Tuesday Treats: Pastitsio (Greek-Style Lasagna)

Lasagna is a favorite. So is mac and cheese. This tasty Greek version combines those to favs into a delicious mix fit for a dragon enforcer. 😉

Total Time: 1 Hr. 20 Min.
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 50 Min.
6 Servings

Do yourself a favor and try our Pastitsio (Greek-Style Lasagna). With a sprinkle of nutmeg, pastitsio is as easy to make as it is delicious.

What You Need
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
2 Tbsp. HEINZ Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp. butter
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Let’s Make It
1 – Brown meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and vinegar; simmer on low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally.
2 – Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add milk; bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt and nutmeg. Add macaroni; mix lightly.
3 – Heat oven to 350ºF. Spread meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with macaroni mixture and cheese.
4 – Bake 45 to 50 min. or until macaroni mixture is heated through and top is lightly browned.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Serving Suggestion: Serve with a bagged green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing, such as Italian or Ranch.

Tip 2 – Nutrition Bonus: You’d never guess that this low-calorie Greek lasagna can fit into your healthful eating plan. Eating right never tasted so good!

Same drill as always, CLICK HERE to pop over to My Food and Family to get all the details. And since I only have one Greek-ish character y’all need to send Nikolas Constantine, Drakon of Clan Kohlikikos, some love. Being both Greek and a dragon shifter, Nikos does like to eat. This dish is an easy favorite that he doesn’t get all that often. Nikos, being the dragon he is and having an emerald fetish, would love to collect FBI Agent Sade Marquis and add her to his hoard. Lucky for our reading pleasure, our intrepid Special Agent isn’t having any of that. Read how they first met in THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC. Set in New Orleans, it’s a rollicking Urban Fantasy. If you haven’t read it, you know you want to…

What about y’all? If you had to pick, would it be lasagna or mac-n-cheese?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Pastitsio (Greek-Style Lasagna)

  1. Looks yummy. I love lasagna and mac n cheese, so it’s all good. I’d have to kill the nutmeg, though. :shudder: Can’t handle the stuff.

    I love Nikos, though. And the rest of the Penumbra crew. So much awesomeness.

    • Silver James says:

      Nikos is a fav and I REALLY need to get back to that series. I just whish my brain would get off the hamster wheel. Not sure what you could substitute for the nutmeg…maybe some clove? Thought that might be too intense. Hrmm…Must ponder this. 😉

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