I did read reviews that the recipe was bland. I made a couple of happy mistakes. The first was cooking the noodles halfway by themselves so I added them to 6 cups of low sodium broth and omitted the extra 2 cups of water this probably enhanced the broth. I did not have nutmeg so I used pumpkin spice but it came out faster than anticipated and I ended up with about 1/2 to 1 tsp of pumpkin spice and this resulted in a delicious broth. I also added 1 clove of finely chopped garlic but really didn't taste it. There was a lot of flavor packed in. My teenage son and husband also really liked this soup.
Normally I'm a lurker and don't participate in anything on the internet but this recipe was so good and so easy I had to chime in an say something The whole process took me an hour from buying the ingredients to eating. Just following the directions made a delicious soup that even my dad loved. Good job Eatingwell! =)
I made this with kale (instead of arugula) and added garlic to the soup as well about 3 minced cloves. I didn't get the perfect feathery strands of egg but the flavor was good. I found barilla wheat pasta shells in medium size and added the whole can of chickpeas instead of half. I thought the chickpea texture was a little overpowering to the rest of the dish. Next time I will try it with butter beans instead. Overall a great quick recipe for a week night and it was filling. Pros: Cons:
I made it to the recipe and used baby arugula. This is one of my favorites soup recipes by far! I know a reviewer said it was bland. I loved that it wasn t drenched in sodium like soups tend to be. I thought I may have to add a tiny bit of salt but it doesn t need it at all. I might add a little cumin next time that s it!
If you like scrambled eggs... The eggs scrambled and it was absolutely disgusting. I had to throw the entire pot out. I put the pot on low and waited and waited before putting the eggs in because I didn't want them to scramble. They feathered nicely at first but then as the soup sat (even with the burner off!) the eggs scrambled and things were gross. I had one bowl of the soup right after cooking and it was just okay. I was really craving egg drop soup and was sorely disappointed. What a waste. Pros: Quick. That's about it. Cons: Eggs scrambled.