Greek Baked Pasta Recipe

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Rita Andrews Modified: March 25, 2022
Greek Baked Pasta Recipe

How To Make Greek Baked Pasta

This Greek baked pasta combines spiced and herby lamb, tender pasta, and pureed cheese for a filling and moist broiled dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • lbslean ground lamb
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • ¾tspcinnamon
  • 1pinchground cloves
  • salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste
  • 3cupsmarinara sauce,jarred
  • 1lbziti,or penne
  • 3cupsfresh ricotta
  • 4largeegg yolks
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • ¾cupParmigiano-Reggiano cheese,freshly grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add lamb, onion, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, and a generous pinch of each salt and pepper.

  3. Cook for about 8 minutes over high heat, stirring frequently, until lamb is no longer pink and any liquid has evaporated. Add marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce has reduced slightly.

  4. Cook pasta until barely al dente; drain and return to pot. Meanwhile, in a blender, blend 2 cups ricotta with yolks, nutmeg, and ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse in remaining ricotta.

  5. Add lamb ragù to pasta and toss. Transfer pasta to a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour ricotta mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano.

  6. Bake in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes, until heated through. Turn broiler on and broil until top is golden brown. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 1044.21kcal
  • Fat: 58.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 27.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.55g
  • Fiber: 5.82g
  • Sugar: 10.74g
  • Protein: 53.33g
  • Cholesterol: 284.27mg
  • Sodium: 1168.44mg
  • Calcium: 579.05mg
  • Potassium: 1055.91mg
  • Iron: 5.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 274.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.20mg
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