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Pantrucas Chilean Pasta Soup

Pantrucas Chilean Pasta Soup

A traditional and easy-to-make Chilean soup.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4



for the Pantrucas,

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kitchen salt

for the soup,

  • 1 medium onion, in small cubes
  • 1 medium or big carrot, grated
  • 300500 grams of ground meat (turkey, pork, beef)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable or beef broth (can be made from cubes) or plain water
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, to serve
  • salt, oil, and pepper


  1. Prepare the Pantrucas dough: Dissolve the salt in hot water. In a bowl, place the flour and add the water, stir with a fork, and then with your hands, form a dough. It should feel elastic. Add more warm water if necessary. Knead for 5 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth or kitchen plastic.
    Making the Pantruca doughMixing the flour and salted water Pantruca dough
  2. For the soup: Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and grated carrot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring.
    Sautéed onion Sautéed carrots and onions
  3. Add the ground beef, oregano, colored pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 6 minutes, and let the meat brown. Add the broth and cover. Let it boil gently—lower the fire.
  4. Roll the Pantruca dough to a couple of millimeters thick, almost transparent. Cut into square or small rectangles, about 3 x 3 cm.
    Cutting the Pantrucas
  5. Add the Pantrucas, about 6-8 at a time to the boiling broth. They will sink and rise. This is normal. Keep adding the Pantrucas each time the pot returns to a boil until all are added and floating at the top.
    Pantruca soup on a pot
  6. Serve hot, sprinkled with parsley.
    Pantrucas Chilean Pasta Soup Pantrucas Chilean Pasta Soup
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Chilean Soup, Pantrucas