Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s Spaghetti and Meatball “Stoup” | Food Network

Rachael prepares a satisfying meal with a twist on spaghetti and meatballs – thicker than soup, thinner than stew

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Spaghetti and Meatball “Stoup” (thicker than soup, thinner than stew)
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Total: 45 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 25 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
1 carrot, peeled and chopped into a small dice
1 medium yellow skinned onion, chopped
2 small ribs celery from the heart, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups tomato sauce or one 14-ounce can plus one 8-ounce can
3 cups chicken stock, available in a box on the soup aisle
1 pound ground beef, pork and veal mix (meatloaf mix), available at butcher counter
1/2 cup grated cheese, Parmigiano or Romano, plus more to pass at table
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, a few handfuls
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
1/2 pound spaghetti, broken in half
1 cup basil leaves, torn or shredded
1 loaf Italian crusty bread, for dunking


Preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, carrots, onions, celery, garlic and saute 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and stock and cover pot. Turn up heat and bring to a fast boil.

While soup comes to a boil, mix the ground meat with cheese, bread crumbs, egg and parsley. Roll into 1 1/2- to 2-inch balls.

Remove lid from soup and slide balls into soup. Bring back to a boil then stir in spaghetti. Reduce the heat and simmer soup 10 minutes more, until pasta is tender and balls have cooked through. Stir in basil and remove “stoup” from the stove. Serve soup with bread and cheese.

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35 Replies to “Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s Spaghetti and Meatball “Stoup” | Food Network”

  1. Would they PLEASE just get over with it already and rename the 'comments section' into the 'peanut gallery' since it seems to be mostly frequented by trashy unintelligent classless losers.

    Typical. Female cooks always get the most shit about pretty everything. From their actual cooking, to their looks, all the way down to how they talk. And the most absurd part about it is that the males in these comments attacking her and degrading her are probably the same kind of males who scream at their wives/girlfriends (should they have any, God forbid) to 'get back in the kitchen', yet here they are critiquing a woman on how she's cooking and what not. They're not happy even when the woman IS IN the kitchen. Pathetic losers. Oh, and of course we have the angry Italians in here ranting about how this is some kind of 'abomination' of a spaghetti & meatballs recipe. It's just a different version of it, calm down you pretentious cunts.

  2. I don't mind the cutesey playfulness of this recipe. What really bugs me is that she didn't sear the meatballs first. Or even brown them under the broiler. I mean it wouldn't have taken all that much time and it adds so much more flavor!

  3. I just got done reading all the comments on this video. and I swear there's so many disgusting perverts on here like seriously keep your nasty comments to yourself. she's married anyway she's never gonna give you a fucking blowjob or a hand job so get over it! She's a great cook and this is about food not your fantasies.

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