Sopa seca de fideo was, and still is, one of my favorite traditional Mexican dishes. This super easy Mexican-style pasta dish is my go to recipe any night of the week. Kids love it, adults adore it and ask for seconds. I am 99.9 % sure that sopa seca was my first taste of solid foods as a baby, lol! Both my Mom and Dad would prepare this dish for us. So as you can imagine everytime I prepare it, I am filled with nostalgia with all the aromas of the toasted(fried) fideo as I am cooking it.
Sopa Seca de Fideo(Mexican-Style Pasta)
- 6 oz. fideo pasta
- 1/4 of a white onion sliced thick
- 2 cloves of garlic smashed
- 1 cup tomato sauce or 3 small roma tomatoes, blended until smooth
- 1 chipotle in adobo
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle
- 3 cups of warm chicken broth
- 1/3 tsp. cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- small handful of cilantro
- Lime wedges
- Mexican crema
- Cotija cheese crumbled or grated
- Cilantro chopped
- To a skillet, add 3 tablespoons of oil and heat to medium heat. Add in the fideo pasta and spread out evenly.
- After a few minutes the pasta will begin to toast and become aromatic. Stir frequently so it doesn't burn for the next few minutes.
- Add the onions and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.
- Blend the tomato sauce with chipotle and adobo sauce. Add to the skillet and stir in gently. Ladle in3 cups of warm chicken broth and stir gently to combine. Stir in cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Add cilantro on top.
- Cook uncovered, stirring gently, now and then until most of the broth has evaporated. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Remove the large pieces of onion and garlic, if you wish. Garnish with lime, crema, queso and cilantro.
Frying the pasta really adds delicious layers of flavor!
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Thank you Vincent. I have contacted Pinterest about this issue. I am still waiting to resolve this. Hopefully it will be taken care of soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Congratulations on your new blog look, Sonia! So easy to navigate and love that I can print your recipes!!!
Thank you Ana! The new recipes are print friendly. I still have to go through all the older recipes and switch them to the new format! Lol! It’s a work in progress, but will get done eventually. Thanks!!
Can you make this without the chipotle?
Yws, of course.
What Mexican meat dish would you serve alongside sopa?
Any meat dish is good really. First recipes that come to mind are picadillo with potatoes, carne guisada is good too. Or simply serve with some quesadillas on the side.
This simple fideo recipe resulted in the taste I always thought was possible with fideo. Added a green chilli in with onions, and blended chipotle. Served with limes and crema. Thank you for posting. I’m going to use this as my go to base recipe.
Thank you Rico! That’s a wonderful compliment! I appreciate the feedback!