19Ingredients
1040Calories
85Minutes

Pastitsio is a decadent and delicious dish. It is aromatic, flavorful, and hearty. It takes 85 minutes to prepare this dish so make sure you have time to prepare it. This hearty dish is perfect for a Sunday dinner the whole family will love. Make sure to include these ingredients in your next grocery shopping list so you can surprise your family with this decadent dish. Why are you waiting?

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 650 grams ground lamb (or veal)
  • 400 grams crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 225 grams noodles (macaroni)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 300 milliliters greek yogurt (unflavored)
  • 600 grams feta cheese crumbles
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 40 grams parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot, heat up a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and saute until softened. Then add the garlic and do the same.
  2. Add the ground meat and stir until golden on all sides and well separated.
  3. Add the tomatoes, mint, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to thicken.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  5. Boil the macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  6. In a bowl, beat the eggs together with the Greek yogurt and feta cheese. Salt and pepper to taste but remember feta is usually pretty salty.
  7. Grease a baking dish.
  8. Pour the meat mixture into the baking dish. Top with the drained macaroni. Then finish with the Greek yogurt mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden.
  9. This dish is best when left to refrigerate for 1 day and served at room temperature.
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NutritionView more

1040Calories
Sodium85%DV2030mg
Fat103%DV67g
Protein108%DV55g
Carbs17%DV51g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories1040Calories from Fat600
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat67g103%
Saturated Fat35g175%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol340mg113%
Sodium2030mg85%
Potassium880mg25%
Protein55g108%
Calories from Fat600
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate51g17%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars12g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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