pastitsio-baked pasta with meat sauce

Pastitsio Recipe – Baked Pasta

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
in Grand Rapids Michigan host a wonderful luncheon and bake sale every year.

Greek Luncheon: Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids Michigan
One of their most popular entrees is pastitsio – baked pasta with meat sauce.

pastitsio recipe-baked pasta with meat sauce
This year they decided to follow Tina Afendoulis’ pastitsio recipe,
(she’s my Aunt and Godmother!) which is also in their cookbook.

Taste of Life Greek Food Cookbook
The Taste of Life Greek Food, Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy
Trinity cookbook was published in 2004.

pastitsio recipe-baked pasta with meat sauce
Here’s my Nouna’s recipe.

Tina's recipe pastitsio-baked pasta with meat sauce
My Nouna Tina in the church’s professional kitchen. She’s so cute and
looking great at 83! Check out her 80th birthday party here.

pastitsio recipe-baked pasta with meat sauce
I ordered a half-pan of pastitsio, that I was lucky enough to get delivered!
(It helps to have cousins who happened to be making a trip to my side of
the state this weekend).

pastitsio recipe-baked pasta with meat sauce
That’s a big casserole but I just cut a portion of it to reheat and put
the rest back in the fridge for another time later in the week.
pastitsio recipe-baked pasta with meat sauce
There are a lot of recipes for pastitsio out there in cookbooks and online,
but this one IMHO, is the best. Enjoy.

 

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