Greek Pastica

Greek Pastica Recipe

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Nikki Olschwanger


This is a wonderful covered dish to make for church suppers or to take to friends. My friends grandfather was from Greece, and his grandmother made this for the family.

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serves 8


1 ( 16 oz ) package elbow macaroni
1 pound ground chuck
1 pound shredded american cheese
5 eggs
2 cups milk, approximately
1 1/2 lemons
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
1/2 tsp. oregano

How to Make Greek Pastica


  • 1Cook macaroni until barely done ( pasta should be firm in order to hold the custard)
  • 2Brown meat and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano.
  • 3Layer alternately in a 9 x 12-inch baking dish the macaroni, meat and cheese.
  • 4Squeeze lemons over casserole.
  • 5Beat eggs and add milk to bowl.
  • 6Pour over macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • 7Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or longer until custard is set.
  • 8This may be served warm or room temperature. It freezes well.

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About Greek Pastica

Course/Dish: Beef