Greek Pastitsio Bake Recipe

Greek Pastitsio Bake Recipe

How To Make Greek Pastitsio Bake

Satisfy your pasta cravings with Greek pastitsio. It’s made with penne pasta, ground beef, creamy bechamel sauce and baked to perfection.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1lbground lamb
  • 1lbGround Beef
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1yellow oniondiced
  • 1red bell pepperdiced
  • 3garlic clovesminced
  • 15oztomato sauce
  • ¼cuptomato paste
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack peppercoarsely ground
  • ¼tspCinnamon
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1lbpenne pastacooked, not rinsed
  • 8tbspunsalted butter
  • ½cupflour
  • 3cupswhole milk
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspblack peppercoarsely ground
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1cupparmesan cheese


  1. Add the beef and lamb to the pan on medium high heat and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until browned, breaking it apart as it is cooking.

  2. Drain the oil. Add the olive oil to the pan on medium heat with the onions and bell peppers and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Add in the garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, pepper, cinnamon and bay leaf and cook on medium-low for 20 minutes, until thickened (halfway between pasta sauce and tomato paste).

  4. While the tomato sauce is simmering, add the butter and flour in a separate dutch oven on medium heat and whisk well for about 1 to 2 minutes until melted and combined.

  5. Add in the milk slowly while whisking until fully combined then cook on low heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened.

  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then add in the salt, pepper, eggs, and parmesan cheese.

  7. Layer the pasta first, then the meat sauce, then the béchamel sauce and bake at 350 degrees F uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes.


  • Calories: 569.39kcal
  • Fat: 33.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.76g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.53g
  • Fiber: 2.60g
  • Sugar: 7.04g
  • Protein: 26.64g
  • Cholesterol: 120.31mg
  • Sodium: 638.01mg
  • Calcium: 257.44mg
  • Potassium: 584.65mg
  • Iron: 2.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 161.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.38mg
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