Quick pastitsio – taste of Greece

Traditional pastitsio is a Greek bake of lamb or beef mince in a tomato-based sauce, layered with macaroni and bechamel. We’ve taken a few liberties with tradition, but not taste, to create this speedy version.




  • You will need 6 x 375ml ovenproof dishes.


  • 2 tbs olive oil, plus extra, to grease
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500g lamb or beef mince
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 95g (1/3 cup) tomato paste
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 375g fresh fettuccine
  • 60g grated parmesan
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g feta
  • 400g fresh ricotta
  • 2 egg yolks

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