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Fideo Seco, or Mexican Pasta, topped with diced avocado and shredded cheese
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Fideo Seco

Fideo Seco is a pasta lovers dream! It's made of noodles smothered in a savory and mildly spicy tomato sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes!!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 281kcal



  • Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle, water, and bouillon in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the fideo.
  • Stir constantly until it is golden brown. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Do not leave this alone or it will burn.
  • Add the tomato mixture.
  • Stir and cover with a lid.
  • Reduce heat on low.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the liquid has absorbed.
  • Serve.
  • Optional toppings - avocado, Queso Añejo, sour cream.
  • Enjoy.



  • Fideo seco lasts 3-5 days in the fridge.
  • Fideo seco last 1-2 months in the freezer.
To reheat from the freezer:
  • Place in a microwavable container. Add 1/4 cup water and heat for 4-5 minutes.
  • Or in a stock pot, cook on medium-high heat with 1/4 cup water for 10-15 minutes.
Optional Toppings: 
Sour cream, avocado, cheese. 


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg