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White bowl with tortilla soup garnished with avocado and cilantro.

Authentic Sopa De Tortilla (Sopa Azteca)

Authentic Sopa De Tortilla (also known as Sopa Azteca) is made in a delicious broth seasoned with tomato and pasilla pepper. Topped with baked tortilla strips, avocado and crumbly cheese. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 65kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Blender
  • Medium saucepan


  • 1 cup roma tomato diced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock preferably homemade
  • 1 pasilla chile, stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup carrot (about 1 carrot) julienned
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt



  • Place the tomato, vegetable stock, pasilla chile, and oregano in a blender. Puree and set aside. (see note #1 below)
  • Place a saucepan or stockpot over medium heat and add oil to coat the bottom. Add the carrot and onion and saute until lightly browned.
  • Add the tomato-chile puree, salt & pepper. Bring to a simmer and taste for seasoning. Add more if needed.
  • Simmer slowly for about 10 minutes to develop flavor.
  • Serve hot and garnish with the tortilla strips, avocado & cheese. Squeeze some lime juice to taste if desired.


Note #1: When blending your broth, you may need to do this process in two separate batches so that your blender does not overflow.
I added carrots to bulk up the recipe but you can easily omit them if desired. 
Calories are for the soup only. Calories for toppings are not included as that varies depending on the quantities you decide to use. 


Serving: 2cups | Sodium: 213mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 140mg | Calories: 65kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 6g