I made this today for dinner tonight. Have not yet served it, but have sampled it. It seems to be lacking in some flavor, and I would definitely not cook the shells in the soup the next time as they have all turned to mush. I am not sure what it is lacking, but it just needs something more for flavor. Maybe a can of tomato paste or something, to flavor the broth a bit more???? I would make it again, but definitely with some tweaking since the recipe as written isn't doing much for me.