Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) {Recipe}

by Melanie Edwards on February 9, 2014 · 13 comments

in Puerto Rico, Recipes

Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) Recipe

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I recently shared my family’s recipe for Puerto Rican chicken noodle soup, which combines fideos with potatoes and carrots for a wonderful warm soup you’re sure to call comfort food. There’s another Puerto Rican soup that’s just as delicious and just as comforting on cold or rainy days – sopa de fideos con salchichón, or Puerto Rican salami soup. Salchichón is a hard salami that is not to be confused with chorizo and gives this soup a wonderful taste.

Sopa de fideos con salchichón is easy to make and you can probably find most ingredients at your local Walmart, depending on where you live. The great thing is that you can make use of the fresh produce at Walmart (and its money-back guarantee) since this Puerto Rican salami soup calls for fresh potatoes and carrots. Ready to give sopa de salchichón a try and see how great it is?

Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup)

Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) Recipe


  • Salchichón (Hard salami), about 1/2 a pack – you should be able to find these in the Latino/Hispanic food aisle at your local Walmart
  • Fideos (Fidelini noodles), about 1/2 of a 10 oz bag – you should be able to find these in the Latino/Hispanic food aisle at your local Walmart or can even purchase them on
  • Potatoes, about 3 medium, rinsed, peeled, and chopped into eighths
  • Carrots, about 10-12 baby carrots, rinsed and sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • Sazón, 1 packet
  • 1 Tbsp sofrito
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

*To see pictures and links for many of these ingredients, read 5 Must-Have Ingredients for Cooking Puerto Rican Food*

Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) Recipe, Ingredients


  1. Remove casing from salchichón, slice into about 1 in. slices and cut into eighths.
  2. Add salchichón to large pot with water, sazón, sofrito, tomato paste, tomato sauce, oil, and salt.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat and bring to boil.
  4. Add carrots and potatoes. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until carrots and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add noodles and raise heat to medium-high heat. Cook about 10 minutes until noodles are cooked and broth thickens a bit. Keep an eye on the pot – if the broth thickens enough, but noodles aren’t cooked, lower heat again to medium and simmer longer. You may even need to lower heat to low-medium if the broth is thickening too much or may need to add more water, depending on your taste and how much broth you like.

Sopa de fideos con salchichón is a soup I remember my brother and I would ask my mami to make when the weather was overcast or if we were feeling sick. It is definitely on the list of Puerto Rican comfort foods and since it’s so simple to make with few ingredients, I can see why it’s so loved! I hope your family loves our Puerto Rican salami soup as much as I do – remember it makes for a great meal to pre-cook and freeze!

Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) Recipe

Had you ever heard of or eaten salchichón before?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurita February 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

This looks absolutely delicious and simple to make! I’m not sure if I’ve ever had that combination of ingredients in a sopa de fideo…but I absolutely must try it. :)


Melanie Edwards February 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

Yes, you must!!!


gisenia March 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Yummo! I love this soup. Recently made it without a recipe for the first time just adding ingredients that I remembered my mom used. However, it’s so nice to have an actual breakdown of a recipe. Will be saving this one for sure. Thanks for sharing!


Melanie Edwards March 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

So glad to hear my recipe is going to be helpful for you! :) Enjoy!


Amy April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

Wonderful! Definitely one of the dishes I miss the most being away from home! How many servings is this recipe??


Melanie Edwards April 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Amy, while I didn’t measure exactly, this should make enough for about 4-6 servings. My husband and I each ate from the pot at least twice and I think more than that! :)


Beba April 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I love this soup. Never had it with carrots but will to so today. Thanks for sharing :)


Gerry Rivera November 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

La probe, me gusto y desde entonces digo yo, que es mah bueeeno !!


Melanie Edwards November 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Me encanta!


Ney S. January 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

I love this! I also remember enjoying it most on rainy days or when I was sick. My mom use to make tostones and sometimes white rice on the size that I would add to my soup and make it even more hearty. I’m making it for the first time today for my kids:) Thanks for the recipe!


Melanie Edwards January 31, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Love that it brings back memories for you!


Ruthie March 5, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Making mine now so excited for my fiance nd kids to try it


Melanie Edwards March 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Love that!


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