“Sopita” or “Sopa” is a Mexican-style pasta soup, and although it can technically come in many shapes and forms, you would expect a Sopita to have shelled or thin pasta with a tomato-based flavor.
Imagine spicy and hot soup to warm you up on a cold day. You can even add some rice to the meal to stretch it out for longer.
I’ve picked out some of my favorite soup recipes that scream South America so that you can have the true experience of a Sopita.
Scroll through my list of the 25 most amazing Sopita recipes because I guarantee that at least one will get your mouth watering!
This Sopita recipe has stuck to its Latina roots by creating a spicy soup. The kick it brings could clear out your sinuses! But there is also some cheese to sprinkle on top of the spice if the heat becomes too much for you.
Already there is a variety in these Sopitas as Tori Avey shares their noodle-less and tomato-less creation.
Instead of following the Mexican tradition, Tori Avey has created a Moroccan version of the Sopita, and the recipe is based on her friend’s parent’s home-cooked meals. The Sopita is light and nutritious, perfect as a starter.
Creating your own alphabet soup can be so much fun, and with Food’s recipe, you can have complete control over what you add to your meal.
Food has suggested using “mi arroz rice seasoning mix,” but I suggest adding basil to the soup and leaving parmesan on the side to create a depth of flavor to the childlike dinner.
Let’s get back to the original flavors of Sopita with Mama Maggie’s Kitchen. The shell pasta soup is a classic Mexican staple and really brings the aesthetic of comfort food to your table.
With very few ingredients, you can create this dinner after a long day’s work, ready to relax for the evening.
The rich flavors of the chicken really make this soup a star, and the punch of the poblano and jalapeno peppers creates a powerfully refreshing taste.
When you cook a Fideos Sopita, it means you are cooking with little strips of pasta, so overall you’ll have made a spicy soup with silky pasta and a deep taste of chicken.
Like I said before, a typical Sopita will have chunks and are often made of a tomato base, but “Sopita ” means soup, so you can have literally anything in your meal as long as it has some kind of chunk.
Well, the chucks in Group Recipes recipe are the shrimp which are garnished on top. This cold soup is a wonderful appetizer or a hot day’s lunch.
Every time I get a unique recipe, I like to draw you back to tradition. I can’t have my readers forgetting what they were searching for originally!
This traditional Sopita only has a couple of ingredients, all of which I would expect to find in your kitchen. The recipe is simple, so no matter your skill level, you’ll be able to smash this!
Back to the unusual with another alphabet soup, but this time with the addition of black beans. This meal is an easy way to get your kids to eat their vegetables, and they could even help out with the cooking as well.
All you need to do is boil the ingredients together to create this healthy lunch.
Fideo Sopitas are so fulfilling and enriching that you can feel your soul recovering from a hard day.
Mexican Food Journal has recreated this traditional dish so you can get the same warm and fuzzy feeling that I do when you take your first bite of a Sopa de Fideo.
Are you bored of shells and fideos, well how about cooking some Estrellas or pasta stars! This slight change can create a magical feeling for any child or adult who loves a touch of the mysterious.
Let’s take another look at the Sopita de Fideo, but this time let’s create a vegan option instead. That’s right, M.A Kitchen has made a vegan option, a healthy choice, and a little backstory to the Fideo itself.
Whatever you need, M.A Kitchen seems to have covered them all!
Instead of using shelled pasted or fideo, Muy Delish has opted to use vermicelli with an addition of yellow onions. Muy Delish also talks you through how every person in Mexico will have their own version of this classic Mexican Sopa.
They encourage you to take a slurp and do the same, adding to the enriching culture of Mexican cuisine.
This is the third recipe of alphabet soup, but how could you deny the child-like joy of eating your own words? The cilantro in this version is what makes the Sopita pop!
Let’s roll back to the traditional Sopita now, with its shell pasta and tomato sauce. But They Busy Abuelita has added some of their own ideas to this historical dish.
They have used a Mexican blend of shredded cheese to create a warm, spicy and stretchy texture.
Another twist on the classic Sopita comes from Practical Family. They have chosen to include cumin in their sauce and add jack cheese as a sprinkled extra. The combination brings a whole new flavor palette to this cultural dish!
The name Gallina Blanca might ring a bell in your mind, and if you are racking your brain trying to figure out what it is, then let me help you.
Gallina Blanca is a brand that makes cooking ingredients, and this time they are trying to show off their “Natural Homemade Stew Broth,” which they say goes perfectly with their egg and noodle soup.
And, to be honest, I would agree with them! If you follow their 4 ingredients and their 3 step method, you’ll have created a simple and tasty soup with little effort!
We are edging far away from the classic tomato-based soup you would normally find in a Sopita. With Vegaffinity, you will instead find a light and chunky soup filled with Fall vegetables!
They have used Celery, Pumpkins, Leeks, and more to create a soup that will keep you warm in the colder months.
Alcachoffa has created not just a delicious Sopita for you to read through but also a flavorsome rice side and an enticing dessert! If you are hoping to wow away your friends, then this recipe has the whole package!
Time to create a classic soup, which I somehow managed to avoid. Canal Cocina has a beautiful recipe to make an onion soup that is finished off with a quick oven-grilling to create a melted cheese topping.
Angel hair soup is a blissful delight for a light and delicate palette. The recipe is simple, and the ingredients are easy to find so that you can create the complex flavor in a simple and refined Sopita.
Again I have another branded recipe, but this time from Nestle. They have created a delicious wheat soup that is super easy to make and uses their MAGGI GOURMET meat flavored seasonings.
You can choose whatever band of meat seasoning in your soup, but I would say that Nestle has created an excellent ingredient for you.
Here I have another version of the classic Sopa de Fideo or Mexican noodle soup, but Tara’s Multicultural Table has included a silky ingredient to sprinkle on top. That ingredient is chopped avocados.
Avocados are the perfect side for this spicy dish, so you can cool down your flavors if they have become too much.
Minestrone soup is less of a South American dish and is clearly an Italian dish, but the idea of minestrone holds its core in Sopita.
The vegetable chunks and tomato sauce held together with a thin pasta shows that they share the same heart.
This version of the traditional Sopita Is probably the most warming and wholesome on my list. La Pina en la Cocina has created so many sides that could go as a pair with this meal, too, so you can create a real Mexican feast.
And lastly, here’s another Italian-inspired Mexican soup. With a serving size of 6, you can create this dinner for the whole family.