Pastitsio - Greek Macaroni

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by FrenchBunny

This has such a blend of wonderful spices and is so creamy. My friend gave me this recipe such a long time ago and I make it over and over again. Everyone loves it. I change the pasta's sometimes but it always turns out delicious. It can be frozen as well after cooking and turns out great.

Top Review by breezermom

I have to say...this is one of my PAC babies, so I won't reflect any displeasure in the rating as long as it is a good recipe and this is an excellent tasting recipe!. However the directions are a little confusing. I'd rework the directions and more people would make this wonderful recipe! Made as posted except I added garlic to the meat mixture. I just can't stand the smell of the mix with out garlic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Meat Layer.
  2. Saute onions in butter till soft.
  3. Add meat breaking up with spoon & cook till no pink remains.
  4. Drain off fat in a strainer & return meat in pan.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
  7. For Cream Sauce.
  8. Melt butter in large pot.
  9. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute.
  10. Lower heat and add cream and stock till smooth.
  11. Cook stirring constantly till sauce is thick & bubbly.
  12. Stir in cheese,salt and pepper and stir till cheese is melted & blended into sauce.
  13. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
  14. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  15. Beat eggs, 1/2 Cup cheese and Soft butter.
  16. Add to pasta, blending well.
  17. Assembly:.
  18. Spoon 1/2 of pasta into buttered 13X9X2 dish.
  19. Pour 1 Cup Sauce over pasta.
  20. Spoon on all of the meat mixture.
  21. Pour another 1 Cup sauce over meat.
  22. Add other 1/2 of pasta.
  23. Pour rest of sauce.
  24. Sprinkle 1/4 C cheese on top.
  25. Bake uncovered 350 F for 35 minutes.

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