"This particular recipe is a one-pot wonder with everything being cooked in the broth, including the meatballs. It's incredibly forgiving too, so change the amounts of the spices, etc., to fit your tastes. I have made this soup 3 times now for company, and each time, all three sets of guests raved that it was the best soup they'd ever had. Even my picky 3 1/2 year old who rarely eats much for dinner requested that I make this soup often, after eating 3 bowls! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that if you're careful with the ingredients, it is a gluten-free recipe."