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Bowl of Sopa de Fideo with cilantro garnish.
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Sopa de Fideo

Simple and comforting, Sopa de Fideo is short on ingredients and long on flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 505kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • blender or food processor
  • soup pot
  • measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fideo noodles
  • 1 14.5 oz. Can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 small yellow or white onion diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 avocado optional
  • ¼ cup cilantro optional


  • Combine the canned tomatoes with onions and garlic in a small food processor or blender.
  • Blend for about 2 - 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the fideo noodles and saute for 2 - 3 minutes until the noodles are golden brown.
  • Add the tomato mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the cumin and then the chicken stock and stir to combine.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 5 - 10 minutes to blend flavors.



Tomatoes:You can use regular diced tomatoes instead of tomatoes and chiles. If you want the soup a little spicier you can a fresh jalepeno or ½ teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce.
Stock: For a vegetarian version, you can easily use vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.
Jazz up the soup with any of these optional garnishes!
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Diced avocado
  • Crumbled Queso Fresco
  • Fried tortilla strips
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh Mexican Crema
  • Hot sauce if you like it spicier
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. Place in a freezer safe container and cover. 
You can re heat the soup in the microwave or on the stove top. 


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg