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Vegetable Pastitsio Recipe

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


Submitted by corinnebailey

Makes 8 servings



From Donna-Marie Pye's "300 Slow Cooker Favourites". A savoury vegetable mixture is layered over spinach and creamy pasta in this delicious variation of lasagna.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetable Pastitsio


Pasta Custard Layer:
3 cups dried macaroni
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
385 ml evaporated milk
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Vegetable Layer:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup zucchini, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 cup frozen corn kernels
213 ml tomato sauce
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
300 g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Vegetable Pastitsio

  1. Pasta custard layer: In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Set aside.

  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly to prevent browning, for 2 minutes. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly, until smooth. Cook for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs with about 1/2 cup sauce, mixing well. Add remaining sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese and reserved pasta. Set aside.

  4. Vegetable layer: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, zucchini and carrot; cook for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are softened. Add corn, tomato sauce, oregano, cinnamon and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  5. Spoon pasta mixture into lightly greased slow cooker stoneware. Spread spinach over pasta and spoon vegetable mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  6. Cover and cook on Low for 6 yo 9 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours, until mixture is bubbling. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 281.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
413
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.8g
27%
Saturated Fat
9.6g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
681mg
28%
Potassium
737mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
43.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
9.7g
Protein
20.9g
Vitamin A 109% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 36% Iron 18%
* 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+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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