Fideo Soup with Chorizo and Shrimp

Fideo Soup with Chorizo and Shrimp

A twist on the super easy and frugal Mexican noodle soup my grandmother used to make. It features chorizo, shrimp and a jar of salsa to shake things up!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz fideo
  • 8 oz chorizo
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 16 oz Mrs. Renfro's Salsa
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 squash cut
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cotija cheese optional


  1. In a jumbo cooker or shallow stockpot, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add fideo and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes; constantly stirring. Remove and set aside.

  2. Add chorizo and squash. Break chorizo into crumbles as you stir for about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.

  3. Add fideo, Mrs. Renfro's salsa, and chicken broth. Stir and turn heat to high and bring to a boil; then reduce heat to simmer. Add in shrimp; stir and cover for 10-15 minutes or until squash and fideo are tender.

  4. Season to taste. Garnish with cotija cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Be careful — fideo burns easily!