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Classic Pastitsio

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Classic Pastitsio
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6
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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.
Updated Mar 26, 2013

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Ground beef can be used instead of the ground lamb.

Nutrition

270 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
6g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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