Sopa de Conchitas/Pasta Shell Soup

Fall is finally here! What better way to celebrate than Sopa de Conchitas. Ok, let’s be honest; we, Mexicans eat hot soups and caldo in the middle of the summer. Weather has never really been an issue. I just thought, the beginning of fall is the perfect excuse for my sopita post.

Everything made with a tomato sauce base is super comforting to me and this soup is not the exception. You’d normally serve this soup on a side or at the beginning of a meal but you can make it a meal on its own by adding chicken or beef and a lot of vegetables. I like it just like this. Perfect simplicity. Happy fall!

What you need to make “Sopa de Conchitas”

Roma tomatoes

Onion

Garlic

Chicken Bullion

Pasta Shells

Chicken stock

Cilantro for garnish

Helpful tips”

Everybody has a recipe for this soup and I never had one that wasn’t delicious. You just need to find the way you like best. Many people add vegetables to the soup like calabacita, carrots, celery, etc. I prefer this version , it is the most delicious and comforting soup. It really doesn’t need much. I make my own chicken stock most of the time and that’s where I add all the veggies.

Be careful when you brown the pasta! It will look like nothing is happening and all the sudden you look away and it’s burned. Keep stirring, friend.

I like to use low sodium chicken stock and chicken bullion, that way I can control how much salt goes into the soup. Always taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

About

Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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