Fideo – Delicious Pasta Recipe using Cut Spaghetti
Fideo, or Fideo Cut Spaghetti is one of our favorite pastas to cook with. A light angle hair pasta the has been cut into very small pieces. Thin noodles that are used in a Spanish dish called Fideua. Fideo means “noodle” in Spanish, and the noodle can be cut either short or long.
We always have a box of these noodles in the pantry to toss in soups and also to cook up quick side dishes that are delicious.
This Fideo noodle pasta recipe is thin noodles that are toasted lightly in oil and butter and then simmered in tomato sauce. It’s simple to prepare and one of our favorite comfort foods!
Your Family will Fall in Love with this Pasta Recipe.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
- 2 teaspoons dried cumin
- 2 cups Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon soup base
- salt & pepper
Using a medium skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter and oil until onion is tender.
Add Fideo pasta to the skillet with the onions and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.
Stir the noodles with a spatula while browning. Do not let them burn.
Sprinkle noodles with cumin, salt and pepper while cooking.
Pour the tomato sauce in the skillet and add one full can of water.
Stir in the soup base and continue stirring until everything is well blended.
Let simmer on the stove gently for about 6-8 minutes, stirring often.
Using your spatula, push the noodles around the skillet until well toasted. Our favorite part of this recipe is the lightly toasted and seasoned noodles. Toasting noodles brings out a delicious nutty flavor.
Stir in the tomato sauce and one full can of water. You can add additional water if necessary. You can also substitute chicken broth for the water instead of the soup base.
Barilla sells Fideo Cut Spaghetti. If you can’t find this type of spaghetti in your grocery store – break up angel hair or vermicelli pasta into small pieces. Either will work just fine for this recipe.
What Else Can I add to This Awesome Pasta Dish?
If you love meat with your pasta – saute your favorite sausage and add to the pasta. Buy 1/2 lb. fresh sausage links and remove the out casings. Brown sausage in a small amount of olive oil.
Chic peas also make a delicious and healthy addition.
If you love Fideo Pasta as much as we do – You will also enjoy this Beef Stroganoff with Hamburger Recipe.