Sopa Seca de Fideo (Mexican-style Angel Hair Nests) Recipe

Sopa Seca de Fideo (Mexican-style Angel Hair Nests) Recipe

How To Make Sopa Seca de Fideo (Mexican-style Angel Hair Nests)

This sopa seca de fideo is Mexican-style dry noodles simmered in broth with tomatoes and onions. It’s ready in 30 minutes!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ½poundangel hair nests,or about ½ pkg vermicelli
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ¾cupchopped yellow onion,(½ onion)
  • 2fresh tomatoes,peeled and chopped or ½ cup crushed canned tomatoes
  • 2cupschicken broth,or stock
  • salt and pepper


  1. Choose a frying pan with a lid in which the angel hair nests will all tightly fit in a single layer (about 9 or 10-inches wide, depending on the brand of angel hair nests). In the pan, heat the oil until shimmering hot.

  2. Working in batches, fry the vermicelli angel hair nests on both sides in the hot oil until golden brown in color. Remove from pan.

  3. Add the chopped onions to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the chopped tomatoes.

  4. Add the chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Bring the broth mixture to a simmer. When broth is simmering, place the browned angel hair nests or vermicelli in a single layer in the pan, nestled into the broth. The nests should cover the whole pan. Turn them over in the broth so that they get moistened on all sides.

  6. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until the vermicelli has soaked up the liquid. If the top of the vermicelli is dry, flip over the individual angel hair nests and cook 1 minute longer.

  7. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 398.08kcal
  • Fat: 15.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.45g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.31g
  • Fiber: 3.28g
  • Sugar: 6.30g
  • Protein: 11.38g
  • Cholesterol: 3.60mg
  • Sodium: 657.05mg
  • Calcium: 32.73mg
  • Potassium: 453.46mg
  • Iron: 1.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 27.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.89mg
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