Sopa de Fideo is a delicious budget friendly Mexican Noodle Soup made with a vegetable tomato spicy broth with aromatics, herbs and pan-fried angel hair noodles.
You are just going to love Sopa de Fideo because it is super easy to throw together, has only 6 ingredients and can be on your table in under 30 minutes. Kids just love this recipe too! You got to love that.
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What is Sopa de Fideo?
In Spanish, Sopa means soup and Fideo is noodles. Sopa de Fideo loosely translates to noodle soup. However, it is not just any noodles, it is usually made with fideo noodles. These are super fine noodles usually made with durum wheat and water, rolled, cut into about 1.5 to 2-inch pieces and dried. However, the part that makes this Mexican Noodle Soup authentic is toasting the fideo noodles first before putting them in the soup. It may be difficult to find fideo noodles, but angel hair pasta noodles work great as a substitution and that is what we used.
What substitutions can I make in the recipe?
We have made the sopa de fideo recipe vegetarian with the addition of a vegetable broth and added little topping of crumbly cotija cheese. However, you can make the recipe completely vegan just top with a little chopped avocado and extra cilantro. Feel free to make this recipe with chicken broth or bone broth. If you want to add chopped chicken, ground beef or other protein just be sure to fry that up before adding the broth. Need this recipe gluten free, no problem. Just toast the noodles and add to the soup broth after the soup base had a least 20 minutes to cook and mingle the flavors. Follow the directions on your gluten free pasta for cooking direction.
- Your sopa de fideo ( Mexican Soup Recipe) will thicken as it sets. If you want to reheat the leftovers you will need to add a little more broth and re-season to serve again.
- We like to use fire roasted tomatoes. We used the ones in a can as this time of the year, fresh tomatoes are not in season. If tomatoes are in season, feel free to fire roast your own roma tomatoes, peel and add to the soup base.
- Fresh Cilantro (coriander) really makes this recipe delicious. However, we know that some individuals have an aversion to cilantro. You can exchange with a teaspoon of dried oregano.
Sopa de Fideo is budget friendly
Angel hair noodles - $1.50
Fire roasted tomatoes - $2.50
Vegetable broth 2 (32 ounces) - $2.88
Cilantro - $0.99
Jalapeno - $0.50
Onion - $0.75
Garlic - $0.30
Total - $ 9.42 to feed 4. That is only around $2.35 a plate. Pretty frugal no matter where you are in the world. You may actually have some of these items already in your pantry.
We hope you enjoy this quick and easy weekday Mexican Noodle Soup Recipe.
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Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)
- 8 oz Angel hair pasta
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 28 oz Tomatoes canned fire roasted
- 1 Onion
peeled and chopped
- 1 Jalapeno
seeds removed and sliced
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 6 cup Vegetable broth
- salt and pepper
- ½ cup cilantro
- fresh lime
- Cotija cheese garnish (optional)
- Break your angel hair pasta in 1.5 to 2inch sections.
- Add olive oil to your pan and over a medium heat saute angel hair pasta until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In a food processor, add canned fire roasted tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno and blend until well mixed.
- In a large soup pot, add your tomato mixture from your food processor, vegetable broth, salt and pepper to taste and cook over medium heat simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Add your toasted sautéed noodles to the soup broth and cilantro and simmer for about 7-8 minutes or until aldente. Do not boil.
- Garnish with a drizzle of fresh lime juice, avocado and crumbled cotija cheese if desired. Enjoy!