Sopa de Estrellitas Recipe

My mom has been making this traditional Mexican soup – Sopa de Estrellitas – for as long as I can remember. I never learned how to make it… but luckily the Hubster did. It’s uber-easy to make and tastes great with sandwiches. You can find the bag of pasta in the Mexican food aisle at your local major supermarket. They come in other shapes as well including spaghetti style and in alphabet shapes.


1/2 tbsp. oil (any kind)
1 diced tomato
1/4 diced onion
2 – 14 oz. cans of broth (we use veggie broth)
8 oz. tomato sauce
7 oz. bag of stars pasta

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe


1) Heat 1/4 tbsp. in a large skillet. We used a pot only because we no longer have our large skillet.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

2) Add pasta and onion. Stir until the pasta has lightly browned.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

3) You’ll notice a distinct smell when it’s nice and brown like this.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

4) Add broth, diced tomato and tomato sauce.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

5) Tip: Pour a little of the broth into the tomato sauce can to get any excess sauce that might left. You’ll want all the tomato goodness from that itty-bitty can.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

6) Bring soup to a boil then simmer on medium heat for 8-12 minutes or until pasta is soft. Add about two cups of water and salt to taste once pasta is soft.

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

Buen provecho!

Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe
Sopa de estrellitas o fideo recipe

2 comments on Sopa de Estrellitas Recipe

  1. ghoulina girl
    May 19, 2011 at 1:34 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you!! I&#39;ve been wanting to make this for quite some time, but I didn&#39;t remember all the steps 😛 Today was perfect because it was overcast so I made it this evening and mmm mmm mmmmmmm it tastes like my childhood. <br />Muchas Gracias!!

  2. Leslie M. Jaime
    January 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I can&#39;t tell you how often I come back to this page. I&#39;m so glad I found it!! My mom makes this sopita but she&#39;s horrible at teaching people how to make it, Lol. Thank you so much, this tastes exactly like hers, the only difference is she adds cilantro and garlic. :)


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