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Sopa de Fideo served in a white bowl and topped with queso fresco and fresh cilantro.
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5 from 10 votes

Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

Sopa de Fideo or Mexican Noodle Soup is a delicious soup made with simple ingredients.  With just a few ingredients you will have a hyper yummy soup in no time.  Total comfort soup at it's best!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Soup, Vegetarian Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 7 ounces fideo I use Barilla Brand, could also break thin spaghetti into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 5 roma tomatoes rinsed and quartered
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 1 small red pepper (optional) diced
  • 1 serrano pepper (optional) whole
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 teaspoons Knorr Caldo de Tomate (with chicken flavor) bouillon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Topping Ideas (Optional)

  • avocado cubes or slices
  • queso fresco crumbled with fingers
  • hot sauce
  • more cilantro
  • Mexican crema
  • toasted tortilla strips or serve with warm tortillas


  • Begin with fideo pasta or break thin pasta into small pieces.
    In large pot, add three tablespoons of oil over medium heat.  Add fideo, stir with a large spoon and toast fideo until nicely browned.
    Remove fideo from pot and set aside in a bowl.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil and add the chopped onions, chopped red pepper (I ran out of red peppers) and serrano pepper (keep whole), stir and cook for about 4 minutes.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook for another minute.  Stir ingredients well.
  • While onions, peppers and garlic is cooking, blend the tomatoes, oregano, one cup of broth and tomato bouillon until completely smooth.
  • Pour contents to the pot and add the additional chicken broth to pot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil.
    After broth has boiled, cook broth for 10 minutes on medium low.
  • Add the fideo to the pot and cook until pasta is cooked through.  About another 10-12 minutes.
    Serve soup alone or with toppings.  


Serving: 6g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.8mg