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Sopa de Patacón (Fried Green Plantain Soup)

Sopa de Patacones is a delicious soup made with twice fried green plantains. It’s comforting and filling.

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Finally, my Sopa de Patacón recipe is on the blog! It’s very strange that I haven’t yet posted a recipe for this soup because it is one of my favorite soups, but better late than never.

Green plantains are a staple in Colombian and Latin American cuisine. We prepare them a lot of different ways, patacones also known as tostones being the most popular way to use them.

In Colombia and most Latin countries, we often eat patacones as an appetizer, a snack with dipping sauces, or as a side dish. This Sopa de Patacones is yet another popular and delicious way to use fried green plantains.

You can add diced beef and cook it in the soup if you want. I did not add beef this time, but this soup is delicious both ways.

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Sopa de Patacón Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 30 mins

Total Time 40 mins

Course Main Course, Soup

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

Calories 2995 kcal


  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • Salt and pepper to your taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground achiote
  • 12 cooked patacones fried green plantains
  • ¼ fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot, add the onions, garlic, scallions, bell pepper, cumin and achiote. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

  • Add the beef broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Add the patacones and cook over low heat for about 10-15 minutes, be very careful not to stir the soup, to avoid breaking the patacones.

  • Sprinkle cilantro on top and serve warm.


Calories: 2995kcalCarbohydrates: 711gProtein: 54gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 7247mgPotassium: 12302mgFiber: 55gSugar: 333gVitamin A: 26950IUVitamin C: 512mgCalcium: 274mgIron: 18mg

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I’m a big fan of soups! Hot soups, cold soups, creamy soups, broths, you name it. You can bet that I always have a soup on the menu at my house, year-round, even when it’s 90 degrees outside!

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If you’re looking for a yummy soup that’s simple to make and easy on the budget, I highly recommend this Latin classic Fried Green Plantain Soup. Serve it with diced avocado and white rice on the side. Buen provecho!

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More Soup Recipes to Try

Changua (Milk and egg Soup)

Crema de Aguacate (Avocado Soup)

Mondongo (Tripe and Pork Soup)

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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