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Easy Greek Pastitsio

Take a pasta bake and make it Greek-inspired with this easy pastitsio recipe. In just four steps, you’ll have a pasta dish the family will rave about.

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Ingredients

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

2 tbs dried breadcrumbs

250g macaroni

1 brown onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

500g lean beef mince

400g tomato pasta sauce

700g tub fresh creamy carbonara sauce

3 free range eggs

1/3 cup finely grated parmesan

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Brush a Souper Cubes tray with 1 tbs oil. Add breadcrumbs to dish and shake to coat base of dish.

Step 2

Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water according to packet instructions. Drain. Return pasta to pan.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic and mince, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add pasta sauce and bring to the boil. Remove pan from heat.

Step 4

Meanwhile, whisk carbonara sauce and eggs in a bowl. Add half the carbonara sauce mixture to pasta and stir to coat. Spoon into dish, pressing lightly to compact. Top with mince mixture, then carbonara sauce mixture. Scatter over parmesan. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until golden. Top with extra parmesan and parsley, and serve with salad leaves.

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