This restaurant-style sopapilla recipe is easy to make at home with pantry ingredients and always a crowd fave! Sprinkle your sopapillas in powdered sugar or dip in cinnamon-sugar — up to you!
Have you ever tried making a batch of homemade sopapillas?
If not, I say it’s time! ♡
These irresistibly soft and sweet fry breads (also known as sopaipillas) are surprisingly easy to make with just a handful of everyday pantry ingredients. No yeast needed! Simply mix together a quick dough, roll and cut it out into your desired shapes, fry until puffy and golden, and then serve immediately while the sopapillas are nice and hot. I always grew up eating sopapillas that were also sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar, which I highly recommend. And while we’re already at it with the sugar-and-carbohydrate bomb, you should definitely go ahead and serve them up New-Mex/Tex-Mex-style with lots of honey for dipping or drizzling too.
They are the perfect fun dessert to serve with New Mexican, Tex-Mex or Mexican food. (Variations of sopapillas are also served with Argentinian, Chilean and Uruguan food too!) And when served hot and fresh outta the fryer, look out, because they are downright irresistible.
Let’s make some sopapillas, friends!