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Pastitsio -
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Pastitsio -


Pastitsio, sometimes spelled pastichio, is an Italian and Greek baked pasta dish that contains ground beef and béchamel sauce; it is of southern Italian origin. There are variants throughout the Mediterranean.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 797kcal



  • To make the meat sauce, heat the butter in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef and lamb and saute until browned.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook covered over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to make the béchamel sauce, heat the butter in a saucepan over moderate heat.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and stir some of the milk mixture into the beaten eggs.
  • Stir the egg mixture into the milk mixture and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water until slightly under-done, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain and place half the cooked pasta in a greased 3-quart (3 L) baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with half the cheese and spread all of the meat sauce over the top.
  • Add the remaining pasta, all of the béchamel sauce, and the remaining cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F (180C) oven until the top is browned and bubbling, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting into serving portions.


Sodium: 1206mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 837mg | Cholesterol: 301mg | Calories: 797kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Fat: 49g | Protein: 54g | Carbohydrates: 33g