Pasticchio (Greek Lasagna)

Amanda Hyatt

By
@Passion4Cooking

This is another comfort food dish from my childhood. Don't be put off by the cinnamon in this dish, this has a wonderful flavor, and a creamy texture.


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Serves:

6

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

6 oz
elbow macaroni 1 1/2 cups
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c
milk
1 large
beaten egg
3/4 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
chopped onion
(1) 8 oz
can tomato sauce
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/8 tsp
nutmeg
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
milk
1 large
egg, beaten
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
cook macaroni according to package directions, drain. Stir in 1/3 parmesan, the 1/4 cup milk and 1 egg, set aside.
2
In skillet cook ground beef and chopped onion until meat is slightly brown and onion is tender; drain off excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce, the 3/4 teaspoon salt, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper, set aside
3
In a saucepan melt butter; blend in flour and the 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for one minute more. Stir only half of the sauce into 1 beaten egg, return that back into the saucepan. Stir in the 1/4 parmesan cheese.
4
Layer half of the macaroni mixture in a 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Spoon meat mixture atop, then remaining macaroni. Spread cream sauce over all. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 45-50 mins. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef