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Pastitsio Recipe

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


Submitted by angelie

Makes 8 servings



traditional Greek baked pasta dish

Recipe Ingredients for pastitsio

500 gram minced beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 grated onion
250 gram tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
500 gram pasta
1 egg
100 grams grated cheese
4 cups of milk
6 tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoon of butter
1/3 teaspoon of salt
1/3 teaspoon of pepper

Recipe Directions for pastitsio

  1. Prepare the Minced Meat by heating the minced beef in frying pan; then add:

  2. 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 grated onion

  3. Allow it to cook for a few minutes then add:

  4. 1 can of tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 cup of water. Let it all cook until it gets dry

  5. Prepare the Pasta by boiling 1/2 a pot of water and add the pasta, 2 tablespoons of salt and let boil for 15 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water and add: 1 egg (beaten) and 3 tablespoons of grated cheese.

  6. Prepare the Béchamel Sauce by bringing the following to a boil: 4 cups of milk, 6 tablespoons of flour,2 tablespoons of butter. Add 1/3 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 teaspoon of pepper and keep mixing until it's creamy. Add the rest of the grated cheese.

  7. Lightly oil the bottom of the baking pan. Layer 2/3's of the pasta in the pan, add the minced meat, add the remaining 1/3 of the pasta and top with the béchamel sauce.

  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 40 minutes at 250 degrees

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Greek

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 321.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
494
Calories from Fat
154
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.1g
26%
Saturated Fat
7.3g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
155mg
52%
Sodium
482mg
20%
Potassium
687mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
48.4g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
35.0g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 25% Iron 28%
* 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
B
    Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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