Hearty Meatball Stew

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Meatballs:
  • 1 slice white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
  • 8 ounces 20-percent-fat ground beef (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 sweet mild Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Hearty Meatball Stew:
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound large white mushrooms, quartered
  • One 8 to 10-ounce russet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1/3-inch slices
  • 4 ounces green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch-long pieces
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Directions

For the meatballs: Place the bread and 3 tablespoons water into a medium bowl. Mash to a paste with a spatula. Add the beef, sausage, egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Blend the mixture thoroughly with your hands or a flexible spatula. Form the mixture into 10 to 16 meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until ready to use.

For the hearty meatball stew: Sprinkle the meatballs with the flour and turn to coat with any flour still on the foil. Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat for 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Drop the meatballs into the skillet, spaced apart. Cook until the bottoms are set and brown, about 2 minutes. Using a flexible thin spatula, turn each meatball onto an uncooked side and cook until the bottoms are set and brown, about 2 minutes longer. Turn and cook a third side, until set and brown, about another 2 minutes, so the meatballs are browned and set all over. Transfer the meatballs to a large plate.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook until soft, 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and the remaining salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, beans, tomatoes, red pepper flakes and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook until the potatoes are tender and the meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.


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This is so delicious, easy too. I added a bit more red pepper flakes. I will make this again. soon <br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight.  It had no flavor until I added 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tbsp. of dried oregano and a handful of fresh Italian parsley, chopped and topped the soup with shredded parmesan cheese.  Than it was delicious. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just finished making this stew following the recipe exactly.  It is excellent!  The flavor of this brought back many memories of my Italian grandmother's cooking.  The only thing that I wished I would have done was make some Italian bread to go with it.  This recipe is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great for cold weather tailgate! Used fresh vegetables but I did use frozen Costco meatballs. Tasted great and the pot was empty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, I just did not find this worth the time. The veggies seemed oddly proportioned and added a distracting texture in the meal. The sauce was much too thin for me. The meatballs were nicely flavored, but I have to say the only thing I really took away from this recipe is to try the flour coating on my next meatball attempt. It gets them nicely browned. And I didn't have any difficulty keeping the meatballs formed while they were cooking - the consistency was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aaah it was really good the only thing I change was the mushrooms for eggplant i can&amp;#39;t eat mushrooms Allergic but it was delicious am making again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this 100% the way it was written and it was amazing! The whole family loved it, even my picky veggie eating boys! Great comfort food! I made early in the day reheated at dinner adding frozen green beans at the end. DO NOT USE FROZEN MEATBALLS..... That is the STAR! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, and made a few variations. I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef. Maybe that&amp;#39;s why my meatballs became meat patties. Nonetheless, it was still amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just added a tad of cumin to the soup and meatballs, otherwise followed recipe exactly as Giada made it in the video, browning the vegatables alittle. Absolutely delicious!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To save time I used frozen meatballs. May have altered the taste of the soup, but it still tasted delicious. This is a great one-pot recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one of my go to recipes on this site. I like how the red pepper flakes bring some heat to the stew. I also swapped the potatoes with egg noodles for the starch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lots of good things in this recipe! I will probably use the meatballs in other recipes. I added garlic to the stew in between the onions and peppers, and mushrooms. Also served with rigatoni on the side. It made a nice addition. A good &amp;#34;clean the pantry and &amp;#39;fridge&amp;#34; recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Giada make this yesterday morn duinr her Giada at Home show and watching her do it was really important since alot of the process steps didn&amp;#39;t translate to the recipe found online. I encouraged my friend to make it for her family the same night and she didn&amp;#39;t see the episode but just followed the recipe online and hers didn&amp;#39;t come out as good. Mine was fantastic and so filling. She also attempted to double the recipe and that may have something to do with it also. She said it seemed as if it didn&amp;#39;t have enough salt. Whereas my version was perfectly seasoned. There were a few things done in the episode that I think helped enhance the flavor profile - i.e. the saute of the potatoes under the other veggies and other little nuances that didn&amp;#39;t get captured in the text. Overall, for my fam, it was sooo good and I will definately add it to my goto box for quick, easy and economical meal ideas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What an amazing meal!!! I had never made meatballs before, I can&amp;#39;t believe I&amp;#39;ve been missing out for so long! Delicious! And the soup is very healthy and hearty (like the name says. I know I will be making this a lot this winter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friend has made this several times, and I have been the lucky recepient! I am making it tonight! I think it rocks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out great! Used the juices in the diced tomato can to make make sure it had enough liquid. Family loved it! Next time though, will double the green beans and halve the pepper. The meatballs were so tender, will make those for other recipes too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely wonderful. My husband just loved it. I will make it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I didn't have a red pepper but I shredded carrots and added fresh baby spinach. It was amazing. As well, I did not have red meat so I substituted ground chicken and added an extra sausage. I made a larger portion so I can freeze half for a busy work week. Another plus is that my husband didn't mind eating his veggies! Amazing, Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A Keeper!! I used kidney beans instead, added 2 cloves grated garlic. I'm amazed at the flavor despite how easy and only a few ingredients goes in. We loved it! Looking forward to making it for my son when he comes home from college, he will enjoy it so much! Thanks Giada, simple yet so goooood!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was one of the most delicious dishes I have ever cooked; however, I wasn't prepared for the length of time it took. It took me twice as long to prep and more than twice as long to cook (the potatoes and beans wouldn't soften as the recipe promised. I was reluctant to try it again, but my family loved it so much I will give it another shot, but start an hour earlier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this one! It was flavorful, tasty, and a wonderful way to get in veggies all in one serving! I served this with a dinner roll, and Bam.........it was yummy! I plan on taking some of this to work for a delicious lunch. This one's a winner; a new family favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such great flavor! Like others, I used spicy Italian sausage, and a clove of garlic, minced, in the stew base. It's such a nice complement of vegetables. Both times I've made it, I've added an extra cup of chicken broth because I like a brothy stew.It takes a little longer than the 20 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beyond Delicious!! The flavor of the vegetables with the meatballs is awesome. I plan to make again and again. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely loved it. The only change I made was to use the spicy Italian sausage, yum-O! Will have it again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this for y crew at the fire station twice now and it was a huge hit. Feeding a crowd of critical eaters is never easy but this hits the stop and makes me look like a star! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was DELICIOUS!!! I'm Hispanic so I just HAD to put it over white rice with an avocado salad on the side. I can't wait to make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew is very good first time I made it, the red pepper gives just the right kick. I made cheese biscuits also, my family loved this meal. Will be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was excellent! My husband and I enjoyed every last bite. The only thing I changed was doubling the green beans. Great for a rainy day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this the first time I made it and so did my husband. This is the type of meal I enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have sausage on hand, so I tried making it with beef and turkey. While everything tasted good, it was a little bland. I assume this is because I subbed the turkey in place of sausage. My fiance and I just weren't crazy about it. Even if it had been spicier, it just didn't fit my idea of "comfort foods" as it was billed. Still love your cooking and that smile Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My whole family loved it the first time I made it, I am making it again tonight for dinner. Thanks Giada. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a stew lover - but had confidence that if there was a stew I was going to like - it would be Giada's :O The whole family loved it!! Easy to prepare. Definitely a keeper! When asked what I am making for supper - I just say "it's a Giada thing"...enough said :O item not reviewed by moderator and published
well it most be great cause everyone said i can not eat another bit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I put it over noodles and it was great ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw this on Monday; made it on Tuesday. Easy and Deeeeelicious! I doubled the meat and fed five. Couldn't be any happier with this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night, after seeing the show over the weekend. Wow! My husband &amp; I loved this! I did a few substitutions- didn't have sausage, so used a ground beef/turkey mix instead for the meatballs. I also doubled the green beans and added some carrots (things I had in my fridge. We really enjoyed this and will definitely make it again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was perfect for my family. I have made this several different ways. One of the ways of which is my favorite is... with carrots, two cans of chopped chillie. Instead of the tomatoes I used two cans of beef consommé &amp; 1/2 carton beet broth. Served over creamed potatoes!!!! The best gravy ever!!! Thank you for all the inspiration. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this stew and loved it. Too far to run to grocery so we used frozen and canned ingredients. I can't imagine it being any better with fresh stuff. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe with 2 changes suggested by other posters. I added garlic and substituted cannellini beans for the potato - we're not huge potato fans. It tasted good, just not as fantastic as some of the reviews claim. A quick way to make use of leftover/frozen meatballs. We just prefer our meatballs with spaghetti sauce. I make my own sauce and it takes about as long as this soup. The soup itself was reminiscent of minestrone and I'd prefer that soup to this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good but not great. I really had to adjust to get some more flavor going. I had add more salt and then I sauteed some garlic and added which helped a lot. I wish I did have a bay leaf because that would have helped too. It just tasted so tomatoey with out the adjustments. I dont really see hte point in the meatballs as I just broke them up in the stew when it was ready. I would make this again but with the adjustments i talked about and then probably some more. I also added some parm cheese on top which was yummy. I would also just use ground meat instead of the meatballs next time too. I guess the real test will be when the hubby gets home to try it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a keeper. I didn't have to change a thing. It was perfect just as is. Thank you Giada for a dinner that will serve my family for years to come. WOW it Rocked the whole family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Sharing with company this weekend and they are going to love it. you can dress it up or dress it down, depending on the circustances. great dish for dress up as it is affordable, and can be made to feed alot of folks. i'm doing the meatball end today and oven roasting them, packing them up and freezing until the end of the week when i'll complete the stew side for presentation. i'm going to try doing all in the oven once prepared so that i can keep hot while we wait for the stranglers to arrive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice stew/soup, with 2 small additions: I added 2 garlic cloves with the onions &amp; 2 tablespoons of tomato paste with the broth, to thicken it up &amp; make it tomato-ey. I will make this again. I'd recommend adding the green beans much later in the process, because they go all soggy if you put them in too early. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was pretty good but it was pretty labor intensive. It did make for some hearty lunches to take to work, but I might consider taking an easier route next time. For instance, browning the meat in the skillet instead of making it into meatballs. The meatball mixture was very gooey in the raw stage but they were tender once they were cooked. Some of the changes I made was that I used ground white turkey and turkey sausage...that was delicious and made for a lower fat content. I also used a little more broth and less salt. Next time I will use less red pepper and use more variety of vegetables...possibly even add spinach or kale, also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this stew late one night and then let is sit overnight before hitting it up for lunch. I made a grilled cheese sandwich with smoked Gouda...and I fell out!!! *thud* &lt;&lt;&lt; That is the sound of me hitting the floor after consuming this heart warming, delicious, amazingly satisfying dish! Separately, the broth and the meatballs were to die for...but together...this dish is certainly a keeper! Love this!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are soup loving family and this is a huge hit with my family. My stew was more like soup and I left out the potato and red pepper flakes. I added Canneloni Beans. The second time I made this, great addition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic recipe. Easy and great flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Made a healthy version with ground turkey and hot italian turkey sausage, sprouted wheat bread, and whole wheat flour... HUGE HIT! Have made it 3 times in 2 weeks at the request of family &amp; friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and you can use whatever veggies or meat you have on hand item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful meal!! I made this for my husband and I last night and we ate the whole pot! I did leave out the mushrooms, because I don't like them, but we didn't even miss the taste! My favorite part of this meal was definitely the meatballs! They were incredible! Super moist, tons of flavor, and it brought the dish together! Highly recommend this dish!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish has tons of veggies but also has tasty meatballs. It is a great one dish meal. Making meatballs is a bit time consuming and makes my house smokey but I think it is worth it because they are so yummy. I modified a few things, I added the liquid from the canned tomatoes and I also added an extra half cup of broth. I washed out my dutch oven after cooking the meatballs. I sprinkled the dish with a couple tablespoons of flour at the end to thicken the sauce and then stirred it. I will definitely make this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicioso.... had to try the receipe after seeing on TV. Added my own special touches (wine, garlic, kidney beans. The basics of this receipe are wonderful and the meatballs...fabulous. Everyone has their own tastes and this is a great receipe to add what you like and it is still wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While the meatballs were very moist, the flavor was "just okay", kind of blah. We liked the combination of veggies,pretty good taste there. If you use very little/no salt like me, this is not the recipe for you. I believe that to be the issue with the blah meatballs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good : The meatballs were moist and I love that it was pretty quick to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this today, and i must say..it's pretty good. I used a hand full of brown rice instead of using the potatoes, to lighten it up a bit, and I added diced onion to the meatball mixture and chopped garlic to the peppers and onions. You gotta use actual bread too, it makes the meatballs super moist, I soak the bread in milk though. I will for sure make this again: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I used 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs, and added some fresh basil. I agree with other reviewers--you could add more vegetables very easily. You could quibble and say this is is more like a heavy soup, than a stew. A hit either way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a yummy recipe! I have a husband that doesn't like anything served in a bowl for dinner - soup, stews, etc. He devoured this one! The meatballs were so light and the flavor savory. Loved the mixture of beef and sausage. At the suggestion of another reviewer I also added a bay leaf, tomato paste and fresh garlic to the broth. Yummmmmmm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great and will now be a go to recipe for me. SUPER YUMMY. Next time I will try with a Yukon gold potatoe as they are more flavorful. I'm also going to try serving over rice or pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Added some additional garlic and dried Italian seasonings. I only had one Italian sausage link so maybe this is why it seemed a bit tight on the 4 servings. Could easily handle even more vegetables. Thanks. Look forward to making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious stew. The meatballs are easy to make but are very tasty. The vegetable combination in the broth is also very good. In general, a good solid stew recipe to have at hand. And the meatballs would be good to make for a pasta dish as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oops it never states when to add the meatballs back in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Giada make this recipe on TV and had to make it. I didn't have the vegetables that she used with the potatoes so I sub'd what I had...broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini &amp; yellow squash. I made it like she did but added some of my mom's sofrito and added my veggies when the potatoes were almost cooked so they didn't get too soft and OH BOY WAS IT YUMMY!!! Thanks Giada!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I had a real beefy flavor; it's new comfort food. I added a bay leaf because it tasted a little flat. I didn't have garlic so I used garlic powder. I only got one serving--my brother ate the rest (not at once. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Will definitely make again. YUM-E item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!! Soup was full of flavor and SO GOOD!!!!! A keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Meatball stew was absolutely delicious!!! The only substitution that I made was that instead of the diced tomato from the can I diced a medium sized tomato instead and added just about 1/4 cup of crushed tomato that I had in the fridge. I made it on Sunday after the show aired and had it for lunch today. Even better days later. Yumo!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG…. I saw this recipe a couple of days ago and told my friend I wanted to try it. He always complains that my dishes are not seasoned enough. Well I tried this one last night and as they say it will make you want to slap someone. It was so delicious!!! My friend will try it tonight and I am sure he will like. It was quick, easy to make and inexpensive. Great for the family on cold rainy day!! Make enough and freeze it, pull it out when unexpected guest show up. I will defiantly try this one again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! All staple ingredients at my house and I was able to put it together even after working all day. Kids didn't leave anything left but empty bowls! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I didn't have parsley so I just put some dried oregano and rosemary. I also didn't have crushed tomatoes, so I just used some organic spaghetti sauce. The recipe still turned out wonderful. It's very versatile. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was very good, even tho I accidentally put in diced tomatoes with habanera peppers in them! needless to say it was spicy but my fault and a dollop of sour cream made it just right. a very hearty meal : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this on Saturday and made this for dinner last night! Followed the recipe exactly, except I made bite-sized meatballs for my picky-eaters! Everone LOVED this dish. Very hearty, one-dish meal! Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used frozen green beans with almonds. It added a good crunch in the stew. I did not use the potatoes as we are trying to decrease carbs, but I left everything else the same. I am thinking of using frozen meatballs on a busy work night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this episode on Saturday and I made it last night. It was fantastic! The meatballs were so tender, at first I thought the mixture and consistency were too runny but that just means they are perfect, adding the coating of flour on the outside helps keep them together. Thanks Giada for a wonderul recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used ground turkey and turkey italian sausage. I also added red pepper flakes and garlic to meat balls. Not sure about the mushroom texture wise and decided to add a little more tomato with tomato sauce from an earlier dinner. Garnished with fresh grated parmesan and served with crusty rosemary olive oil bread. Think I might enjoy it even more the second day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great recipe. Made this tonight, used challah bread instead of white bread and omitted string beans and potatoes, used crushed tomatoes instead of diced, served it over brown rice. My 5 year old granddaughter loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today...changed a few things, but my husband had 3 bowls!!! LOVE IT! Making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As usual, a great Giada recipe. I used hot turkey sausage instead of pork and omitted the red pepper flakes. I doubled the recipe, since I didn't think it would feed the 4 of us and I like leftovers for lunch the next day. I also added Italian bread crumbs to the meat mixture since it seemed too loose and I baked the meatballs instead of frying them. It was a huge hit with us. I really liked the chicken broth. It was much lighter than a "usual" stew. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was not sure what to make for dinner tonight, and was watching the Food Network when this episode came on. (I think giving me a hint as to what to prepare for tonight's dinner. I made a few changes to the recipe. Instead of pork and beef for my meatballs, I used ground turkey meat, for a healthy alternative. And I used breadcrumbs, dried parsley flakes, dash of salt and pepper, a bit of garlic salt and a few shakes of parmesean (spelling? cheese. Then, in the stew itself I omitted the mushrooms. I put in carrots instead, more like a traditional stew and added more potato. Otherwise I followed the rest of the recipe. As another poster said, I let the veggies all boil for a while before adding the meatballs back in and covering. SOOOO good. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like a lot of other reviewers, I saw this on TV on Saturday at the gym and on the way home picked up the ingredients I needed to make for dinner. Made it just as she showed, putting the potatoes on the bottom, middle of the pot, and layering the tomatoes on top, arranged meatballs on top of all and poured over chix stock. It was fantastic. Correct amount of seasoning, and liquid, I like that it was more of a clear broth than a gunky gravy. Next time I will make polenta and grill it and serve alongside. I made 10 large meatballs and liked them bigger, they were more tender and did not dry out. Will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great. I normally wouldn't eat this type of mixture but after watching it on tv Saturda, I thought I'd give it a try since it looked yummy. I went to the store the same day and bought my ingredients, rushed home and prepared the stew. It was very delicioius. It didn't go to waste. I will definitely make this again. It's was great for a cold winter night. Thanks Giada!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great twist on stew. The meatballs were great!. I love a one pot meal! I always ask my guys when I try a new recipe "Did you like it enough for me to make it again?" and I recieved a definite "yes" from all of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe...I didn't have sausage for the meatballs but they still came out great. Next time, I would add more chicken broth since my husband and I prefer a more "brothy" stew. The flavor was incredible with the red pepper flake, not too spicy but just enough to give it a slight kick. I also topped mine with grated parmesan...delicious! This was a great meal for a cold winter night! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect meal for a cold winter night. Loved the ground beef/sausage meatballs. I reduced the red pepper flakes by half because we don't like the heat. It was still very tasty! Will definitely make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only gave this recipe four stars because the directions left out an important step. You need to add the meatballs back into the pot after the vegetables have cooked a while and before covering it with a lid and cooking for 20 minutes. The recipe was delicious. I added extra bell pepper and green beans because I cut out the mushrooms. I also served it over pasta shells. I would add more broth next time becuase I cooked it without a lid beyond the 20 minutes and most of the broth evaporated. Plus it thickens as it cools. We topped our servings with parmesan cheese. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today and it was awesome. Saw it on TV Saturday. I made a double batch but used red, yellow and organge peppers and used sweet potato instead of regular white. The different colored peppers and sweet potato adds yummy flavors and nutrition. Mine was also a bit watery but I added a little cornstarch and fixed it right up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Our 1 year old devoured every bit of it. Giada - you did it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another winner Giada!!!! This was delicious, I followed the recipe with no changes and it was absolutely wonderful!!!!!! Sooooooo good, thanks again!!!!!!! Please keep these recipes coming!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty and my family enjoyed this hearty dish! A recipe I will be sure to keep on hand. I also caught Saturday's episode and was very excited to try it today. I did not drain the tomato and glad to have added the pepper flakes. I believe the starch in the potatoes added to make mine more of a stew and not too soupy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! Because my fiancee is on the Keto diet, I cut out the bread from the meatballs and the potato from the stew and added broccoli. The broccoli was a great addition. I will agree that this is more like a soup than a stew, but that didn't bother me. This recipe is definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was awsome! I saw giada making it on Saturday and rushed to get ingredients. I made it for sunday dinner. Meatballs ate delicious and the sausage makes it so tender. Do not eliminate the potatoes its what makes the stew. Adds a natural thickness and richness to stew. I served with rosemary and garlic tostada for dunkin!! Delicious thank u Giada!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday, but doubled the recipe. The meatballs were delishous and the soup had so much flavor. The broth was a little runny, I used 3 cans of chicken and 1 of beef. I think today Ill heat it up and pour over macoroni shells. Definitely make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was amazing, I saw it on today's episode. I made it the same way, just eliminated the potatoes &amp; red pepper flakes. Added yellow string beans &amp; served it over mini shells. Delicious &amp; I will definitely be making this again! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw this today as well, and had everything to make it. My family loved it. I had spicy Italian sausage on hand, so I used that instead of adding red pepper flakes. We also ate it with a rustic bread, simply relish. Oh, and a nice glass of red too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Giada make this dish this morning and I made it tonight! It's delicious! The meatballs are the best I've ever made. We grated Parmesan cheese on it and it was perfect. Another great Giada recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband saw this recipe this morning. He had me make it tonight for dinner.... he loved it. We are going to make extra meatballs next time for spaghetti. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw it Saturday morning; made it that evening. Wonderful recipe. The meatballs are so light &amp; flavorful! Added a little clove of garlic to the mix. Don't leave out the red pepper flakes as it adds just the right amount of heat. Served it with rustic Italian bread so sop up the juices. This girl does not make a bad recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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