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    Pastitsio Pie

    Pastitsio Pie. Photo by Baby Kato

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    1 hr 25 mins

    35 mins

    50 mins

    Dotty2's Note:

    Creamy Pastitsio. This recipe was pictured on the cover of a magazine in a cook off. It did win 1st prize and has been that in our house ever since.

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    1. 1
      Cook macaroni until tender but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water,drain again and add 1/3 parmesan cheese and set skillet melt 1-1/2 tsp of the butter over med. heat,cook onion and garlic,stirring for 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in beef,oregano,cinnamon,salt and pepper;cook stirring for 7-10 minutes or until no longer pink.Drain off fat.
    3. 3
      Stir in tomatoes,tomatoe paste and vinigar.Cook stirring for 3 minutes.Remove from heat,stir in parsley. Set aside.
    4. 4
      SAUCE: in saucepan,melt butter over med heat. Whisk in flour,cook whisking for 2 minutes without browning.Pour in milk,cook,whisking for about 5 minutes or until thickened.Remove from heat stir in cottage cheese,egg,nutmeg,salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Grease 10" pie plate with remaining 1-1/2 tsp butter. sprinkle with bread crumbs. Spoon in half of the macaroni,spread meat mixture evenly over top.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with one third of the parmesan. Spoon remaining macaroni over top. Carefully pour sauce over macaroni.
    7. 7
      (NOTE: can be prepared to this point,covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes and add 10 minutes to baking time). Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake on baking sheet(or pan)at 350F for 50 to 60 monutes or until top is golden brown.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2010

      I made this today for our dinner. I did not like it,.Did not have much flavor..This recipe makes alot too more like 8-10 serving.My DH was neutral...

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    • on December 27, 2009

      almost foolproof. used a little more mac & beef & sauces than recipe called for and this yielded a full foil pan perfect for christmas eve potluck. stays pretty moist even when reheated. thanks for submitting this, will be making and sharing it again

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    • on April 21, 2009


      Delicious, just delicious, even my picky dh loved it. This wonderful dish is the perfect comfort food, it tastes as great as it smells while cooking. This dish was perfectly seasoned. We enjoyed the subtle cinnamon in this dish. Tender beef, cheesey noodles, tomatoes and onion...yum. I will be making this again often. It is definitely worth the extra effort. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pastitsio Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (388 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 644.4
    Calories from Fat 292
    Total Fat 32.4 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 153.2 mg
    Sodium 1186.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 41.7 g

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