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Greek Pastitsio
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 

The Greek version of lasagna.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: casserole, cheese, pasta, red sauce, Sauce, white cheese sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces bucatini pasta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 12 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can tomatoes, undrained and cut-up
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Drain, rinse and drain again.
  4. Transfer to a warm bowl.
  5. Separate the eggs.
  6. In a small bowl, lightly beat the yolks. Set aside for white sauce.
  7. Stir egg whites, feta cheese and 1/4 cup milk into the pasta. Set aside.
  8. Prepare the red/meat sauce.
  9. Cook the lamb and onion over medium high heat until meat is browned.
  10. Drain off fat. Stir in the tomatoes, oregano, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  11. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat, stir in 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  13. Layer half of the pasta mixture in a lightly greased 8 x 8 x 2 baking dish.
  14. Top with meat sauce and then with the remaining pasta mixture.
  15. Prepare the white sauce.
  16. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk, flour, salt and pepper.
  17. Cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly for 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  18. Slowly stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the lightly beaten egg yolks, then return this mixture to the saucepan.

  19. Cook stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until mixture thickens. (Do not boil)

  20. Stir in the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Pour the sauce over the pasta layer.
  21. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
  22. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.