Sopita de Fideo | Mexican Fideo Soup

Sopa de Fideo: A Delicious Mexican Noodle Soup
 Sopa de Fideo, also known as Sopita de Fideo, is a traditional tomato-broth noodle soup that is a staple of both Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. It pairs perfectly with a lunchtime sandwich or wrap, adding a touch of warmth and comfort to your meal.

Sopita de Fideo in wood bowl
Mexican Fideo soup is what my childhood memories are made of. It is a warm comforting soup made with an aromatic tomato base and golden brown noodles. I made this soup(Sopa) a lot, it's inexpensive and quick, and my kids loved it. Sopa de Fideo can be made with or without cheese, but my family loves cheese. 

Fideo pasta can be bought at most grocery stores, but if you have trouble finding Fideo pasta, use thin spaghetti, and break it up.

Why You'll Love Sopa de Fideo
  • Budget-Friendly: This soup is budget-friendly but so rich in flavor
  • Quick and easy to make for any meal
  • The perfect soup with a grilled ham & cheese sandwich, chicken torta, or quesadilla.
  • The perfect soup for  Meatless Mondays, just add a warm bolillo bread or a salad to complete the meal.

Ingredients in Mexican Fideo Soup

  • Pasta: Fideo can be found in most grocery stores in the Hispanic section or Mexican grocery stores. If you can't find fideo, use thin spaghetti and break it into 2-inch pieces.
  • Onion: White or yellow onions, diced
  • Garlic: Minced
  • Broth: Vegetable or chicken ( if you don't have broth, just use water)
  • Tomatoes: Canned diced tomatoes or you can dice fresh tomatoes.
  • Cheese: I use Mexican blend shredded cheese, but Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Quesadilla, and Cheddar cheese, are all perfect for this soup.
  • Spices: Salt, ground cumin, black pepper
  • Cooking oil: vegetable oil, canola oil, or olive oil

How to make Sopa de Fideo

  • In a blender add cans of tomatoes...or you can also use roasted fresh tomatoes.

  •  Add chopped onion, cumin, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of broth. Blend well and set aside.

  • Add the noodles to a large saucepan with a tablespoon of oil. Cook the noodles over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until some of them are turning a light brown. Add the tomato-onion mixture to the saucepan and combine it well with the noodles.

Add remaining vegetable broth, bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through. Add Mexican blend cheese, and cook for 5 minutes more.

Optional Toppings: 

  • Crumbled Cotija Cheese
  • Mexican Cheese Blend
  • lime wedges
  • Avocado slices

Serve with 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chicken Fajita Wrap

Sopita de Fideo in bowl with spoon

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Sopa de Fideo