Fideo con papas is one of the most inexpensive meals you can make for your family. Not only is it budget friendly, it’s also delicious and easy to prepare. If you like this recipe check out my fideo loco recipe as well.
What is fideo con papas?
Fideo con papas is a simple Mexican soup recipe consisting of noodles and diced potatoes simmered in a flavorful tomato broth.
- vegetable oil
- vermicelli or fideo noodles
- canned tomato sauce
- white onion
- garlic cloves
- ground cumin
- chicken bouillon
- gold potatoes
How to make sopa de fideo con papas
This recipe is super easy to make. If you’ve made sopita before you’ll see that this recipe is the same. You’re just going to be adding diced potatoes to it.
First peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes. Make sure to dice them small so that they’ll cook quickly.
Put the diced potatoes in a bowl and cover with water. This will prevent them from turning brown.
Next make the sauce. Put the tomato sauce, onion, garlic cloves, cumin, bouillon and two cups of water in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Then set the sauce aside.
Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the noodles and cook for about 5-7 minutes stirring frequently until the noodles are a golden brown color.
This is what the toasted noodles should look like.
Then add the sauce. Stir and cook for a minute.
Next, drain the potatoes and add them to the skillet.
Add the rest of the water and stir.
Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium low and cover.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.
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Sopita de fideo con papas
Fideo con papas is a great meal for families looking to really stretch their dollars.
Not only is it super inexpensive, it’s also really delicious.
Serve it with some warm corn tortillas and you’re set.
I hope your family enjoys this meal as much as we do.
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Fideo con Papas
Fideo con papas is an inexpensive and delicious meal the whole family will enjoy.
- 2 small gold potatoes
- 7 oz vermicelli noodles
- 8 oz canned tomato sauce
- 1/4 piece of a white onion
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tsp chicken bouillon
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- 8 cups water
Peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes. Put them in a bowl and cover with water. Set aside.
Put the tomato sauce, onion, garlic cloves, cumin, bouillon and two cups of water in a blender. Blend until smooth and set aside.
Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the vermicelli. Toast the noodles for 5-7 minutes while stirring frequently. When finished the noodles will be a golden brown color.
Stir in the blended sauce. Let cook for a minute. Then drain the potatoes and add them to the skillet. Add the remaining 6 cups of water to the skillet and stir.
Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.
Serve and enjoy.