Potato Flautas Video

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe and opinions are 100% my own.

I love to make mashed potatoes when I have a nice bounty of Idaho potatoes in the house. I usually make mashed potatoes for dinner and whatever is left-over I put in the fridge for a batch of potato flautas the next day. I feel it works best if you use cold mashed potatoes, but you can also make a fresh batch of mashed potatoes and use them right away. Either method is going to give you delicious easy to make potato flautas. Instead of frying my flautas, I bake mine. Baking them eliminates a lot of grease (making them healthier for you), and it keeps the potatoes in place. Once I pull them out of the oven, I serve my potato flautas a top a bed of lettuce, and dress them up in guacamole, crema, and pico de gallo. It’s a beautiful vegetarian meal that takes minutes to make.

Easy to make Potato flautas. I use Idaho potatoes for this recipe and bake the flautas instead of frying.

Ingredients for Potato Flautas:

  • 6 – small Idaho Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 5 – cloves of garlic (smashed and peeled)
  • 4 – tablespoons butter
  • 1 – teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 – teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 – teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 12 – tortillas
  • olive oil
  • 1 1/2 – cups grated monterey jack cheese or the cheese of your choice.
  • guacamole
  • crema or sour cream
  • pico de gallo

Watch video above for instructions!!!


  1. Peel Idaho potatoes and chop into rounds.
  2. Smash and peel garlic cloves.
  3. Add potatoes and garlic to a pot and cover with water.
  4. Place pot over a medium high flame and boil for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  5. Drain potatoes and garlic. Set to the side.
  6. In a pot melt butter, then add in drained potatoes and garlic.
  7. Mash with potato smasher until combined.
  8. Sprinkle in seasoning salt, black pepper, and ground chipotle pepper. Mix to combine.
  9. I suggest putting mashed potatoes in the fridge overnight, and using the next day.
  10. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Take a flour tortilla and lightly brush on one side with a dab of olive oil.
  12. Then flip the tortilla over and on the side that is not brushed with olive oil, fill the center with a few teaspoons of mashed potatoes.
  13. Top the potatoes with two tablespoons of grated monterey jack cheese.
  14. Then roll the tortilla around the potatoes to create your flauta.
  15. Place the flauta seam side down on a aluminum foil covered baking sheet.
  16. Repeat until the desired amount of flautas are made.
  17. Then place in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until flautas are crispy and browned.
  18. Remove from oven and serve with guacamole, crema, and pico de gallo.
  19. Enjoy!
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I Got Balance Bar In My Purse #CraveFreely

Disclosure: This post is compensated by Balance Bar. All opinions are my own.

Four new Balance Bar flavors all under 190 calories. Buy them at Walmart.

Up at the crack of dawn to get my boy ready for school, then I’m off to get my daily exercise in. Usually by the time I’m done I have a conference call scheduled for work or a grocery run waiting. My day quickly unravels from there. Yes, I’m that woman that runs around like mad. Always doing something for either work, my son, my mom, my husband, or simply for play. It’s safe to say I’m a lady on the go, with very few moments of idle time. On many occasions I will be out running in the streets or working on a project with a deadline and just need something to snack on especially in the late afternoon when we all want a little treat. I usually keep Balance Bars in my purse to be able to fill up on something sweet yet nutritional that will  carry me over till my next solid meal. Balance Bar is a snack that allows women to crave freely –  It has the flavor we want, but with the nutrition our bodies need. Balance is packed with lean protein and is an excellent source of fiber, each new bar is 190 calories or less. Plus Balance Bar is packaged in regular (reg. has two mini bars in the same packaging…bonus two for one!) and mini bars, which makes it perfect for easy enjoyment to keep up with my on-the-go life.  I’m loving all 4 of the new flavors… Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle and Dulce De Leche & Caramel.  Yes, you read right… DULCE DE LECHE (they are serving me latin flavors… I like that)! If you’re wondering where you can buy these tasty bars… make your way on over to any Walmart store or buy them off Amazon.com!!! Not only do I have my purse supplied with Balance Bars my Mom does too, and she says to me the other day “Balance is the gateway to help you snack smarter and indulge guilt-free!” There you have it folks, words out of my Momma’s mouth.

What’s in my Purse? Balance Bar!!!

I have balance bar in my purse as a tasty snack for those on the go moments. Buy them at Walmart.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: From July 6th to July 15th, 2016 (midnight PST) enter for the chance to win by leaving a comment below: When is your favorite time of the day to snack on a tasty treat? Giveaway includes:  one (1) box of mini Balance Bars!!!


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Hash Browns Loaded With Rajas! (Video)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe and opinions are 100% my own.

HASH BROWNS LOADED WITH RAJAS HAVE ARRIVED!  Yes, They are so fricken delicious I can eat them day and night.  None of this would be possible without my beloved Idaho Potato.  I have totally ruined the regular hash brown for my family, claiming they will never go back to the old days of having them served plain.  Watch the video to see just how easy they are to make… I promise.  Also just a side note they are vegan and gluten free but beyond delicious for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients for Hash Browns Loaded With Rajas:

  • 1 – pasilla chile
  • 2 – idaho potatoes
  • 1/3 – cup onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 – teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1/4- teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 – teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 – teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 – teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 – vegetable oil


  1. Place pasilla chile over and open flame and char on all sides.
  2. Place in an airtight ziplock or container for an hour to stem in it’s own heat.
  3. Carefully peel charred skin away from chile under running water.
  4. Destem and deseed chile and cut into thin strips making the rajas. Place to the side.
  5. Peel idaho potatoes, then grate them.
  6. Add grated idaho potatoes, rajas, onion,chile flakes, oregano, black pepper, seasoning salt, and garlic powder to a bowl. Mix with hands to combine.
  7. In a large frying pan over a medium flame add 1/3 cup vegetable oil and allow to get hot.
  8. Place half of the potato shred mixture into the pan and form into a circle using a spatula.
  9. Fry on both side until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes in each side.
  10. Remove from pan and allow to drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  11. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
  12. Enjoy with a fried egg and salad!

These deliciously crisp hash browns are loaded with rajas and are the best thing I've ever made with an Idaho Potato! YUM!

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Flatout Meet My Spicy Egg Salad Recipe

 This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria courtesy of Flatout Bread. However all opinions are my own and the recipe is mine too.
Spicy egg salad wrapped in an Everything Flatout Flat Bread

Just the thought of this sandwich makes my mouth water.  I’ve uploaded all the photos  thinking how much I love a good spicy egg salad recipe and how this one sits pretty high on my list of happy things to eat. I love that it is sprinkled with all my favorite flavors: pepitas, jalapeños, and chipotle powder. What makes me extra happy is I have found the ideal companion to my egg salad in Flatout bread. Flatout is a blank canvas that allows the salad to shine in all its eggy glory. Every Flatout bread variety is low in fat, a good source of fiber and of course perfect for wraps, pinwheels and super easy sandwiches. With Flatout less is more…less calories, carbs, time. I can focus all my attention on the spicy egg salad and feel assured the Flatout Foldit is going to work perfectly.

Find your own Flatout Bread with this store locator by clicking here!

Ingredients for spicy egg salad wrapped in flatout flat bread.

Ingredients for Spicy Egg Salad:

  • 6 – eggs (hardboiled)
  • 1/4 – cup red onion (diced)
  • 1/8 – cup pepitas
  • 1/8 – cup cilantro
  • 1/8 – cup pickled jalapeño (plus extra slices for garnish)
  • 1/3 – cup mayo
  • 1 – tablespoon spicy mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Avocado slices
  • chipotle powder
  • 4 – Everything Flatout Flat Bread


  1. Peel shell off hardboiled eggs. Then cut eggs in chunky pieces. About 16 pieces per egg. Place in a mixing bowl. Slice hard boiled egg into 16 chunky pieces for spicy egg salad.
  2. Add in red onion, pepitas, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños. Mix well. First step to spicy egg salad. Gather dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Scoop in mayo and mustard. Mix to combine.
  4. On one side of flatout flat bread place cilantro and avocado slices.Avocado-cilantro-flatout
  5. Scoop one fourth of egg salad mixture on top of avocado slices. Scoop spicy egg salad over avocado on flatout flat bread.
  6. Sprinkle lightly with chipotle powder, and garnish with more jalapeño slices if you enjoy your salad a little more spicy. Sprinkle chipotle powder and sliced pickled jalapeños over spicy egg salad served on Flatout.
  7. Fold other half of flatout over egg salad.
  8. Enjoy! Perfect latin picnic food: Spicy Egg Salad served on Flatout Everything Flat bread.
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Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait

This is a sponsored post by General Mills Big G Cereal via Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.
Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait!!

My Auntie Rosie always made pudding for me and my tribe of cousins growing up. I guess it was something super easy that she could whip up in a matter of minutes and make us kids feel fancy. She would allow for one of us to pour the milk in the bowl while the other whipped with the whisk bringing the pudding to a thick consistency. She would then scoop the pudding into individual bowls and top with cheerios. I have so many memories of this process, and loved that no matter what flavor pudding she made she always told us a story of her days spent as a child. We would all listen with ears open to the many details she poured over recounting the days when my family had very little, but always had big love for one another. We appreciated her unconditional family love and our dessert snack that much more.

This family tradition didn’t come to a stop now that my cousins and I are adults, in fact I still like to whip up a Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait whenever I retell a story of my youth to my son. I use it as a comfort gateway into a life lesson I want him to hear. These stories really left an impact on me as a child and I hope to build these same type of memories with my boy. He knows an interesting story is coming his way the second he spies me caramelizing bananas.

Caramelized bananas for the top of Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait

I put all the various ingredients in bowls and let him build his own parfait using Honey Nut Cheerios, caramelized bananas, and banana pudding. He has started to make this tradition that my aunt passed down to me his own by adding his signature strawberry to the top of his parfait. I love it.

You can buy all the ingredients for a Honey Nut Cheerios banana Pudding Parfait at Walmart.

Serves: 4

Ingredients for Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait:

  • 1- banana (sliced into 1/2 inch rounds)
  • 1/2 – teaspoon butter
  • 1 – tablespoon sugar
  • 2 – cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Banana pudding (either buy it already made, or make it yourself according to box instructions)
  • optional: strawberry


  1. Slice banana into rounds. Set to the side.
  2. In a frying pan over a high flame melt butter to coat pan. Allow to get hot.
  3. Dip banana slices in sugar, then fry in hot pan. About 2 -3 minutes on each side until crisp and browned. Remove from pan and set to the side.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup Honey Nut Cheerios into the bottom of each cup (4 cups total).
  5. Top Honey Nut Cheerios with 1/4 cup banana pudding.
  6. Then top with another 1/4 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios.
  7. Layer 1/4 cup banana pudding on top.
  8. Lastly place caramelized banana on top.
  9. Garnish with strawberry if you wish.
  10. Enjoy!

Caramelized banana topper on Honey Nut Cheerios Banana Pudding Parfait. Buy everything you need for the recipe at Walmart.

Find more cereal recipes and inspiration at QueRicaVida.com or on this sweet Dia De Los Ninos pinterest board, or simply follow the hashtags #HoneyNutCheerios #NuestroCereal. You can easily find Honey Nut Cheerios in the cereal aisle at Walmart!

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OAK By ABSOLUT Mixed Drinks

Oak by Absolut is only in select markets. Los Angeles is one of them!

Last night I had a great old time. I was invited to the unveiling of OAK by ABSOLUT. If you’re wondering what that is…. a brand new product featuring a combo of original ABSOLUT vodka, barrel rested vodka and vodka rested on OAK. Initially I was intrigued since I love Vodka drinks, but I was completely sold when I tasted the depth of character and richness OAK by ABSOLUT has. It’s smooth with subtly smoky flavors combined with notes of vanilla, caramel, and toasted oak.

OAK by ABSOLUT served neat

I got to try a sample of three easy to make drinks using the new OAK by ABSOLUT, and I thought to myself  “I’m glad Los Angeles is one of the 9 select cities OAK by ABSOLUT is being sold because I just found my new favorite spirit.”  Pick up a bottle and make the recipes below! As they say in Sweden…. Skål!

OAK By ABSOLUT Sour Oak by Absolut Sour

  • 2 parts OAK by ABSOLUT
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • .75 parts simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice until cold. Pour into a glass and garnish with lemon.


Oak & Cola (pictured at very top of post)

  • 2 parts OAK by ABSOLUT
  • 5 parts Cola

Pour all ingredients into a glass and stir.

OAK Mule

  • 2 parts OAK by ABSOLUT
  • 5 parts ginger beer
  • Lime wedge
  • Angostura bitters

Pour all ingredients into a highball glass. Fill with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Nicole Presley of Presley's Pantry at the unveiling of OAK by ABSOLUT


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Alta California Breakfast Wrap

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria courtesy of Flatout Bread. However all opinions are my own and the recipe is mine too. 

This delicious Alta California breakfast wrap mixes flavors from Mexico and California together and brings it all together with Flatout Bread.

I’m all about  “Alta California Cuisine” these days. Which basically means mixing Mexican flavors with California flavors and produce. To quote Mexican food expert Bill Esparza, he called Alta California Cuisine “the original pocho dining.” Food I make at home fits the description perfectly and so does the food that I usually go out and enjoy.

This past weekend I decided to use Flatout Bread as the wrap to my breakfast filling. Every flatbread variety is low in fat, a good source of fiber and of course perfect for wraps, so naturally that was wrap of choice. I had just finished roasting a poblano chile, and had some left-over red roasted potatoes in the fridge. I cooked up an egg filling with poblano chile strips, red potato, blistered tomatoes, green onion, and topped it off with pepper jack cheese, cilantro, and avocado. My husband took one bite and said he loved my Alta California Breakfast Wrap… I guess he named it for me. I love that  Flatout serves as a blank canvas; it’s a perfect partner to help people of all ages make healthier choice that are still amazingly flavorful.

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All the ingredients needed for a alta california breakfast wrap.

Ingredients for Alta California Breakfast Wrap:

  • 1/2 – tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 – poblano chile (roasted, peeled, deseeded, and cut into 1/4 inch strips)
  • 10 – cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 3 – leftover roasted small red potatoes (already cooked and cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 4 – eggs
  • 3 – sprigs of green onion ( white part only- chopped)
  • 2 – Flatout Bread ( I used light original)
  • 2 – slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 – cilantro leaf stems
  • 1/2 – avocado (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large frying pan over a medium flame add in olive oil and allow to get hot.
  2. Add in poblano chile strips, cherry tomato halves, and roasted red potatoes. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk eggs till completely mixed.
  4. Pour eggs over sautéed vegetables. Then sprinkle in green onion. Mix to combine.Eggs being poured over sautéed vegetables.
  5. Cook until eggs are firm and cooked to your liking. I usually cook mine for 4 to 5 minutes. Once cooked set to the side for a minute. Eggs and vegetables fully cooked.
  6. Take a Flatout bread and place one slice of pepper jack cheese in the center.
  7. Then take half of egg filling and place on top of cheese.
  8. Top egg with 2 cilantro leaf stems and half avocado. Salt and pepper as desired. Alta California breakfast wrap ready to be wrapped up.
  9. Wrap up Flatout bread and cut in the middle.
  10. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu Ray And A Death Star Waffle Bar

Celebrating the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on Blu Ray / DVD with a Death Star waffle bar and a viewing party at home. Buy Everything you'll need at Walmart including the exclusive packaged Star Wars The Force Awakens DVD.

A few months ago I got this awesome Star Wars Death Star waffle maker in the mail. I remember being so excited as I opened the box and had big plans of what I would do with it, but for some reason or another I never got around to using it. Fast forward to the present… I know that you are all familiar with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Star Wars: Episode VII. The 2015 American epic space opera is being released April 5th on Blu Ray / DVD with special packaging and collectible Galactic Connexions Trading Discs which can ONLY be found at Walmart. I decided it was time to break out my Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker and have a Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu Ray / DVD viewing party. I whipped up an easy waffle batter, toasted some coconut (to look like Chewbacca’s fur), and chopped up some strawberries. Minutes later our Death Star Waffle bar was in full swing and we sat on our couch happily watching The Force Awakens from the comfort of our home! #ShowUsYourForce

In this seventh installment of the series The Force Awakens is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi; it follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron’s search for Luke Skywalker and their fight alongside the Resistance, led by veterans of the Rebel Alliance, against Kylo Ren and the First Order, successor to the Galactic Empire. Pick up your copy today!!!!

All the topping for the Death Star waffle bar.

Death Star Waffle Bar Ingredients:

  • Death Star Waffle Iron
  • non stick cooking spray
  • 2 – cups flour
  • 4 – teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 – teaspoon salt
  • 3 – tablespoons sugar
  • 2 – eggs
  • 6 – tablespoons butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 1/2 – cups whole milk
  • 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FOR BAR:
  • Whipped cream
  •  toasted coconut
  • Star Wars marshmallows
  • sliced strawberries
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • dried cranberries


  1. Preheat waffle iron as directed in appliance instructions.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a bowl.
  3. In a mixer beat eggs on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour in butter, milk and vanilla. mix to combine.
  4. Pour flour mixture into egg/milk mixture. Mix to combine.
  5. Ladle waffle 1/2 cup batter into heated waffle iron. The death star waffle iron is the best thing for making Star Wars waffles. Order it from Walmart.
  6. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden crisp.
  7. Carefully remove with a rubber spatula. Perfectly crisp death star waffle ready to be topped!
  8. Garnish waffle with any or all of the toppings.
  9. #ShowUsYourForce



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Batman V Superman with Cheese Dip For Doritos

This delicious cheese dip is spicy and has a layer of avocado. It is the perfect dip for Doritos, and I bought all the ingredients at Walmart.

Batman V Superman… That’s all my 6 year old boy keeps talking about. The problem is the movie is rated ‘R’ and I can’t take him to see it with that rating. What’s a mom to do? The next best thing to seeing the film is buying all the cool superhero merchandise. Lucky for him, Walmart has us covered in the Batman V Superman department. Toys for days with voice changing Batman masks, capes, and an Epic Strike Bat MobileVoice-changing-Batman-mask-walmart

I also found cool T-shirts for both adults and kids. walmart-tee

What really got my wheels spinning was the Batman V Superman food… The Doritos bags have Batman and / or Superman printed on them. Walmart also has exclusive Rice Cripsy Treats a la Batman V Superman. The list goes on and on what you’ll be able to find for all your Superhero needs. My son was most excited about the Doritos, and insisted we buy a bag of each flavor offered. I’m not sure who he’s routing for but what I do know is I was going to have lots of Doritos in my house. I decided to make a cheese dip for Doritos as a snack to munch on as he fills my ears with Superhero talk.

All the ingredients for cheese dip for Doritos

Ingredients For Cheese Dip For Doritos:

  • 16 – oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 16 – oz. sour cream
  • 1 – cup onion (chopped)
  • 4 – cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 – teaspoon chile flakes
  • 4 – cups pepper jack cheese (grated)
  • 2 – medium sized avocados (cubed)
  • 3/4 – cup pickled jalapeños (sliced)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Place cream cheese, and sour cream in a mixer. Beat on medium for 2 minutes until fully combined.
  3. Add in onion, garlic, chile flakes, and 2 cups pepper jack cheese. Beat on medium until fully combined
  4. Scoop out half of cheese mixture into a medium casserole dish and spread evenly. First layer of cheese mixture
  5. Layer in cubes of avocado. Layer of avocado in cheese dip for Doritos
  6. Scoop out remaining cheese mixture on top of avocado. Spread out evenly. IMG_8198
  7. Sprinkle remaining pepper jack cheese over the top. Pepper jack cheese tops the cheese and avocado mixture.
  8. Place jalapeño slices over grated pepper jack.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Place under broiler for 3 minutes or until browned.
  11. Serve with Doritos.
  12. Enjoy!


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Spicy Fideo Fully Loaded

This fideo is made with Barilla's cut spaghetti and cooked in a spicy broth. Garnish with panela cheese, avocado, fried egg, corn nuts, cilantro and fresh lime juice. Spicy fideo fully loaded you'll never want it any other way.

Let’s talk about Fideo… My Mom and I are fans of a nice bowl of spicy fideo. We pride ourselves on who makes it better. We try and impress each other with fully loaded versions of our favorite sopa de fideo. Sometimes I make it super soupy and other times I’ll make it on the dry side. Adding in a few cubes of panela cheese and avocado, a fried egg, and corn nuts with a squirt of fresh lime juice is my favorite way to serve it. But the key to a great bowl of spicy fideo is the pasta…. My Mom and I keep each other updated on which pasta brands are good and which don’t pass the test. I feel like we have tried every brand out there but no matter what pasta dish I create, Barilla has always proven to be the best, and my mom agrees. Barilla’s Fideo Cut Spaghetti is perfect for fideo pasta. Wow, it made me realize that us Latinas have a wealth of cultural heritage and flavors, that span many generations to tap into, when cooking family-treasured meals. Likewise, Barilla has four generations of experience making quality “al dente” pasta that doesn’t clump or break. With Barilla’s new culinary movement, Latino Italian Fusion, Latinas are further inspired to use pasta as a blank canvas to get creative in the kitchen. This movement combines the best of Latin flavors and ingredients with traditional pasta dishes. With that being said, it came as no surprise that Barilla has conquered the fideo / cut spaghetti game with a perfect pasta for my sopa de fideo. My favorite Latino flavors and spices combined with traditional Italian ingredients, creates a delicious meal perfect for family gatherings or a party of two, for mother and daughter.

Barilla's cut spaghetti doubles down as fideo

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 30 minutes
  • servings: 8

Ingredients for Spicy Fideo Fully Loaded:

  • 3 – tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 – lb box Barilla Cut Spaghetti / Fideo pasta
  • 1 – cup onion (grated)Grated onion and tomato
  • 1 – tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 – cup tomato (grated)
  • 1/2 – teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 – teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 – 7 3/4 oz. can El Pato (salsa de chile fresco)
  • 6 – cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 – cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 – teaspoon salt

Garnish with:

  • 1 – tablespoon panela cheese
  • 1/6 – cup avocado (1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1- fried egg
  • 1/8 – cup corn nuts
  • 1/2 – lime
  • 2 – sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 –  teaspoon chili flakes


  1. Place a dutch oven or large pot over a medium high flame. Add in vegetable oil and allow it to get hot.
  2. Pour in Cut Spaghetti / Fideo and mix to coat all pasta with oil. Allow pasta to fry in oil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Continue frying until most pasta is browned and some pieces look slightly burned. Barilla cut spaghetti doubles down as fideoBarilla's video perfectly browned.
  3. Add in onion and garlic. Mix to combine. Add grated onion into browned Barilla cut spaghetti
  4. Add in tomato, oregano, and chili flakes. Mix to fully combine.
  5. Pour in El Pato, and vegetable broth mix to combine. Add el pato to Barilla fideo for a spicy sopa
  6. Raise flame to high and add in cilantro. Add cilantro to fideo for a nice flavor to the broth.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Barilla fideo cooked al dente.
  8. Sprinkle with salt.
  9. Serve immediately and garnish with panela cheese, avocado, fried egg, corn nuts, fresh cilantro and a fresh squeeze of lime juice. Barilla spicy fideo garnished and ready to serve
  10. Enjoy!

* For a soupy version of spicy fideo add 9 cups of broth instead of 6 cups.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barilla, however,  my opinions are entirely my own, and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards Barilla or their products.

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