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A ladle holding Sopa de Estrellitas, or Mexican Star Soup, over a stockpot.
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Mexican Star Soup (or Sopa de Estrellitas)

Sopa de Estrellitas, or Mexican Star Soup, is comfort food at its best. This traditional and easy recipe is the reason cooking at home is the best.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4



  • In a blender add the tomatoes, garlic, and some of the chicken broth (just enough to blend everything).
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • In a stock pot, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the pasta, stirring constantly.
  • When the pasta turns golden brown, add the onions.
  • Stir for 1 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  • Immediately add the tomato mixture and the remaining chicken broth.
  • Taste for salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer gently for 8-10 minutes, or until pasta is soft.
  • Serve and enjoy!