This Sopa de Estrellas is made with red onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, broth, and star pasta.
In the US, Americans eat chicken noodle soup when they are sick. In Mexico, Mexicans, like myself, eat Sopa Aguada. This dish brings so much comfort to me and reminds me of relaxing days at home. This soup isn’t just good for sick days, but really any day. It is made with a tomato-based broth that is so full of flavor and perfect for the whole family.
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You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Red onion
- Diced tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Stelline or star pasta
See recipe card for quantities for Sopa de Estrellas.
In a blender, add the tomatoes, garlic, and onion. Use some of the chicken broth, just enough to blend everything.
Blend until smooth and set aside.
Instant pot: In an instant pot, hit the sauté function. Add the olive oil and cook until the pasta turns golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth in as well as salt and the tomato mixture. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes.
On the stovetop: In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the pasta and sauté until it turns golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth as well as the tomato mixture and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium low, cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is soft.
- Tomatoes: I like using tomatoes from the can because it comes already prepared and with the juices. You should opt for 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 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 the shape, but who said its only for kids?!
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- 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.
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or frozen for up to three months.
Make a lot since the soup taste great the next day as well!Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove