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5 from 2 votes


Fideo is a perfect side for any Mexican dish.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fideo, mexican food


  • 1 (7.5 oz) pkg fideo or vermicelli or angel hair pasta, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 large onion chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sazon optional
  • 2 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 5 cups water
  • or
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • oil


  • Place water in a pot to boil, (or place chicken broth to boil).
  • Place dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat with some oil of choice.
  • Cook onion for a couple of minutes and add fideo. Brown the fideo until slightly golden and fragrant, stirring frequently to ensure it doesn't burn.
  • Add bouillon and sazon to water and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour tomato sauce and seasoned water or broth into dutch oven or saucepan with fideo. Mix well and salt to taste, if needed.
  • Cover dutch oven or saucepan with lid and let simmer over medium heat until pasta cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Add more water or broth if soupier fideo is wanted.


You can find the sazon I use and grew up on here. You can also found it on Amazon, Walmart, and a few grocery stores as well as Mexican specialty stores.