Rating: 4.32 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

I've been to many Mexican restaurants and they seem to always give you a small cup of Sopa de Fideos (noodle soup) before the meal. This can easily be made at home with just a few ingredients. This is my version of this tasty Mexican noodle soup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the tomatoes, onion, and garlic into a blender, and pulse several times to get the mixture moving; blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and stir in the pasta. Fry the pasta gently, stirring often, until the pasta is golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Pour the tomato mixture into a large saucepan, and stir in chicken broth and noodles. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium low; simmer until the noodles are tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, and stir in the cilantro; simmer 2 more minutes to cook cilantro.

Cook's Note

You can substitute angel hair pasta, broken into small pieces, for fideo.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 6.8mg; sodium 1507mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (48)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2011
Simple fast soup. Use the mexican chicken broth. It is mixed w flavorful spices that makes it very yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
I made this as directed with no changes and found it quite bland. My kids didnt like it at all. It might help to add some jalepenos to the onions and garlic with the tomatoes when blending in the blender. I ended up adding a bit of cheese whiz to my bowl. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
Simple fast soup. Use the mexican chicken broth. It is mixed w flavorful spices that makes it very yummy! Read More
(56)
Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
I made this as directed with no changes and found it quite bland. My kids didnt like it at all. It might help to add some jalepenos to the onions and garlic with the tomatoes when blending in the blender. I ended up adding a bit of cheese whiz to my bowl. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2012
YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2014
Made as directed and it was pretty good. I think this is more of a base to create many different types of Fideo. Simmer down more and it is more of how my Mexican mother-in-law makes it for the grand babies. Add more chicken broth and slightly less tomato and its more of how I like it, broth-ier. I will add some shredded chicken fajitas and make it more of a smokey tex-mex flavor soup next time. Mexican spouse LOVED it! This is a good start of a lot of different style recipes. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2014
Very good! I love this soup, but because of heart failure, I'm on a very sodium restrictive diet. So I made exactly as written, but made with 32 oz low-sodium chicken broth,1 tsp no sodium chicken bouillon granules,unsalted diced tomatoes with oregano, basil and garlic, and it was goooood! To the average person it's probably a little bland, but for me it was perfect and I got my soup fix I was craving. Update: I have since made this recipe several times. I've added a 4 oz can of diced green chilis and definitely use fresh cilantro if you can. Also added 10 oz extra lean ground turkey cooked with Mrs. Dash taco season and added it to the soup. It's a great way to add a little protein to a nice, light soup. This is definitely one of my favorite very low sodium soups on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2014
Followed this recipe to the T and it turned out really deliciously.... definitely glad I picked this one to try Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2015
Very simple recipe. It doesn't have a lot of flavor however. I like to use fire roasted tomatoes or diced tomatoes and chilies. Also I add cayenne powder chili powder and a cube of Knorr's caldo de tomate. Its really delicious right out of the pot... but let it sit over night and when you have it the next day it'll have a strong flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2014
actually upon going over those ingredients I do a lot differently as far as measurements go.. this soup is superb. I use 3 tomatoes a sliver of white onion (about 1/8 of it) 3 cloves of garlic (or more I'm a garlic nut) and chicken broth.. blend all of the ingredients and cook it down till it reduces a few times and the flavor marries. Of course salt & pepper to taste. Sometimes I'll add egg noodles but it tastes fine w/o. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2014
Such simple ingredients yet such an impactful and delicate flavor. I prefer to use the cilantro fresh as a garnish on top. mmm! Read More
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