Classic Pastitsio

Classic Pastitsio

Discover a popular Greek casserole made of layers of pasta, lamb, cheeses, a creamy white sauce and a delicate seasoning blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Macaroni Mixture
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni (3 1/2 oz)
1
egg white
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons milk
Lamb Mixture
3/4
lb ground lamb
1 1/2
cups cubed peeled eggplant
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, drained
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Sauce
1
cup milk
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg, beaten
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. Stir in remaining macaroni mixture ingredients.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook lamb over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining lamb mixture ingredients.
  3. In 1-quart saucepan, cook 1 cup milk and the cornstarch over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients.
  4. In ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole, place half of macaroni mixture. Top with lamb mixture, remaining macaroni mixture and the sauce.
  5. Bake uncovered about 40 minutes or until set in center.
Makes 6 servings
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Substitution
Ground beef can be used instead of the ground lamb.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 510mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.