Mexican Star Soup

by liliana
Mexican Star Soup

Do you know the Mexican dish that is made with star-shaped pasta? That’s right, it’s called Mexican Star Soup. This flavorful soup is perfect for colder days, and it’s a great way to warm up your family. Plus, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious soup!

What is Sopa De Estrellas (Mexican Star Soup)?

Sopa de Estrellas is a Mexican soup with a tomato base and star-shaped pasta. Pasta in the shape of stars may be found in the Mexican section of your local supermarket. Mexican star soup is a classic soup recipe that is enjoyed by many. The soup is made with a variety of ingredients, including chicken, beef, and vegetables. Mexican Star Soup is a healthy soup that is perfect for a cold winter day. It is also an excellent soup for vegetarians and vegans. It is also easy to make and can be cooked in just a few minutes. You can serve it as is or garnish it with diced avocado and shredded cheese.

Ingredients you can add to Mexican Star Soup

  • Leftover chicken
  • Green beans
  • Peas and carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Calabacitas
  • Broccoli
  • Queso Panela (add this at the very end)
Mexican Star Soup

Mexican Star Soup Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 161 calories 14 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1/2 tbsp Oil (any kind)
  • 1 diced Tomato
  • 1/4 diced Onion
  • 2 – 14 oz Cans of broth (we use veggie broth)
  • 8 oz Tomato sauce
  • 7 oz bag of Stars pasta


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 tbsp. We simply used a pot because we didn't have our vast skillet.
  2. Mix in the pasta and onion. Stir constantly until the pasta is gently browned.
  3. You'll notice a unique scent when it's nice and brown like this.
  4. Pour in the broth, diced tomato, and tomato sauce. Tip: Pour a bit of the broth into the tomato sauce container to remove any excess sauce. You'll want every last drop of tomato sweetness from that little can.
  5. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and cook for 8-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Once the pasta is soft, add around two cups of water and season with salt to taste.
  6. Pour into a bowl and enjoy your soup!


You can use any other type of Mexican pasta for this soup.


  • Spicy – add chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish.
  • Deluxe – add crushed tortilla chips.
  • Kid-friendly – Dunk a tortilla in and serve on the side.


  • Tomatoes: I like using tomatoes from the can because it comes already prepared and with the juices. You should choose the fire-roasted tomatoes or the diced tomatoes with green chilies.
  • Onion: This dish traditionally uses red onion, but you can use white or yellow.
  • Broth: If you are vegan or vegetarian, skip the bouillon cube and use vegetable broth. If you would like chicken broth, that works too!
  • Garlic: For the best taste, use fresh garlic, but you can also use garlic from the jar. Just use about a tablespoon to substitute for 2 garlic cloves.
  • Stelline: Stelline is another name for stat-shaped pasta. It is often used in soups for children because of its shape.


Yes, we can store this soup in the freezer.  However, it only lasts 1-2 months, and the texture of the pasta will be very soft. To do this: Cool the soup completely, then add to the freezer bag removing as much of the air as possible.

FAQs about Mexican Star Soup

Sopita also known as sopa, sopa de fideo or fideo soup is a simple soup recipe consisting of pasta and tomato broth. It can be made with fideo, vermicelli, shell, elbow, and other types of pasta.

10 Types of Mexican Soups You Need To Try
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  • Pozole. …
  • Chicken Tinga. …
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup or Sopa de Tortilla. …
  • Caldo de Camaron. …
  • Caldo de Res. …
  • Caldo de Siete Mares. …
  • Mole de Olla.

Arizona ranks the highest in the nation for love of Mexican food, followed by Texas, Nevada, Arkansas, and New Mexico, the study found. Across the country, Mexican food is the second most popular international cuisine, narrowly beat by Chinese food, according to the website.


Liliana Kitchen hopes this blog post has inspired you to cook up a pot of delicious Mexican Star Soup. It’s easy to follow, and the result is definitely worth your time in the kitchen. If you have any questions about the recipe or would like to share your version, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back soon for more recipes and cooking tips!

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