Pastitsio IV


A Greek beef and macaroni baked casserole.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
5 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ large onion, diced

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook garlic, onions and beef until meat is browned; drain fat. Add tomatoes, pepper and oregano. Stir and cook about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese.

  4. Lightly coat a casserole or baking dish with olive oil and spread 1/2 the cooked pasta in it. Add the meat sauce and cover with the remaining pasta.

  5. Melt butter in a saucepan and blend in flour. Slowly add milk, stirring almost to boiling. In a bowl, blend remaining parmesan cheese and egg yolk and slowly add to the milk sauce, stirring constantly.

  6. Pour sauce over macaroni and bake for 30 minutes. Top should be golden and a little crispy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

851 Calories
38g Fat
79g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 851
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 751mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 499mg 38%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 590mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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