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Sopa de Fideo is an incredibly simple yet flavorful soup made with a tomato-based broth and toasted vermicelli noodles. Its simple and comforting but also because of the warm, fuzzy nostalgic feelings it brings!

sopa de fideo

Our abuelitas were so smart – they naturally made dinnertime as painless as possible. For example, this sopa de fideo is the ultimate one-pot pasta dish.

This one-pot pasta dish is the classic Mexican spaghetti you probably grew up eating.

When my kids have friends over I usually whip up a pot of sopa de fideo. It’s ready in less than 20 minutes and every kid loves it.

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Just like we toast arroz in a bit of oil, we do this with the dried fideo too. This really adds a toasted and nutty dimension of flavor.

Fideo - Mexican comfort food

Unlike fideo seco where the puree mixture fully evaporates, this fideo has extra liquid to serve as a soup.

Watch this video to see how simple it is to make sopa de fideo.

sopa de fideo

How to make Sopa de Fideo

  • In a blender place onion, tomatoes, garlic, bouillon, pepper, cumin seeds, and 1 cup of water; and puree until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and add fideo. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes until fideo is slightly toasted, but not burned.
  • Stir in the pureed mixture to the fideo until the puree thickens and darkens, about 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining 3 cups of water and bring soup to a boil and continue to stir occasionally.
  • Add in cilantro, cover and reduce to low heat. Cook for 10 minutes until pasta is tender.
  • Check the salt and adjust to taste before serving.

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Sopa de Fideo

Sopa de fideo is an incredibly simple yet flavorful soup made with a tomato-based broth and toasted vermicelli noodles. Its simple and comforting but also because of the warm, fuzzy nostalgic feelings it brings!
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Ingredients

  • ½ white onion, quartered
  • 3 roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon tomato bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch cumin seeds
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 7 ounce pack fideo, thin noodles - see notes
  • 6 to 8 cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • In a blender place onion, tomatoes, garlic, bouillon, pepper, cumin seeds, and 1 cup of water; and puree until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and add fideo. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes until fideo is slightly toasted, but not burned.
  • Stir in the pureed mixture to the fideo until the puree thickens and darkens, about 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining 3 cups of water and bring soup to a boil and continue to stir occasionally.
  • Add in cilantro, cover and reduce to low heat. Cook for 10 minutes until pasta is tender.
  • Check the salt and adjust to taste before serving.

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Notes

  •  Fideos is a general word for any kind of noodles or pasta, whether made with or without egg in the dough.

Nutrition

Calories: 360.79kcal, Carbohydrates: 59.69g, Protein: 11.85g, Fat: 8.33g, Saturated Fat: 1.61g, Cholesterol: 67.47mg, Sodium: 48.13mg, Potassium: 293.26mg, Fiber: 3.28g, Sugar: 2.77g, Vitamin A: 442.99IU, Vitamin C: 5.62mg, Calcium: 38.32mg, Iron: 1.65mg

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Photography: Jenna Sparks 

Originally published: March 2018. 

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