Italian-Style Pastitsio Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Italian-Style Pastitsio is a delicious and comforting pasta dish that is perfect for a family dinner or gathering. This baked pasta casserole is made with layers of pasta, ground beef, tomato sauce, and a creamy béchamel sauce. It is then topped with cheese and baked until golden and bubbly. The flavors of the Italian spices and the creamy sauce make this dish a crowd-pleaser. Serve it with a side salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.

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1hr 25minstotal
Italian-Style Pastitsio

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Ingredients for Italian-Style Pastitsio Recipe

  • 1/10 pound Pasta
  • 1/10 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/10 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/5 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/10 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/5 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 0.40 tablespoon Butter
  • 0.03 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/5 cup Milk
  • 1/20 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.03 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/10 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste

Directions: Italian-style Pastitsio Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until browned.
  • STEP 3.Add onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning to the skillet and cook until onions are softened.
  • STEP 4.Stir in tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 5.In a separate saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux.
  • STEP 6.Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thickened.
  • STEP 7.Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.
  • STEP 8.In a greased baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, followed by the meat sauce, and then the remaining pasta.
  • STEP 9.Pour the béchamel sauce over the top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • STEP 10.Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
  • STEP 11.Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 12.Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.

Cooking Tips

  • You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a lighter version.
  • Feel free to add vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms to the meat sauce for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Make sure to cook the pasta al dente, as it will continue to cook in the oven.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Italian-Style Pastitsio can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.
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Recipe By Slurrp