My DH suggested Frank's Hot Sauce (his answer to everything!) and I said, "no", that Frank's is not in keeping with the Italian spirit behind this recipe. I added some balsamic vinegar to mine, and that seemed to balance it out. Thanks, Deb's Recipes! Made for Best of 2008 tag."
"Awesome!! Really full of flavour - wonderful hearty winter meal! Because I planned to do this in the crockpot, hubby (the grocery shopper) just bought some cheap ol' cut of steak - lol - and it turned out amazingly tender. To make in the crockpot, this is what I did: Add all (raw) ingredients to the crockpot EXCEPT the pasta. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add the cooked pasta to the soup for the last 10-15 minutes."
"Great soup, and easy to make. Used homemade beef stock and left out the beans. Even picky wife thought it was good. Better than the supermarket low sodium choices."
"Good filling soup. The steak is a nice change of pace."
"This soup was good but I felt it needed something."
""Outstanding soup!" was the verdict from DS#2. This soup was extremely quick and easy. It has so many wonderful veggies in it yet it also satified the meat-eaters in my family. I used spinach penne (that's what I had). I'll be making this again for my family - and DS#2 wants to learn to make it too. Thanks Deb's Recipes!"
"A big hit! Didn't change much...I used cannelini and since - as usual - my grocery store had no top sirloin in sight, I bought stew meat that I trimmed into smaller pieces. Worked fine. I simmered it for about an hour and 1/2 to make sure the meat was tender. This will be a part of our winter line up. Thanks!"
"This is the very first OAMC recipe I prepared and served. I used great white beans instead of kidneys and bow ties instead of penne, because that is what I had on hand. My whole family enjoyed this, it was hearty and comforting on a cold winter night. Thanks for posting this."
"We really enjoyed this. I only wish I had made a double batch so I had some left to freeze. Thanks so much for posting. Nick's Mom"
"I made a few changes. I only used 4 cups of stock and used 50g of tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. It made it more like a stew and less like a soup. I was concerned about the meat being tough so I kept it aside after sauteeing and added it close to the end. I had to simmer for 30 min as the veg were still hard. The family loved it. It was quick to prepare, nutritious and tasty."
"This was a great soup...we loved it...easy and fast to prepare. Tasted like it simmered on the stove all day...I used some frozen mixed vegetables instead of the canned veggies...thanks"
"This was wonderful. Made it this past weekend for a some friends. Even my 3 1/2 year old ate it. I used whole wheat small shelled pasta. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe."
"The Gabby Gourmet was right in saying 'Enjoy' as enjoy we all did! This soup is wonderful, I added frozen corn as thats all I had..and instead of opening a new packet of penne pasta I used up some spirals that I had. Served with crusty roll for a delicious dinner. In to my favourite file."