Soupa Trahana: Trahanas Soup With Milk

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Bowls (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
307 Calories
14g Fat
33g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Bowls (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 790mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 13g
Calcium 261mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In Greek: σούπα τραχανά, pronounced SOO-pah trah-hah-NAH

Trahanas is a favorite Greek pasta and this soup is a favorite in Greek homes around the country. This version of the soup comes from Andros, an island in the Cyclades. Trahanas comes in two versions - sweet (made with milk) and sour (made with yogurt or sour traditional buttermilk) and is used to taste. 


  • 1 cup of sweet or sour trahanas pasta (or peperini or acini pasta for a sweeter taste)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 6 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 slices of bread, trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Add the pasta, water, and bouillon cube to a pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 17 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to prevent from sticking to the pot.

  2. While simmering, lightly fry the bread in butter to make croutons.

  3. Add the milk and crumbled cheese to the soup, and stir. Cook 3 minutes more and remove from heat. Allow resting for 5 minutes.

  4. Serve with croutons.