Are you considering making Sopita de Estrella but aren’t sure how? Maybe you had the tasty dish at a restaurant or a friend’s house and want to recreate it? Or are you curious and want to know more?
No matter what the reason is that brought you here today, we have the answers for you!
Figuring out how to make Sopita de Estrella can be tricky, especially if you have never made it before.
You head online for some inspiration but are met with confusing and contradicting recipes and advice that leave you unsure where to turn or who to trust.
Frustrated and disappointed, you wonder if you will ever know how to make Sopita de Estrella.
Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers for you! Keep reading to find out how to make Sopita de Estrella and all you need to know about it!
What Is Sopita De Estrella?
Before we dive into today’s article, let’s have a quick recap for those that need it. Sopita de Estrella, or Mexican Star soup, is a traditional Mexican soup.
The tomato-based soup is packed full of vegetables and flavor and finished with star-shaped pasta. To anyone who grew up eating this soup, it is the definition of comfort soup!
You can expect plenty of warm and hearty bowls of soup to feed your family and friends when you make this dish.
There are lots of different variations of this dish online, but you can expect it to be tomato based with plenty of flavors. You can, of course, adjust the spice level to suit your taste.
The soup is usually served alone, or you can serve it with tortillas or bread to dip into the soup. As it is full of star-shaped pasta, though, it tends to be pretty filling served on its own!
Now that we have briefly established what Sopita de Estrella is, let’s move on to see how you can make it today.
How To Make Sopita De Estrella
Let’s dive straight into it! Below you will find a complete ingredients list and recipe that you can use to make your delicious Sopita de Estrella.
What You Need
To make your soup, you will need the following ingredients.
The quantities we have listed will serve four people, but you can easily scale up the recipe to give you a delicious pot of soup that will last days!
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ diced onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 packet of star pasta
- 6 cups of chicken broth
To make the soup vegan, you can swap out the chicken broth for vegan chicken broth or vegetable broth if you prefer. Doing so does very little to the taste of the soup!
If tomatoes are not in season when you make this dish, we recommend purchasing a can of tomatoes.
They will have plenty of flavors regardless of the time of year and blend well with the other ingredients!
You might want to add a small pinch of sugar though if they are a little bitter.
If you want, you can also add extra ingredients. Here is where you can play around with the spice level of the soup. Add whatever you want, but here are some of our favorite extras:
- Green beans
- Shredded chicken
All of these ingredients are easy to find and super affordable too!
Although the list of ingredients might seem simple, the flavors are drawn out beautifully. You would never guess it has so few ingredients when you start eating it!
Once you have your ingredients, it is time to start making the soup! We have a recipe for you to follow below.
With a prep time of just four minutes and a cooking time of 18, this is the perfect dish to make in under 30 minutes!
Whether it is a quick meal after a long day at work, or a quick lunch to warm you up, you cannot go wrong with this tasty soup! Let’s see how to make it now.
- Take a blender and add your garlic, tomatoes, and some chicken broth. You want enough liquid that will help you blend the ingredients.
- Blend the mixture until it is smooth, before setting it aside.
- Take a stock pot and add your olive oil. Warm the oil.
- Add your pasta and stir it occasionally.
- Once the pasta is golden brown, add your diced onion.
- Stir until the onions are translucent, this should take a minute or two.
- Once the onions have started to cook, add your mixture from the blender.
- Pour in the rest of your chicken broth.
- Taste the soup and add salt as needed. You can also add some cracked black pepper if you wish.
- Cover the soup and bring it to a boil.
- Once bubbles start to form, reduce the heat. Leave the soup to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Once the pasta is soft, you can serve the soup!
Wasn’t that easy to make? You can add the extra ingredients we mentioned before bringing the soup to a boil.
They can impact the soup’s cooking time slightly, so ensure that all the vegetables are cooked and ready to eat before serving up!
If you add cooked leftover vegetables or meat to the soup, you can add these a few minutes before to warm them up.
Can I Freeze Sopita De Estrellas?
Yes! If you make too much of this soup, you can freeze some portions to enjoy later!
To do so, wait until the soup has cooled completely. You can transfer it to an airtight container or ziplock bag and seal the soup.
Date the soup and pop it in your freezer. It shouldn’t take more than a few hours to freeze.
Once frozen, the soup will last no more than two months in your freezer. Any longer and the texture of your pasta will change and won’t be enjoyable to eat!
To thaw, leave the soup in the refrigerator overnight, or on the countertop for a few hours for it to warm to room temperature.
Once thawed, cook and eat the same day. You don’t want to leave it any longer, as the texture of the pasta will become soggy. Not ideal!
And there you have it, all you need to know about Sopita de Estrella!
This delicious soup is the perfect dish for anyone looking for a warm and hearty soup. You can adjust the spice and flavors easily to suit your taste, and the quantities too.
If you want to make a huge pot to feed your family for a few days, you can!
Alternatively, if you want to halve the quantity to make enough for you and your partner, that is easy to do too.
Make sure that all your vegetables are soft and cooked through before serving.
Don’t forget to check the pasta too and ensure that it has cooked to your preference before you enjoy your bowl of Sopita de Estrella!