Meat and Macaroni Pie - Pastitsio

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Comfort food.I posted this for the tour 2005 made it tonight and made some adjustments.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss pasta with 1 tablespoon oil and garlic powder.
  2. In a large frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic in a 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the meat and brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes ,tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano and parsley. Simmer until cooked through and the mixture has the consistency of a sauce.
  4. Using a greased oven proof dish, layer the cooked spaghetti and the meat mixture in the dish.
  5. Heat the butter, flour in microwave oven to make a paste about 30 seconds.
  6. Whisk eggs into milk. Add to roux and whisk to mix together. Micro 2 minutes. Whisk and micro 2 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir in grated cheddar cheese. Pour over the casserole. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very good! I used 1 pound of lamb and 1/2 pound of beef. I don't typically like layering the sauce and meat in this type of dish, so I combined the meat sauce with the pasta, then topped with the white sauce. I used kalamata olives, fresh parsley from the garden, and added some nutmeg to the white sauce. I was a bit skeptical of making the sauce in the microwave, but was pleasantly surprised by the result! I would definitely make this again. Made for ZWT6.

5 5

Oh this was so good. I left out the olives and added some red pepper flakes for some spice. Everyone enjoyed it, though I did get a suggestion to add more tomato sauce next time; I think we're just used to saucy pastas. Other than that though, it was great! I really loved the cream sauce; that definitely made it for me. It was a really nice balance of flavours. Thanks!

5 5

Pure comfort food Rita! I made the recipe exactly as written and was very pleased with the results. This is very easy to put together as well. Thanks for a nice dinner recipe!