Green Pastitsio

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 pound ziti or long, hollow pasta tubes (recommended: Buon Italia or Greek macaroni #2*)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 medium bundles chard, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • ¼ cup fresh dill leaves
    • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
    • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups milk
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1 brick Greek feta in water, drained, about 1 cup crumbled feta
    • 1 cup freshly shredded or grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
    • *Available online or at specialty markets

Pastitsio is a Greek baked pasta dish traditionally made with ground lamb or beef, often with bits of spiced or cured meat mixed in, this is a healthy Greek alternative to Lasagne Bolognese. Here, I use an equally traditional phyllo tart filling and use it to lighten up the end result, though it ...

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