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Yiayia Foto's Pastitsio

Cuisine Greek
Servings 8
Calories 1020kcal


Macaroni Mixture

  • 3/4 pound macaroni (misko) (we use Misko Pastitcio Noodles)
  • 3/4 cup mizithra cheese
  • 3/4 cube Butter

Baking Pan Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter melted for bottom of pan


Macaroni Mixture

  • Cook your macaroni noodles (pastitsio noodles) according to package directions. Drain well and return to pot.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a small sauce pan. Turn heat onto medium and stir while allowing the butter to slowly melt. Once the butter has melted, it will begin to fizz up around the edges creating a foam. Keep stirring! The butter will slowly begin to brown and will be ready in about 5 minutes.
  • In the pot with the macaroni noodles, add the grated mizithra cheese and brown butter. Stir well to coat macaroni with cheese and butter.

Meat Sauce

  • Once your meat sauce has cooled, add the 2 beaten eggs to it and mix well.

Baking Pan

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Spread a layer of soft butter on the bottom and sides of a baking dish. Add a thin layer of bread crumbs.
  • Add half of the macaroni mixture to the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella on top of the macaroni.
  • Next, pour meat sauce mixture evenly over the macaroni and cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining half of the shredded mozzarella over the meat sauce mixture.
  • Spread the remaining half of the macaroni mixture over the shredded cheese.
  • Pour the prepared bechemel sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle with grated Asiago cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350° F or until cheese is browned on top. Cover with foil and then continue baking for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.


Calories: 1020kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Yiayia Foto's Pastitsio
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1020 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 331mg110%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 63g126%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.