Just what the doctor ordered {Sopa de Fideo}

Hubby and Jack aren't feeling good today.  Whenever Hubby is sick, I usually make a large pot of Caldo de Pollo But since Jack isn't feeling too good either, I decided to make him one of his favorites...Sopa Aguada de Fideo.

Sopa Aguada de Fideo is a soupier version of Sopa de Pasta.  It can be served as a side dish, but is hearty enough to be served as a main dish as well. 

Sopa de Fideo
(yields 8 cups of soup)


  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 6 to 8 oz. fideo (vermicelli)
  • 1 dried chile de arbol (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato sauce

Puree the tomatoes and onion in a blender with 2 cups of water; set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 2-quart saucepan.  Add the fideo and chile de arbol.

Saute over medium-high heat until the noodles turn a deep golden brown.

Carefully add the puree mixture, along with the chicken broth and tomato sauce.  Cover saucepan and bring soup to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer until noodles are cooked through.

Serve with Classic Quesadillas.  Enjoy!!!



  1. my suegra likes to make this and of course her boys eat it up. Maybe I'll make it for hubby! Thx!


  2. Oh yum, I want some of this and I'm not even sick!!! I can't wait to try this. I am so glad I found your blog!!

  3. Hi Leslie. I love your blog, it's so colorful. Fideo is dinner itself. When I was young and my parents had little money, this was food. Fideo, beans, rice, tortillas, and whatever veggies were grown outside. Your fideo looks great. Every time I come here I get hungry. I just came from girliechefs blog and she made tortilla soup. Ayeeeee, tengo hungry.:) Thanks for sharing, have a great Wednesday.

  4. oh so yummy! perfect for a rainy weather, which is what we're having...

  5. Oh yum- total comfort food. My grandma is the only one who ever makes fideo, but we just love it.

  6. oooooh... this I know is some kind of good, think I'm feeling a little sickly all of a sudden, wonder what I could make???

  7. We eat it at our house with avocado, queso fresco, y platano. My kids love it :)

  8. Hola !! Estoy muy contenta de haber encontrado tu blog; y me encantan tus recetas. Sigue adelante y x favor  podrias poner mas recetas de Curesma? gracias desde South Dakota!

  9. Puerto Ricans eat something like this when they have a cold, but they call it sopa de pollo, and they don't saute the noodles. My [Puerto Rican] mom uses chicken, chicken stock, tomato sauce, sweet onions, green and red bell peppers, garlic, and cilantro.

  10. you remember me...I used to print the recipes but have forgot how to do it...do you know....i was able to print just the recipe i wanted not all the other stuff on the side and it was maybe 4 pages, but whatever i'm doing it is from 12 to 16, lol

    please help if you know how, i like all the illustrations when i'm making it

    rita Allen
    Odessa, TX

  11. this is so good. i love every recipe you offer. everyone should try it.