Posted: 3/6/2013 10:40:19 AM
Here's the rest of my review: OMG! B.L.A.N.D. to the MAX...and this is coming from someone who LOVES mild tasting food! The ONLY impression I got was as if I opened up a can of beans, a can of tomatoes, ladled them into a bowl and threw some meatballs on top! I ended up tossing in a smoked ham hock and a handful of additional herbs and spices and pureeing the heck out of the broth to get some flavour. Epic Waste! We both had 1/2 a bowl and then strained out the meatballs to feed the dog and tossed the remainder of it. SO sorry that I need to post this review; most Pillsbury recipes I try are K
Posted: 3/6/2013 10:38:02 AM
I had to think long and hard before I gave this recipe a One Star review. Was it fair since so many others LOVED this soup? Well, I guess it IS fair, considering our reaction to it. Our house is a huge fan of any bean soup and I have many a Tried & True recipe. But, I don't have one like this with the canneloni beans so I decided to make it in advance of our weekly snow storms. Being fair to the recipe, I bought 100% of the Brand Names recommended, even though they were far more expensive than the generic brands. Made it in a crock pot; tasted it at the 4 hour mark. OMG! B.L.A.N.D. to the MAX.
Posted: 3/1/2013 1:20:58 PM
I made this for dinner and it was wonderful. I used the store bought Italian seasoned meatballs and the flavor was enhanced. I plan on making this again and leftovers were even tastier!
Posted: 3/1/2013 10:00:42 AM
I would say only okay. Wouldn't make it again. My husband wouldn't even finish is.
Posted: 2/22/2013 6:35:32 PM
I have to cook low sodium/low fat. I used veggie meatballs found in the organic section of the grocery and omitted salt. Adding cumin/chili powder and as most of you did, I added an extra can of beans. I rinsed the beans under running water for a few seconds before adding.
Both the veggie meatballs and the veggie crumbles are a great way to prepare spaghetti/meatballs, meatball hoagies,etc, and lasagna with the crumbles, plus they are really good in chili.
Posted: 2/20/2013 8:06:57 AM
Make your own meatballs. cooking for yourself is better for you and more satisfying.
Posted: 2/19/2013 3:46:35 PM
This was tasty but if you have kids like mine who won't eat veggies this is a perfect solution. I cook about 2 cups of mixed vegetables (left overs or new)in the broth first, until they are soft, then add the tomatoes and with a mixer wand (you can use other method) I puree them. Then proceed with prep as directed,adding veggies to the mix. I've also added 1 Tbs. corn starch for a thicker soup. They never know they are eatting healthy.
Posted: 10/23/2012 7:51:10 PM
This soup was delicious and super easy. The next time I will add more double the beans because we felt like it needed more of that but otherwise it was a hit!
Posted: 1/27/2012 2:49:15 AM
absolutely terrific ! super easy and very tasty. I added an extra can of both beans and tomatoes PLUS cooked pasta before serving. simply delicious.
Posted: 11/18/2011 2:30:16 PM
YUM!!!! Even my children (2,8,and 9) ate it up and asked for seconds. It seemed a little too soupy for me. So I thickened it up with some rice and added some more cannellini beans but I smashed them first. I would definitely make this again next week.