Sopa de Fideo | Mexican Noodle Soup

BY : PUBLISHED : July 1st, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

From the author, Toni Okamoto: Here’s a quick and easy recipe for the sopa de fideo that my grandma used to make for me. It’s a Mexican pasta dish spiced with cumin, and it’s very, very delicious. It also happens to be extremely inexpensive, all the ingredients cost me less than $2!

Thanks to my Mom for donating this recipe.

From Plant-Based on a Budget: This recipe screams comfort and coziness. Sopa de fideo is a traditional Mexican soup passed from generation to generation and loved by many. Get ready to fall in love with a super simple, very affordable, and uber delicious dish!

What is Sopa de Fideo?

Sopa de Fideo is Spanish for noodle soup. “Fideo” is a noodle and “sopa” is soup. It is usually made with a stock-based soup and fideos which are Mexican-style thin and short noodles you can find in the Hispanic aisle at the supermarket. They are very budget-friendly at only .40 cents per bag. Amazing! If you have trouble finding them you can always use angel hair pasta and break into pieces.

15-Minute Dinner

This Mexican noodle soup is a real catch. You can prepare it easily, quickly, and with items, you probably already have in your pantry (make sure you always keep some fideos or angel hair pasta in there!). In 15 minutes, you can whip up an amazingly comforting dinner and feed your family and friends (you might need to adjust the recipe if you need more than 4-5 servings).

As always, you’re more than welcome to get creative and experiment with some new add ons or replacements. Adding those sad-looking veggies to this Sopa de Fideo might be a good idea!

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Sopa de Fideo | Mexican Noodle Soup

Toni Okamoto
Get ready to enjoy this super delicious and traditional Sopa de Fideo! It is a perfect choice for those days when you need a bit of comfort!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 470 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 7 ounces of fideo pasta
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of diced zucchini
  • 5 cups of veggie broth (I used 3 vegetable bouillon cube dissolved in 5 cups of water)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 8 ounces of tomato sauce


  • In a medium pan over medium-high heat, saute the onion and garlic for 1 minute. Add zucchini and fideo noodles and saute until the noodles become a very light brown (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Add broth, cumin, tomatoes, and tomato sauce and thoroughly combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes, or until noodles have softened.Enjoy!


Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 97gProtein: 17gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2963mgPotassium: 990mgFiber: 7gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 2403IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword authentic, cumin, fideo, mexican, onion, plant-based, recipe, sopa, tomato, tomatoes, vegan
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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