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Sopa de Estrellitas Recipe

authentic Sopa de Estrellitas recipe to make at home, or sopa de fideo if you prefer that type of Mexican soup instead. Get the full recipe at


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 (sopa de fideo) and in alphabet shapes (sopa de letritas).

This traditional sopa de estrellitas recipe is super easy to make at home! You can also make sopa de fideo or any other traditional Mexican soup. Find the full recipe at


Sopa de Estrellitas Recipe


  • 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



  1. Heat 1/4 tbsp. in a large skillet. We used a pot only because we no longer have our large skillet.
  2. Add pasta and onion. Stir until the pasta has lightly browned.
  3. You’ll notice a distinct smell when it’s nice and brown like this.
  4. Add broth, diced tomato and tomato sauce. 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.
  5. 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.










  1. ghoulina girl

    May 19, 2011 at 1:34 am

    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

    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. 🙂

  3. Chantally

    November 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I really appreciate this post. My 3 year old is feeling sick and this is the one soup I remember loving when under the weather. I love your easy to follow steps.

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