Mini Meatball Soup

Total Time:
47 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
27 min

Yield:
4 big servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan in a slow stream
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves, fresh or dried
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef, pork and veal combined
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, a couple of handfuls
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs, a couple of handfuls
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried pasta, rings, broken fettuccini or ditalini
  • 1 pound triple washed fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Grilled 4 Cheese Sandwiches, recipe follows
  • Grilled 4 Cheese Sandwiches
  • Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, cracked away from skin
  • 8 slices crusty Italian semolina bread
  • 1 cup shredded provolone
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago
  • * All of these cheeses are available in specialty cheese case and dairy aisle already shredded
Directions

In a deep pot over medium heat add oil, chopped carrots, celery and onions and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pot and cook veggies 5 or 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the veggies cook, combine meat, egg, garlic, grated cheese, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg.

Uncover your soup pot and add broth and water to the pot. Increase heat to high and bring soup to a boil. When soup boils, reduce heat a bit and start to roll meat mixture into small balls, dropping them straight into the pot. You are making meat dumplings that will cook in the broth. When you are done rolling the meat, add pasta to the soup and stir. Cover and simmer soup 10 minutes. When pasta is tender, stir in chopped spinach in batches. When spinach has wilted into the soup, the soup is done and ready to serve. Adjust your seasonings. Serve soup with crusty bread or grilled 4 cheese sandwiches.

In a small skillet over medium low heat, combine oil, butter and garlic. Cook garlic in butter and oil gently for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove garlic butter mixture from heat.

Place a large nonstick skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Using a pastry brush, brush 1 side of 4 slices of bread with garlic oil and place buttered side down in skillet. Top each slice with equal amounts of the 4 cheeses, distributing them equally over the 4 slices. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread brushed with garlic butter, buttered side up. Flip the grill cheese sandwiches a few times until cheeses are melted and gooey and bread is toasty and golden. Cut grilled 4 cheese sandwiches from corner to corner and serve.


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The meatballs are amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this soup, but i have to leave the spinach out so my family will eat it. I add scallions instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent soup. The meatballs are so delicious with that combination of nutmeg and parmesan. I also used two slices of decent white bread pulsed in a food processor instead of regular bread crumbs and I think that makes the meatballs more tender. I couldn't believe I had no ditalini pasta as I always keep it on hand because it's already so small that when it swells up in soups it still looks a decent size as opposed to a larger noodle such as macaroni or shells. Well, had to go with what was on hand which was linguini that I broke up into 2 inch pieces. With the spinach it really made for a beautiful-looking soup, however I would still recommend using ditalini for this soup. Since the noodles swelled up and absorbed some liquid, I added an extra 2 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes and it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect sunday lunch. Everyone liked it. My 15 yo ate 3 bowls. I have some left for weekday lunch, perfect Thermos food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty but I did doctor it up a bit. I used frozen meatballs cut in quarters, added crushed red pepper, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and finished it with half & half and parmesianno reggiano. I didn't bother chopping the baby spinach. However, I followed the method exactly and had a hearty meal on the table in 40 minutes. Great technique and will use many times for a delish & fast meal. We like our food well seasoned but I'm sure it's delicious as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Husband said it was the best soup I've made in awhile (we eat a lot of soup, and my 2 year old devoured it. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this soup for our Tailgating parties at NE Patriot Games. It is always a big hit! Thanks Rachel! Making the mini meatballs takes time so I make 2 batches of meatballs, freeze one for the next pot of soup. Every second batch is a breeze. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup, I did not use veal.. Im not a big fan of veal. The soup was subperb. I had some leftover. The next day reheated, OMG, it was very tasty. I will definately make this again.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup last night and it was not only really pretty, but very good. I didn't use veal or beef, only pork. And instead of bread crumbs I used brown rice flour. I thought the amount of spinach was perfect. I used slightly less pasta, as I was finishing a box and didn't want to open a new one. I used whole wheat shells. I think you could probably prep the meatballs and make them ahead to decrease prep time. I made mine very small, and they were perfect in the soup. I will be making this again! Thanks, Rach!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A little bit more work than I like to put into soup. But it was tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, but too much spinach. Maybe 8 oz. would be better than a pound. Good overall. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing!! Simple and hearty. I cut back on pasta and only added 1C instead of 1 1/2C. I also replaced nutmeg with cinnamon. It was perfect!!! My boys loved this one...... This will be my new go to simple and delicious soup recipe. You will want to double up item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Added a can of diced tomatoes and cut back on the broth and it was amazing, totally hit the spot even with a horrible cold. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Rachel, I always watch your show and say that food look great and for the first time I can say it tastes as good as it looks. I changed 1 or 2 things but I followed your lead... Keep up the great work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup if great..My daughter loves it. Thank you Rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup turned out very tasty. I used beef broth (it's what I had on hand, german egg noodles, and half pork/half ground beef for the meatballs. I also added a few dried thai chiles for a little spicy kick. I left out the celery because I don't really like it. I was surprised at how delicious the spinach is in this soup. Don't leave it out! Good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 1/2 lb beef, and 1lb pork and the meatballs turned out awesome! I would suggest making the meatballs before prepping the veggies so that they all get added at the same time and are done at the same time. I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy. Used half ground beef and half sausage for the meatballs. This is going in the dinner rotation from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what can I say Rachael Ray. Simply the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful, rustic, and hearty! Even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually read the reviews first to get tips from people that have made the dish. It really helps and i appreciate it. This soup was simply delicious! I had some nice crusty bread to go with the soup. I cooked the pasta separate and had each person serve it in their bowl of soup when ready to eat so it won't get soggy. I did the same with the spinach and kept it on the side and so you just add as much as you want in your bowl. Finally, i used one extra cup of broth and 1 less cup of water. My 10yr old loved the mini-meatballs and ate the spnach too....what a pleasant surprise! I will definitely make this dish many more times!!! Very hearty and yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little wary about making this soup but it ended up being the best soup I have ever had. I now make it every Sunday so I have some for lunch for the week. Def. try this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachael Ray has done it again. I have made this soup time and time again and it never gets old. My whole family loves it from my picky husband to my uncle battling cancer. They think it is wonderful. The only thing that I do different is keep the pasta out so that the noodles don't get soggie and absorbe all that wonderful broth. I also make the meatballs a head of time, so that dinner is on the table in 30 minutes. Thanks again and keep 'em coming!!! :0) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is fabulous! To add in extra veggies (I have a 10 month old and a 3 year old) I either add a 1/2 cup of shredded carrot or 1/2 cup of pureed spinach into the meatballs, the kiddos never notice the difference and it gets them to eat the spinach they see in the soup as well since it all tastes so good. Also when we make the meatballs I make them with 1/2 of a mild ground italian sausage and 1/2 ground turkey...since turkey comes as 1.5 pounds and the sausage 1 pound I double the other ingredients then freeze half the mixture (as meatballs rolled on a sheet pan then put into a freezer bag) so that the next time it's a super duper fast meal and I only have to roll meatballs every other time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup for New Year's and it got rave reviews. I make it all the time at our house. I actually substitute ground chicken for the meat mixture, and use parsley instead of nutmeg. It becomes a modified Italian wedding, and tastes great! My husband LOVES this soup. And he's not a "soup guy" either. Add it to your recipe book! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this soup and have made it several times, but..... it takes 45 mins or more for my husband and I together to roll the meatballs and prepare the rest of the soup. We won't stop making it because it is so darn good though. 30 mins, no way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. An easy version of Italian Wedding Soup. Even my picky son loves it. I have been making this for years and every Halloween my son and his friends ask for this before they go trick or treating. The only thing I don't use is the fresh spinach. I use defrosted spinach. Make this at least once a month during the fall and winter. Thank you Rachael. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was searching for a way to use up some stock I made the other day and ran across this recipe! I was very good, very quick and super easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been holding this recipe in my recipe box since 2003 and finally tonight I decided to try it. It was awesome! So easy! So tasty! What was I waiting for! This is one recipe that will make it into my winter rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is great, with lots of flavor. I have been making this one for a few years now! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, love, love this soup....I've made it several times and it always turns out great, even the leftovers. I've tried different combos of meat, but always come back to the ground pork; has the best flavor in my opinion. Also prefer a smaller pasta like the ditalini over a larger one like rigatoni. Rachael is the Best!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't use veal...just 1/2 lb beef and italian sausage. Sooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup w/gr turkey and used seasoned breadcrumbs and it was very tasty!!! A new favorite for sure. My picky husband and daughter even liked it. For all the people having a problem w/the soup being too thick, simply add more broth and enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
which made this 30 minute recipe a 20-25 minute recipe, with no compromise on taste! :-) rachael ray's meatloaf recipe from the meatloaf with smothered mushrooms menu is nearly identical to the meatball recipe here, so it's a good sequence of meals... also threw in the heels of two small Parmesan blocks to the soup and let that flavor seep in. this was great way to warm up on a cold fall day. and the kids slurped their bowls clean, spinach and all. :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, enjoyed this soup several times! I use a small cookie dropper, (divide the meat in half before rolling) to make the same size meatballs. I also just use sausage and beef without any veal. Use a spicy breakfast sausage for a yummy twist. I have given out so many samples to neighbors, now they are asking when I am going to make it agian!! Any mac. that you have on hand will work, no need for special pasta! It all taste great!! I usually have to add more water and/or chicken stock to the mix. I also add a dash or two of celery seed and chicken granules for more intense flavor. Never made the grilled cheese, so can not comment on those! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great soup and after making it several times, it's easy to modify with different types of pasta, adding tomatoes to the mix, or a bit of extra veggies. I've made it for family and a large gathering of guests as well. It's even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was great served with some bread for dinner! Everyone loved it even picky kids! I made it pretty close to what the recipe called for except I added a cup more water (since I read in other reviews that the pasta soaked up all the broth) and it worked out perfectly! I used small shells as the pasta since it was what I had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome!My family enjoyed it a lot. I have to make it at least once every other week. Another great recipe from Rachel! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I add garlic pepper sauce from the Thai foods aisle. It really makes this soup great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious. It's also adaptable to whatever vegetables you have on hand. I suggest having extra chicken stock on hand for leftovers since the pasta soaks most of it up. Or, you could just serve it like a pasta for leftovers. I will definitely make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is so easy to make and so good. I wouldn't dare change a thing. It makes me want to try other soups because this was so easy to prepare! Thanks again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best soup I have ever had! Easy to make! Thanks Rachel!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe sounded great from the get-go. its very flavorful and filling. everyone loved it including my 2 year old. once you dish it up, sprinkle some parmesan on top. it really takes it to another level. good job rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare and delicious. Even better as leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe my son saw on 30 minute meals and wanted me to make it. I made the soup that night(I actually had everything to make it), also made the 4 cheese grilled cheese with it. The soup was so flavorful, the fresh spinach really makes a difference. Both of my kids ate the soup & so did my husband. Everyone loved it. The grilled cheese we were too fond of though. Soup we all gave an A+++++ item not reviewed by moderator and published
My entire family loves this soup. I have to make it once a week and it goes quickly. Very easy to make and very filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Rachel Ray soup is out of this world! It is easy to make and is always satisfying! The veggies cook up so tender and delicious! And the mini meatballs are very tasty.My family just loves this and it is one of my "regular" family dinners. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is one of my favorites ever and it is so easy. I make it all the time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent soup; easy and delicious. To make it a bit healthier, I used ground turkey and whole wheat pasta. The nutmeg gives these meatballs a wonderfully different flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is my 7 year old sons favorite recipe. he asks for it all the time! healthy, easy to make and delicious. i sometimes subsitute beef broth for chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I think about making soup, this is the first recipe that comes to mind. It is easy, tastes great, eye appealing, everything you would want in a hearty soup. I hope you make it and enjoy it as much as my family does. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just finished making this soup and it is very good. I followed the recipe pretty exactly - only changes where I added a couple of boullion cubes and I boiled the pasta (used alphabets for my little one) in another pot in hopes of it not sucking up all the broth. Really simple recipe and it tastes great! My 4 year old sampled it and gave it the green light! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made my balls a little larger and it turned out fine. My family couldn't get enough of it! This is different than my grandmother's recipe. She is from Mexico. It is just as tasty though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the best and simple Wedding Soup I have ever made. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What an awesome recipe! Quick, Easy and Delicious. The whole family loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family, and my boyfriend, all loved this soup. I make different variations of it, as it can get a bit thick with so many ingredients. I sometimes do not include the pasta, and/or instead of spinach I will also use savoy cabbage, it adds a very tasty twist to it. I highly recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This italian wedding soup is so yummy.Its so much better than any others ive had. Its also a great way to get my 4-yr old(and my husband)to eat their spinach! Ilove the meatballs!YUMMO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always loved Italian Wedding Soup but thought it was too hard to make. I saw Rachel make this recipe and figured I would give it a try -- WOW -- I loved the soup and it was VERY easy to make. My (Italian) boyfriend LOVED it and bragged to his family how terrific it was. The only thing I will do differently is NOT put the pasta into the soup (it soaks up too much of the broth) but add it (already cooked) to the soup just before serving it. Thanks Rachel ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I really liked this soup. I will add much less ditalini next time I make it--I strained out more than half of the pasta before serving because there was just too much (easy remedy). Aside from that, great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful soup that actually tastes like it has been simmering for hours. I used orzo for the pasta and cooked it in salted water first before adding it to the soup. This recipe will remain in my recipe file. It was loved by all in our family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad and pretty simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was very tasty and easy to make. My eight year old daughter loved helping to make the meatballs. It is also a great way to get them to eat spinach!!! It did take me longer than thiry minutes to make but worth the effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and my kids loves the soup. They don't really like spinach but this soup had them asking for more! It's so easy to make! I modified the way to make the soup. I boiled the pasta in chicken broth, drained it and set it aside. I put the a serving of pasta in each soup bowl I serve so that way the pasta does not get soggy. Also, I set the spinach in a serving bowl and have my husband and the kids put as many or as little spincah as they want in their soup bowl, that way it won't wilt or turn brown and the vitamins stay intact. It's fun for the kids because they control the amount of vegetables they want and they love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best tasting Italian Wedding Soup ever!!! It was so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend LOVED this soup. I told him it was also called Italian Wedding Soup and he said he wanted to marry me now. We try to eat turkey as much as possible for health reasons so I tried it with the a mix of ground turkey and ground beef. It was AWESOME. I only added half of the spinach and that was a bad call. Use the full amount. It cooks down a LOT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great soup. I used a melon baller to make the mini meatballs. I took this to a club meeting in a crockpot. It was gone in no time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was so easy and so delicious. I have a 2,4,6 and 19 year old and they ALL loved it!!! It took no time at all to make and was so yummy! I will definately be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IT TOOK OVER 30 MINUTES TO PREPARE THIS MEAL, ALMOST AN HOUR.THERE DEFINITELY WAS NOT ENOUGH BROTH IN IT. AFTER THREE BOWLS OF SOUP IT WAS MAINLY PASTA LEFT IN THE BOWL.THIS ONE WILL NOT MAKE IT INTO OUR FAMILY ROTATION. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you want something simple and real quick to make, try this! Everyone loved it. Instead of making my meatballs, I used frozen meatballs and dropped them in with the pasta and it turned out great! Will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great, quick and easy soup recipe. I can't believe the review that said this was difficult to make. They must usually use canned soup. Anyway, the flavor is delicious and made my entire family happy. Thank you for a fast and wonderfully flavored soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far my family's favorite meal. It sticks to the ribs on a cold night. The flavors are delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a wonderful tasting soup. The only alteration I will be making is to add a little more water or stock, as there wasn't quite enough for my taste. This will easily feed 4 hungry adults, so I would cut the recipe in half if making for less. The pasta soaked a lot of the broth up and swelled, so I don't know if it will be great as a left-over. Overall though I loved this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've now made this soup 3 or 4 times and I've modified it by using ground turkey for the meat and southern greens in place of the spinach. Yum-o! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think it was quick and easy plus very tasty. my kids even liked it which is big. thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very hearty and easy. The pasta did soak up a lot of broth, but if you like your soups thick like I do, that's not a problem item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I recommend using chicken broth instead of chicken stock, and not using the spinach. If you use the spinach, the soup doesn't keep well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this one night for my family and everyone loved it! I personally have never had Italian wedding soup, but if it does actually taste like this, I'm on board! I sent some home to my mom too who loved it as well. This recipe is a keeper. So easy and so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After making it a couple of times, I can now whip this together in no time. It is a hearty soup that even those anti-soup people will love! (You can even sneak spinach in on 'em!) A true family favorite! Yummo! (My only change to this recipe is that the meat portion tends to make more meatballs than we like in the recipe. So, I make up the meatballs, then take some of them & lay them out on a cookie sheet to freeze. Then, the next time I make the soup, the meatballs are all made! -- The soup just needs to cook a little longer since the meatballs are frozen!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful quick soup. Everyone in the family loves this recipe. Make exactly how it says & you wont regret. Rachel you have alot of great recipes!! Keep them coming item not reviewed by moderator and published
I asked my seven-year-old what I should tell Racheal Ray about her soup. He said it was "ten stars, over the top and off the charts. He ate two large bowls of the stuff. My husband and I enjoyed it, too. I left out the spinach and forgot the nutmeg. Next time I will probably use just a bit more cheese and cut down on the garlic because the garlic overpowered the cheese. It's probably my faulth, though. While I was grating the cheese, I decided to be lazy and grate the one large clove of garlic I used. Chopping it would have made it much milder. Leftovers will require additional broth as the pasta absorbed most of it as it cooled. Thank you Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS SOUP IS SO GOOD. MY WHOLE FAMILY LOVES IT. WE ALL ARE ON THE GO CONSTANTLY SO I USUALLY MAKE THIS SOUP ON SUNDAYS TO HAVE IT FOR THE COMING WEEK FOR LUNCHES. GREAT FLAVORS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good soup and outside of the time it took to make the meatballs, it was a quick fix. My family dug in! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so simple to make but it is so delicious and scrumptious. It is a very warm and comfy type of food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought this would be too labor intensive as a stay-at-homeof two kids 30 months old...but it's NOT! It's wonderful. My husband loves it! Tastes even better the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the meatballs were great. I was generous with the Parm. Cheese though. I used mini penne and they did soak up all the broth. I wasn't in the mood to boil the pasta seperately but, definately will next time. The broth itself wasn't a wow--it was just your basic chicken soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals is my favriote show on the food channel i love meatballs and soup and this sounded really good if you haven't tried mini meatball soup you should its a really good recipe to cook with your kids i know this for a fact becuas i cooked this very meal with my mom.If your vegitarian tofu would be fine in the soup to and remember to watch thirty minute meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at a "weding soup" and I will probably not try another. This was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually love Rachael's recipes, but I hated this one. My meatballs had no discernible flavor. The only thing that differed between the meatballs and the pasta was the texture. I couldn't even finish my bowl. Sorry, I just don't see how so many people loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT! I discovered this recipe several years ago and decided to try it. My kids love chickarina, and I thought this would be similar. It turns out its WAY better and so simple to make. Now my kids prefer the homemade version! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fiancee loves this receipt. I have already made it twice. It is also great the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An easy to make and quick soup. I loved it and will be making it often. My lunch partners at work all commented on how good it looked! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a double recipe and enjoyed it all week. It gets even better as leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The one downfall I noticed with this recipe is that the pasta soaks up the broth when you have left overs. I had to add more broth or water to the leftovers to make soup. Otherwise it was just the meatballs, pasta, and spinach. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Both my husband and I really liked this. As we say, "it's a do-over." It's very filling and would suggest just the soup with maybe a little bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted great, easy to make!! A++++ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty recipe! I have been looking for a great soup recipe and finally found it. This meal was perfect after a long day of work--very comforting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
best soup I have ever made and will continue making it. This took a while to make but well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband liked it so much he took it to work for lunch all week. Neither of my kids were crazy about it though because of the spinach (I might leave it out for them next time). We substituted lean ground turkey for the fattier meats and spiced it up with some red pepper and extra garlic (yum!). We also added an extra cup of broth & water the 2nd time around because most of the liquid was absorbed by the pasta the 1st time. This one is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this dish all the time! It is awsome. The flavors are marvelous! Thanks again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make. My whole family loved it , even my future in-laws were wowed!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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