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Pasticcio Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasticcio recipe? Learn how to make Pasticcio using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by uptight9

Makes 10 servings



Traditional, very filling greek dish with layers of macaroni, ground beef and bechamel sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Pasticcio

1 1/2 lbs macaroni
1 lb lean ground beef
5 tbsp olive oil
7/10 cup chopped onion
1 cup tomatoes
1/2 cup white wine
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 cup milk
3 egg whites
2 cup grated parmesan
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
3 tbsp butter

Recipe Directions for Pasticcio

  1. Boil macaroni, but do not overcook. Drain, return to saucepan. Add half of the butter or fat. Prepare the Kima Sauce of filling with the above ingredients as directed in recipe for Kima Sauce. Fry onion with olive oil until golden brown. Add tomato paste diluted in 1 cup of water or canned tomatoes, cut into small pieces. Add other ingredients, cover and simmer until sauce thickens (about 30 minutes). Add 3 unbeaten egg whites and half of the cheese to macaroni and mix well.

  2. Butter a baking dish or pan and sprinkle bottom with dried bread crumbs. Add macaroni. Spread the Kima Sauce, to which 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs have been added. Cover with a white sauce to which 3 unbeaten egg whites, the cheese and nutmeg have been added. Sprinkle with the rest of the grated cheese, some more bread crumbs to form a crust and pour over the rest of the warm butter.

  3. Bake in hot oven for 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly, cut into square pieces. Makes about 5 servings.

  4. White Sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the flour gradually, stirring constantly with a wire beater until it has absorbed all of the butter. Add the hot milk and stir until it thickens and starts boiling. Add salt and nutmeg and continue stirring until sauce become smooth and thick like cream.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Greek, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 264.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
611
Calories from Fat
191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.2g
33%
Saturated Fat
8.7g
44%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
1106mg
46%
Potassium
546mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
66.0g
22%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
35.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 32% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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