Friday, July 15, 2011

Pastisio Pie

Looks good doesn't it!


200g penne
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g  mince
500g tomato pasta sauce
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
340g bechamel or carbonara sauce (I make a white sauce instead)
2 eggs
1/2 cup cheese

Preheat oven to 200 degrees c
Grease and line a 22cm round springform pan
Cook pasta for 8 minutes or until tender, drain and return to pan

Meanwhile, heat oil fry onion and garlic
Add mince and cook until brown
Stir in pasta sauce, cinnamon and 1/4 cup of water
Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, add to pasta

Combine white sauce and eggs
Add half white sauce mix to pasta and combine
Place pasta in springform pan and smooth surface
Pour over remaining white sauce to cover
Sprinkle with cheese
Bake approx 30 minutes until golden
Stand for 20 minutes before removing pan

Can be frozen in portions for up to 3 months, thaw in fridge overnight and bake in an oven for 15-20 minutes until reheated.
Recipes+ May2011


  1. And the recipe will be following tomorrow? ;)

  2. Totally - but agree with Emily - you can not post that photo and NOT share the recipe:) :) :)

  3. I just put the recipe in the post. I had wanted to before but blogger was playing up and I didn't get around to it.

    Better late than never :)


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