This was a very hearty soup. I changed a few things. I made it with lean ground turkey, that I browned in onion and beef bouillon, I also used low sodium, fat free beef broth instead of water. I used Velvetta Light cheese also. I doubled the recipe too, for leftovers. This soup is great with a loaf of homemade bread. It tastes like you spent lots of time in the kitchen and was very simple to make. My family liked it. Its a stick to your ribs kinda meal.