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Pastisio Recipe

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


Submitted by crmingen

Makes 8 servings



This is the ultimate Greek comfort food, a hearty casserole of cinnamon-spiked ground lamb baked with penne and a Parmesan cheese sauce. From Martha Stuart

Recipe Ingredients for Pastisio

1 pound penne, cooked and drained
2 pound ground lamb
2 medium onions, diced
1/2 cup red wine
1 can (6-ounce) tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Salt
1 Pepper
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Pastisio

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook pasta, and drain; reserve. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, over medium heat, cook lamb, breaking apart pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Transfer to a colander; drain fat, and discard. Return lamb to pan; add wine. Cook over medium heat until almost all liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in tomato paste, cinnamon, and 2 cups water; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Make Parmesan cheese sauce while mixture is simmering: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour until incorporated, about 30 seconds. In a slow steady stream, whisk in milk until there are no lumps.

  5. Cook, whisking often, until mixture is thick and bubbly and coats the back of a wooden spoon, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cayenne, if desired, and Parmesan.

  6. Add pasta to lamb mixture; transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over the top, smoothing with the back of a spoon until level. Bake until browned in spots, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 346.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
579
Calories from Fat
191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.2g
33%
Saturated Fat
10.4g
52%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
176mg
59%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
905mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
48.5g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
8.6g
Protein
44.6g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 19% Iron 32%
* 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
  • Low in sodium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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