Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Not exactly Greek - not exactly Italian - from Pasta Quick & Easy! Prepare in advance, put in the oven after work, make a salad & you've got dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SAUCE: Heat oil in large skillet; cook onion& pepper for 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, stir& cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add beef& cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink- about 10 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes& wine; bring to a boil, lower heat& simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until sauce is fairly thick.
  5. Stir in parsley& anchovies; season to taste.
  6. PASTA: Cook in boiling salted water for 8- 10 minutes, or until tender.
  7. Drain& transfer to a bowl.
  8. Stir in the cream& set aside.
  9. TOPPING: Beat yoghurt, eggs& nutmeg until well combined; season to taste.
  10. ASSEMBLY: Brush a large, shallow ovenproof dish with oil (or spray with Pam).
  11. Spoon in 1/2 the pasta mixture& cover with 1/2 the meat mixture.
  12. Repeat these 2 layers.
  13. Spread the topping over the final layer& sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  14. COOKING: Bake in preheated 375F oven for 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown& bubbling.
Most Helpful

this is quick and easy, but a bit bland for our taste. i also found that while the topping cooked up well the inside was a bit watery, we prefer our sauce a bit thicker.

chia March 08, 2004

This is a fantastic base dish. I added 3 tsp of cornflour because of the last reviewer, as well as 4 carrots, 100g mushrooms, 1 green pepper, 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Very nice. I used sour cream instead of full cream - it was ok, but I don't recommend it :-) I'm not going to add stars because I made so many additions but it was a great base dish. I think I'll add even more veggies next time - maybe sweet potato and broccoli. If I wasn't weight conscious right now I would quadruple the cheese - it was nice the way it was but would have been purely indulgent with extra cheese. After all that rambling - in conclusion, this is a great base recipe but in my opinion needs adjustments to whatever your taste is.

Pink Princess July 03, 2005