5 Reviews

Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 ~ Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! This pastitsio is seriously good. I used stock & a little lemon juice instead of wine & Quorn mince. This recipe is perfect for a vegetarian feast & will be added to my special cookbook ;) Thanks Heather for another super recipe! :)

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Um Safia June 17, 2008

This was a lot of work for an okay dinner - I found it a bit bland. I added a spinach, green peppers and carrots to my meat substitute mix. I also used TVP which you have to reconstitute with boiling water and you can skip the browning step just throw it in with the tomato sauce.

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AmeliaW September 18, 2007

this was very tasty and not too heavy despite the ingredients. i used veggie crumbles which have a close resemblence to real meat. i made slight changes though, doubling the amount of tomato suace because the filling was very dry. i also made a traditional white sauce with flour instead of corn starch. thanks for posting!

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Mizzy February 13, 2006

I, er, used ground beef. This is a delicious dish - hey, it's essentially mac & cheese - how can you go wrong?? The 4 of us ate it for supper & the girls & I finished it off for breakfast. ;) Hehehe. YUM!

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Elmotoo November 01, 2005

This is the type of food I really like. I used TVP for my vegetarian ground beef. I'm not sure that was what the recipe intended, but that's what I used. I've never used it before so was unsure how this would work, or whether I would like it. TVP does not seem to brown (step 3), and it looked rather unappealing until the other ingredients were added. I did use some extra tomato sauce, and still had absolutely no excess moisture. I loved the way this looked as I put it together. And even better, when my very picky DD came home and peeked in the oven I could tell she would try it. I had to be a little deceitful about the TVP or I knew she wouldn't try it. I just said it was meat. She took her first bite....in her mouth, and immediately back out! TVP did not pass the 'tastes like meat' test. Then of course, I had to 'fess up. DH and I both found it to be a bit dry. He added some extra tomato sauce over the top. Also, the servings are extremely generous. I made 1/2 batch, we each thought we ate 'a lot', and more than 1/2 was still left.

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Ms*Bindy October 26, 2005
Perfect Pastitsio (Vegetarian)