Sopa de Fideo {noodle soup}

The other day before my son got out of the car he said, “Mom, Will you make Sopa today?”  Sopa is a mexican version of easy chicken noodle soup.  I love to cook – especially when my kids request one of their favorites. I remember as a child that this type of request was made to my mom on many occasion. All day, I looked forward to eating the Sopa and when I got home from school, my mother had it ready for me. Sopa de Fideo is a popular dish amongst my familia and many hispanic families. When my boys were little and began to eat more solid foods, this is one of the first things that they tried.  I clearly remember them eating this with their hands and making such a mess but enjoying every bite – even licking the tray on the high chair! It is such a comfort food for me and brings back so many memories from my childhood and now it is doing the same thing for my children.  I love how something so simple as this sopa has joined all the generations in my famlia. I hope you will enjoy this too!

sopa de fideo


Sopa de Fideo


7.05oz package of dry noodles (fideo)

1/2 onion

1 can tomato sauce

1 – 32oz  Chicken broth

2 cooked shredded chicken breasts


sopa de fideo ingredients

There are many different pasta options to choose from for this soup. In the picture below are some of the most popular types of pastas used. The most common is the fideo and the letras (alphabet). My boys loved the sopa de letras, when they were young they loved looking for the letters in their name. When they were learning to read they would make sight words with the letters.  There are many ingredients you can add to this soup – cooked chicken, cubed potatoes and any veggie you like. It just depends on your personal preference.


sopa de fideo


How to make Sopa de Fideo:

1. Drizzle a little cooking oil in a 2.5QT pan/pot on medium heat.  Add your onion and fideo (pasta). Keep stirring until the fideo is golden brown in color. I use large pieces of onion so I can pick them out later.

2. Once the fideo is browned add 1 can of tomato sauce, quickly stir the tomato sauce, and then add 1 32oz of chicken stock. Lastly, add the cooked shredded chicken breast.  Place on low heat. It should take about 30 minutes or until the pasta is soft. When it’s ready, pick out the large pieces of onion.


sopa de fideo


Doesn’t that look so good!  Is there particular food that you enjoyed as a child?

Buen Provecho!

Sopa de Fideo {noodle soup}

Sopa de Fideo {noodle soup}


  • 7.05 Package of dry noodles (fideo)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 cooked shredded Chicken Breasts


  1. 1. Drizzle a little cooking oil in a 2.5QT pan/pot on medium heat. Add your onion and fideo(pasta). Keep stirring until the fideo is golden brown in color.
  2. 2. Once the fideo is browned add 1 can of tomato sauce, quickly stir the tomato sauce, and then add the 32oz of chicken broth. Lastly, add the cooked shredded chicken breast. Place on low heat. It should take about 30 minutes or until the pasta is soft.

Latina Mama Rama


  1. This looks delicious! I never thought of using large pieces of onion like that. I’ve never made this type of soup but with other dishes I’m chopping and chopping. I’ll have to try this recipe out, I love making soups in the winter.

  2. Hey! Do you think this would work with vegetable broth (would it be as tasty?) We are vegetarian and so I love the idea of simmering the noodles and tomato sauce/soup, but want to make sure it would still have the same depth/complexity of flavor.

    • Yes, it would definitely work with vegetable broth and you can add any veggies you like. Let me know how it turns out and how you like the soup. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. my Cuban grandmother would loooove this. She used to make sopa de fideo literally every day. My nephew used to tell my mom, “I want Mami Dora’s soup for lunch today.” hahaha

    • My mom made it for me too and she makes for my boys all the time. It’s popular in latino cultures and I love how everyone has their own version. That’s what I love about food.

  4. Ophelia! I am so happy you shared this at THE Pin It Party. Friends of mine own a local Mexican restaurant, and I love their sopa de fideo. Problem is, they don’t always have it and I can’t eat there every day! I can’t wait to try this!

    • Thank you so much this morning for letting me know! It really is such a simple and delicious soup. You can make it to your own preference. Thanks again for stopping by!

  5. Chery Caridad says:

    I love the idea of browning the noodles and simmering them with the tomato sauce. It sounds delicious and so simple to make.

  6. That looks so good! I have already made 2 soups this week…we could live on soup all winter! Pinning this one now too!!

  7. I love sopa de fideo!

  8. YUM! I am obsessed with Mexican food so this is going on my short list of meals to be made in the next week! Did I mention my obsession with Mexican food???

  9. This looks absolutely delicious! I had no idea how many different pastas there were. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Umm Ummm good!! I love Sopa de Fideo!!!
    I need to come over quick, you make all my favorites!
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday!!

  11. I love noodles:)

    I have now added you on all my social medias. Do you have bloglovin by the way?

    I am waiting for my new blog design to get finish, and then I will get a link button too. Will let you know when you can come in and get it:)

  12. Can you make it without chicken broth and also add sazon?

    • My mom puts caldo de tomate con sabor de pollo powder and the cube one as well instead of the broth and it’s delicious. The brand is knorr.

  13. Samantha Smith says:

    This brings back so many childhood memories! Quick tip ladies, you can also add cilantro right before you simmer. It gives it that extra flavor. Some are finicky about cilantro. I for one love it! Great blog!

  14. sharon ouka says:

    Hello. Im going to try this, I’m sure its delicious. I make it often for my grandchildren (as I did for my children when they were little). I just have one question….my grandma use to add garlic salt, and garlic powder, and thats how i continue to do it. Is there a reason you don’t?

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