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Sopa de Letras

Sopa de Letras, or Mexican Alphabet Soup, is ready in minutes and perfect for picky eaters.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 347kcal


  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup water + 4 cups water divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 16- ounce package of alphabet pasta
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube


  • To a blender, add tomatoes, onion, garlic clove and 1 cup of water. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Set aside until ready to use. 
  • Heat oil in a large stock pot.
  • Add package of alphabet pasta. 
  • Stir frequently until golden brown. 
  • About 4-5 minutes. 
  • Do not let this burn, or you will have to start all over again. 
  • Add 4 cups of water, tomato mixture, and chicken bouillon.
  • Stir to combine. 
  • Cover and bring to a low simmer.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, or until pasta is soft and the conchas have puffed up. 
  • Serve and enjoy



Don't like chicken bouillon? Omit water and chicken bouillon, and use chicken broth or vegetarian broth instead.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg