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Makaroni-Piimasupp (Estonian Pasta Soup with Milk) in a white bowl.

Makaroni-Piimasupp (Estonian Pasta Soup with Milk)

A recipe for Makaroni-Piimasupp (Estonian Pasta Soup with Milk)! Noodles are simmered in milk until tender, then served with a little butter and sugar for a warming, comforting meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine Estonian
Keyword Estonia, Estonian, milk, noodle, pasta, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 3 cups (700 milliliters) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 grams) small to medium-sized dried pasta
  • 4 cups (1 liter) whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) granulated sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) unsalted butter

To serve:

  • Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar


  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  • Stir in the salt and pasta, then reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is almost al dente, starting to become tender, but not yet soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and sugar, then continue to cook just until pasta is tender and the milk is starting to thicken, stirring the bottom and sides often to prevent sticking.
  • Season to taste with additional sugar and salt, if desired.
  • Divide among serving bowls and, if desired, top with a small piece of butter and pinch of cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.