The meat can be replaced with any meat you like, pork, lamb or beef. I do go crazy sometimes and mix the meats which is something that I really enjoy doing with soups, stews and casseroles. On the other hand if you want to keep it vegetarian, drop in 4-5 eggs (I love ❤️ egg in soups and I recall asking my mum to drop few eggs in and I prayed they’ll all end up in my bowl. I don’t know whether was my prayers or my mums serving manners but I always did get my eggs in my soup every time. Bless her. She always knew and knows how to make me happy. Oh, well.....Happy times! ?
Going back to this soup, you can add beans, lentils, chickpeas or more veggies if you want to keep it vegan. I’m sure you’d know exactly what to do but I’m only trying to say that this soup is delicious any way you choose to have it and fairly versatile. Another crazy but super tasty thing I do is to add one or two crushed and finely chopped garlic to it right at the end, I would say when you put in the pasta, add some garlic if you like it as much as I do. If you fancy you could also add 4-5 fresh chopped tomatoes, this will also help with holding the potatoes in shape and not getting all mushy and if you fancy doing this add them 5 minutes after dropping the potatoes in. Bon Appétit!