Portuguese Sweet Pasta (Aletria)

Aletria is a Portuguese Sweet Pasta dessert. It is kind of like the pasta version of Arroz Doce, or Sweet Rice. It is quite a unique and traditional dish in Portuguese dessert making. For those with a sweet tooth and love pasta, this is a perfect dessert.

*Serves 3-4*
12 oz vermicelli noodles
1/2 cup water
3 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 lemon rinds

6 egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1) In a saucepan, add 2.5 cups milk, 1/2 cup water and heat until it boils.
2) Now add the sugar, lemon rinds, and butter to the saucepan. Stir it well. Reduce to medium heat.
3) Finally, add the vermicelli noodles and mix again. Let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
4) Beat the egg yolks well and then add them to the saucepan along with the last 1/2 cup milk.
5) Stir it well as it simmers for another 3 minutes.
6) Once done, pour it on a dish to serve. Cover with cinnamon powder.


  1. Zola Rocha

    I love Portuguese food and want to share with my friends and family. thank you.

  2. deidre forknall

    love portuguese food!!!

  3. Liz Jarry

    The amount of water should be doubled in this recipe

  4. ines Veloso

    thank you so much …. leaning and making this reminds me of my mom thank you sooo much love ur recipes ­čÖé

  5. Fatima marques

    My mother used to make this recipe one of my childhood memories of her. Now that I found this recipes I will surely try this I hope it’s as good as mom.

  6. Barbara

    Make sure you warm the yolks slowly with a little of the warm milk. If you add the egg yolks to hot milk, you’ll get scrambled eggs. My cousin, Lurdes, taught me that — after a few tries..

    I look forward to this version!


  7. My mom made Aletria often when I was young in Goa. Thank you for the recipe, should bring some good memories.

  8. After making it a few times you master it simple my mom was the old country she use to have it for holidays and birthday so when she came to U S she comtinue the tradition i did to a point almost like rice pudding i make it once in the while my children talk about it my grandson is having international food day at school we are going to make Aletria for thanks for letting me air my that so its true kids dont forget what they see at home thanks for letting me air my thoughts on Aletria

  9. i eatened this before it good

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