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Fideo is easy to make with toasted pasta simmered in tomato sauce seasoned with cumin, garlic, and chili powder for a comforting Mexican side dish.
Makes:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fideo pasta
  • 1½ cups water, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt


Prep:10 mCook:20 mReady:30 m
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add fideo; cook and stir until golden brown and toasted.
  2. Add 1 cup water and 1/2 of the tomato sauce to fideo. Season with chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt; stir to blend. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid has almost evaporated.
  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup water and remaining tomato sauce. Cover and cook over medium heat until fideo is tender and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

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