About this recipe: A relatively easy soup handed down to me by my Italian grandmother. It's great for the holidays!
I am giving this recipe three stars for the meatballs only. as for the rest of the recipe, there is no "soup" to it. - 11 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe has good potential but I think that it should have specified to use EXTREMELY LEAN ground beef. This came out VERY VERY VERY greasy and was not the prettiest dish I've ever made. It was more of a "oatmeal" looking dish with meatballs and a lot of grease on it. My DH described it as greasy groul...which sounds just bad LOL!!! My best friend who was here to eat with us tonight thought the flavor was good but the grease had to go...with a few changes this could be a good dish! Also, I'd use about 1/2 the box of the pasta the next time..it made our soup TOO thick! Thanks anyway Kelly, I'm going to try to make a few changes the next time! - 13 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The flavor is very good. Mine did not exactly turn out to be a "soup." It was more of a pasta side dish, but it was delicious, and very easy to make. To give it more of a soup consistency I would probably use half the pasta, and maybe add a can or two more chicken broth. Unless you like TONS of meatballs, then I would halve the meat. I used very lean ground chuck (93/7) so there was not a lot of grease. I added spinach to mine. I will definitely make this again. - 11 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)