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Sopa de Fideo

Sopa de Fideo

This easy and comforting Mexican classic combines a light tomato-based broth with toasted noodles.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4


  • 1 stockpot/Dutch oven
  • 1 blender


  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 cups fideo noodles
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ jalapeno, seed removed for less hear if desired
  • 1 cup water
  • lime wedges for serving
  • cotija cheese for serving


  • Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat with oil.
  • Add the fideo noodles. Stir them occasionally for about 5 minutes until they are lightly golden brown and toasted.
  • Add the tomato paste. Stir until the noodles are coated and allow the tomato paste to cook for a couple of minutes until it goes from bright red to a deeper brown color.
  • Add the fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cup of water to a blender. Blend until it is smooth.
  • Pour the tomato sauce into the pot. Add the chicken broth and seasonings and stir to combine.
  • Allow the soup to simmer for 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • To serve, top with cotija cheese, extra jalapeno slices, and serve with lime wedges.
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