Classic Pastitsio

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6

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

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Ground beef can be used instead of the ground lamb.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
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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