About this recipe: My kids love this hearty, delish soup. I like topping it with freshly grated parmesan. If you like it a smooth, purée half and return to pot for a silky consistency.
Make it veg by using a vegetable stock cube instead.
I subbed fresh dill for the rosemary. This was quite good. I also simmered for quite awhile to soften everything up - 19 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Altered ingredient amounts. I added 1 medium onion and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika - 15 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)
I have to say three stars because although I used the basic recipe, I also added my own touches...I like to use less water, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 cups, I also added 28oz can crushed tomatoes instead of the diced, more garlic of course, and this goes really well with couscous, and chicken breast pieces fried separately in garlic...that way you can also make the meat eaters happy, and bump this up to a meal. - 14 Feb 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)