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Sopa de Conchas

Sopa de conchas is a delicious and easy Mexican shell pasta soup that can be on the table in under 30 minutes!

Course lunch, Main Course, Mexican, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican shell pasta soup, shell pasta soup, sopa de conchas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 237 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shell pasta medium
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 onion piece of
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tsp chicken bouillon
  • salt to taste


  1. Put garlic cloves, onion, tomatoes, chicken bouillon and three cups of water in a blender and blend until smooth. About a minute. Set aside for later use.

  2. Heat up oil in a pot over medium heat. When hot add the pasta. Toast pasta for about 7 minutes or until it most of it develops a golden brown color. You'll need to stir it frequently while toasting to prevent it from burning.

  3. Add the broth and the remaining three cups of water. Stir and taste to see if you want to add salt.

  4. Bring the soup to a boil over medium high heat. Then reduce heat to medium low and cover.

  5. Let simmer for about 8 minutes. If you want a softer pasta let it simmer for a few more minutes.

  6. Serve and garnish with cilantro, avocado and queso fresco.

Nutrition Facts
Sopa de Conchas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 344IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.