Mexican Soups, or caldos, are always an excellent option if you feel like trying something delicious and with inexpensive ingredients. Now, when it comes to soups, these traditional starters can be made with easy-to-find ingredients and their flavor will always comfort your soul. That’s why we bring you these 15+ recipes for easy and economical sopas!

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What would Mexican meals be without soups? They are the perfect first course, warm, rich and comforting, it is not for nothing that they are on any menu. In Mexico we are experts in preparing them, these traditional Mexican soups prove it.

Although we usually associate the term soup with a liquid, cold or hot preparation, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mexican Gastronomy points out that in some parts of the country it can also be a consome (broth), rice, or frijoles de la olla.

These recipes are like a warm hug in a bowl – hearty, filling, and bursting with flavor! Most of these recipes are my beloved Mexican soups or caldos, plus a few extra ones from other countries. The toughest decision? Choosing a favorite!

Two bowls of Soup with a spoon grabbing some soup.

Whether you’re seeking comfort, a flavor explosion, or a nutrient-packed meal, the world of soups has something for everyone. Grab your spoons and be ready to make them all! 🥄✨

1. Sopa De Tortillas (Sopa Azteca)

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup also known as Sopa Azteca is made low calorie and gluten free with simple ingredients, richly seasoned with a tomato and chile broth that is loaded with your favorite toppings!

2. Authentic Pozole Rojo

Pozole soup is a Mexican classic! This version is made with beef & hominy topped with cabbage, onions, cilantro, and of course, a squeeze of lime.

3. Gallina Pinta

Gallina Pinta is a slow-simmered Mexican soup from the state of Sonora. Is richly flavored with fork-tender beef, beans and hominy.

4. Caldo De Albondigas

This Caldo De Albondigas is made with beef meatballs and a flavorful broth with Mexican seasonings, carrots, potatoes, zucchini and rice. Top each serving bowl with a drizzle of lime juice and hot sauce and you have a restaurant quality meal that your family will love!

5. Caldo De Pollo

This EASY Caldo De Pollo recipe is a comforting and authentic Mexican chicken soup. It’s loaded with vegetables making it the perfect healthy meal.

6. White Bean Chicken Chili

This White Bean Chicken Chili is a hearty and flavorful soup made with chicken, white beans and corn in a delicious broth. Garnished with avocado and fresh herbs, it’s a great option for a cozy meal on any day.

7. Cocido de Garbanzos

This Cocido de Garbanzos (Spanish Chickpea Soup) is a healthy version that has enough meat to keep you satiated for hours but it’s also loaded with veggies that are good for you.

8. Shrimp Pozole

Shrimp Pozole is the perfect soup for seafood lovers! Made with homemade shrimp stock, tender hominy and a flavorful pozole red sauce. This recipe is perfect to make on the weekend and enjoy the leftovers as the flavor gets BETTER with time!

9. Sopa De Fideo

Sopa De Fideo is a comforting soup that’s easy to become nostalgic for. Like many of our familial recipes, it’s a dish whose exact combination of pasta and broth makes us think of our parents or grandparents who lovingly prepared it for us as children.

10. Sopa De Verduras

An easy to make, Sopa De Verduras recipe that is loaded with good for you veggies, like broccoli, carrots and zucchini. You’ll be full for hours from this healthy, nutritious soup, also known as Caldo De Verduras!

11. Traditional Mexican Sopa

Warming and delicious, this Mexican Sopa (soup) recipe is loaded with comforting goodness and basic ingredients. It’s so flavorful and so easy to make!

12. Creamy Chayote Soup

This Creamy Chayote Soup is flavorful, healthy, and comforting. The creamy base is made with onions, corn, poblano peppers & crema. The chayote is added in chunks to give the soup extra consistency.

13. Lentejas (Mexican Lentil Soup)

Sopa De Lentejas is a popular Mexican soup that is healthy, delicious and ready in 30 minutes or less. It’s full of flavor! You can’t go wrong with a big warm bowl of lentil soup

14. Caldo De Queso Con Papas (Cheese soup & potatoes)

This dreamy and creamy Caldo De Queso Con Papas is utterly divine! Soft potatoes swimming in a glorious milky stock and flavorful seasoning. Easy to make and totally delicious.

15. Frijoles Charros

ands down, the best Frijoles Charros Recipe! It’s rich, hearty and so flavorful! The beans are perfectly tender, served as a side or as a main dish. It’s a comforting meal in a bowl, that’s bound to please!

16. Creamy Mushroom Noodle Soup

This Creamy Mushroom Noodle Soup is loaded with umami flavor, plenty of veggies and filling noodles. Exactly the kind of comforting one pot dinner your family with love and you will make over and over again.

17. Miso Soup (gluten-free)

Easy miso soup ready within 20 minutes tops! With a simple swap, this traditional miso paste and dashi-based soup is ready for all Japanese food lovers, including gluten-free guests!

18. Zuppa Toscana Soup

BEST Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe all the amazing flavors you crave in authentic Zuppa Toscana! Easy to customize to your taste.

19. Dutch Oven French Onion Soup

Dutch oven french onion soup is warm, comforting and perfect for cold weather. This hearty soup is all made in a dutch oven on the stove top and finished off with cheesy baguette slices in the oven.

Dutch Oven French Onion Soup
Dutch oven french onion soup is made in a one pot on the stove top and finished off with cheesy toasted baguette slices in the oven.
Dutch Oven French Onion Soup
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  1. Who doesn’t love soup? And every type in Muy Delish fits every taste and budget. I can hardly wait to try each recipe as I have had Ana’s favorites, and ours, several times!
    You cannot go wrong with these soups, and many are vegetarian or non-meat if you have any restrictions!
    Yum, yum! Muy delish!

  2. I always come to your blog to find a good soup recipe (Pozole is my favourite)! So glad to see this beautiful compilation 🙂 Cannot wait to try them all!

  3. These soups are bursting with incredible flavors and authentic Mexican spices. From classic favorites like tortilla soup to unique creations like pozole, each soup is a culinary delight. You won’t be disappointed!

  4. I’m always looking to add more soup recipes to my repertoire so this post is incredible! The shrimp pozole is the first on my list to try, but I’d love to cook my way through all of the suggestions here 🙂

  5. I love this time of year when it’s soup season. I’m always looking for new soup recipes and I’m so happy I found this page! Incredible choices!