By William Johnson on March 08, 2010
Photo by amyjorom
Photo by amyjorom
"This is a robust, easy to make Soup. One of my Favorite's."
Serving Size: 1 (347 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This is the most delicious crockpot soup I've made in years! First, its easy to assemble and once it starts cooking the kitchen smells wonderful! Only change I made was using 2 cans of chopped Italian stewed tomatoes, with the juice, adding small, sliced portobello mushrooms and fresh baby spinach. I did not put in orzo but had rotini for those that wanted pasta. Everyone was going back for seconds and thirds! The parmesan on top makes it truly Italian! I will be making this in the next week to put up in containers for cold weather, will add white kidney beans instead of pasta. I bet it would be great over small tortellini also! Its definitely a recipe worth trying!"
"I added mushrooms in place of the carrots, used twice the amount of orzo and replaced one of the cans of chicken stock with a 12 oz beer. The beer made it great! Delicious and easy!"
"I am so full because I could not stop eating this! I omitted half the liquid (stock mainly) and added 1.5 times as much orzo, and it came out like an Italian Jambalaya! My family loved this. I needed to do something with frozen sausage and this was the perfect recipe. Thanks!"
"This soup is wonderful. We all enjoyed this on a cold rainy day. It's made it into my rotation of recipes. Thank you for posting such a hearty, filling soup."
"When my husband says Print it, I know I have discovered an awesome recipe. Made this last night for my family and inlaws and was pleased with the results... I cooked it just as instructed, easy, quick and delicious. Thank you William!!"
"We loved the full flavor of this! It was amazing!"
"Absolutely awesome! Tastes like pizza in a bowl! I added a bit of fennel seed which gave it a nice taste. I too added mushrooms which I think this soup really benefits with. Next time I am going to add some beer. Being a Chicago boy, nothing goes better with pizza than beer! I couldn't stop eating this soup."
"This soup was fantastic! It made my house smell wonderful. It fed six people and I still have tons of left overs. I added whole peeled tomatoes because my husband likes those and I also added mushrooms. I will make this one again!!!!"