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

by Melanie Edwards on February 9, 2014 · 42 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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{ 42 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! 🙂


Rosalina Santiago May 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Thank you I don’t mine without the carrots the way my mama taught me.


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!


evelyn May 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

I love salchichon.Right at this minute ,im making it.My cousin from PR sent me 4 ,so we’ve been eating salchichon quiet often.I boil the salchichon before i make the soup.I find it too greasy.YUMMY!


Melanie Edwards May 11, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I love it too! Enjoy!


Tony alva May 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Awesome…. My wife said it tastes as though my mom had made it and I agree… Thank you so much it’s awesome! ????


Melanie Edwards June 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

You’re so welcome! Glad you and your wife enjoyed. 🙂


Santos June 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Yes always loved this as a kid!! I do a lot of cooking but never knew how to make this. Your recipe is the first one i found and never knew was so easy. I tweaked it a little like instead of water i use chicken broth,add big chunks of onion towards the end and also add olives. I love olives !! I make mine with extra broth because that’s how i ate it as a kid with a little white rice in the bottom of the bowl. Thanks for sharing!!


Iris August 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

I can’t wait to make this in the winter:)
I live in cali so winters are very short.
Miss eating this as a child growing up in NY.
My grandma made this often. Thanks for posting 🙂


Melanie Edwards August 4, 2015 at 10:34 am

You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy! We have short winters in FL too, but I can eat soup year-round!


Jessie October 18, 2015 at 8:11 pm

It’s cold and windy today so perfect time to try this. Needed to feel home again. Thanks for posting. I had to come. Had to look up this recipe and make sure I didn’t forget anything and ruin it!


Melanie Edwards October 20, 2015 at 11:04 pm

I love a good soup, especially on cool and windy days! Hope you enjoyed!


Christine November 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

I make this recipe all the time now. I have to keep googling because my memory isn’t too well. But I’m glad it’s always up. My family loves this soup.


Melanie Edwards November 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I’m so glad you like it and that you make it regularly. Thanks! 🙂


Dan November 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

Would love to try the recipe although local Wal-Mart does not carry salchichón. Live about an hour away from Chicago would imagine at the very least I could find some there. Any ideas where? Or website ordering


Cristin January 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Which Sazon packet should I use?


Melanie Edwards January 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

It’s really your preference. I use the one with achiote.


Christina January 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm

My honey absolutely loves this soup ,his mom is 86 yrs old an as old school as they come .hardly ever will eat from others kitchen .I made this for her when she lived with us for some years an actually loved that I chopped fresh scallions greens an a small sweet potato with white pototoe Her calling it the Latin /Greek sachichon soupa for our traditions & combinations of cultures lol although neither of the ingredients are truly Greek but dared not fix what wasn’t broken considering it past her pallets approval.


Melanie Edwards January 15, 2016 at 11:06 am

What a great story!


Somona February 8, 2016 at 2:17 am

Can u make or send recipe for a PR menudo friends mom put olives mexican potato uka i believe no hominy plz help


Melanie Edwards February 22, 2016 at 10:33 am

I’ve never made mondongo (I believe that is what you’re asking about, as menudo is a Mexican dish). I myself don’t eat it, but I’m sure you can find a good recipe in a traditional Puerto Rican cookbook.


Christine Virola May 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Omg I had to save this into my account. I’ve been following this always for 2 years. My grandma used to make it when I was smaller. Que bueno and with some crackers on the side. Yummy! Me and my family enjoy your recipe!


Melanie Edwards May 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

Thanks so much, Christine! So glad you enjoy it! 😉


Janet Tirado September 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm

This is such a good soup! I tried making this a few months ago after eating for the first time at a church gathering… perfect for post hurricane weather…


Melanie Edwards September 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

So glad you liked it!


samito dias January 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

iam looking for hard chicken salami


Melanie Edwards January 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm

I’ve never heard of chicken salami!


THERESA C ELLISON January 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

You brought me back to my childhood with this recipe. I even became emotional. (Just lost my mom). Thank you for the memories and the recipe!


Melanie Edwards January 23, 2017 at 11:22 am

I’m sorry for your loss, Theresa. I hope my recipe continues to bring you fond memories.


Sonia January 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm

How do you keep it from drying up, if your guests are not eating right away?


Melanie Edwards February 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

I would keep the pot on low heat and if you have plenty of broth, it should not dry up.


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