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What is Pastitsio?


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Greek Pastitsio

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Pastitsio is a creamy, cheesy baked pasta dish that is sometimes called the Greek lasagne; however, there are differences. While both are baked pasta dishes, pastitsio is traditionally made with large tubular pasta, a meat and tomato sauce, and topped with a thick béchamel sauce.

Pronunciation: pahs-TEET-see-yoh
Alternate Spellings: pasticchio (in Greek: παστίτσιο)
Pastitsio is a wonderful one-dish meal. Serve large pieces, add a salad and some crusty bread, and the meal is complete!

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