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Monday, March 14, 2011

Greek Comfort Food - Pastitsio

It only took my soon to be 4 year old about 7 tries to say "Pastitsio" correctly to a family friend tonight over dinner.  Although the friend thought he was say "Facebook".  Quite a bit different!
Pastitsio is truly comfort food - a mix of macaroni and cheese and lasagna, but with a mediterranean flair.  SO GOOD!  The two year old was silent for 5 minutes while he savored two servings of Pastitsio tonight.
Warning - don't be scared of the length of the recipe.  It is not complicated.  Just creates a few dirty dishes to wash.   The preperation time is similar to lasagna with an additional 10 - 12 minutes to create the Bachemel Sauce (egg yolk, butter, milk and flour cooked together - can we say YUM!).  So this definitely would be a dish to plan to prepare when you have a little bit of time.  Clean up though can happen while the dish is baking for 45 minutes.  And it is such a filling dish, your sides can be minimal - we had salad and steamed carrots.
Ummm, golden brown deliciousness!
For the complete recipe, check out my very first blog post 6 months ago.

Shared at Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Mouthwatering Mondays


  1. that looks so comforting! yummy!

  2. I can't wait to get my nephew to say "pastitsio"! We had pastitsio a lot growing up and it is the ultimate in comfort food. Yours looks so good!

  3. this looks amazing! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club