No ketchup needed! Add the olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. I have been waiting on fall weather to try yours. Sprinkle with ½ cup more parmesan and scatter with fresh thyme leaves. Taste, add more salt, if needed. It’s produced in nearly every state and is available fresh year round, just check your local farmers market. Am I really putting 12 cloves into the lamb bolognese? In years past we’ve bought ½ or ¼ of a lamb locally and kept it frozen, which is always an option too. It takes some work, but it definitely pays off in the end. Looking forward to those leftovers, too! A globally-inspired, seasonal, whole foods recipe blog to nurture body, mind and spirit. Yesterday, I made this recipe as written, although halved since there are just two of us. Ground lamb (or beef) is cooked with onion, garlic and spices then simmered with tomato sauce and infused with cinnamon until it becomes a deep, rich, Greek-style “bolognese” – the flavorful base of the dish. In a large skillet saute lamb, onion and garlic over medium high heat until lamb is brown and onions are tender (10 min). The last time I made this I immediately packaged up ⅔  of it to give to friends. Splash with the red wine and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes, then add garlic and cinnamon, cumin, oregano and pepper. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Could I sub sour cream for the yogurt? ground lamb; 3 garlic cloves, minced; 1 tbsp. Pour off excess fat. I love cooking in this skillet and the design is beautiful! … In a large casserole, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat. Will order next time Can’t wait. Thanks Making three of these for a charity/neighborhood food event. Perfect for entertaining! Reduce heat to med low and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover casserole and cook another 5 minutes. Hi Sylvia, Add salt, nutmeg, white pepper and parmesan, and stir until cheese melts and sauce is smooth. Passata sauce and one lonely tomato instead of a can. Stir in the tomato sauce, cinnamon, oregano, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Once the béchamel has cooled 10 minutes ( warm is ok, just not hot), stir int the yogurt and beaten egg. Thank you for what otherwise looks like a great recipe. Also it was my first bechamel sauce, so I really appreciated the clear instructions! Add the cooked pasta to the Bolognese sauce and mix. Adapted from Bon Appetit (June 1981), Total Carbohydrate Toggle navigation. Stir in lamb mixture and ricotta cheese. Can you be more specific about what happened? Couldn’t find ground lamb. I’m sorry this didn’t work for you. Really good, just a little heavy on the parmesan compared to other versions I’ve had. Beautiful, Kallos. Pour remaining sauce over. While this is simmering, boil the pasta water and make the béchamel sauce. Pastitsio! My husband doesn’t care for lamb – could beef be substituted? I will make it again. Quite delicious. While lamb mixture is cooking, toss pasta, butter and Pamesan in a large bowl. Very nice. This recipe for my Cheesy Ground Lamb and Spinach Pasta Bake is a close spin off of my Cheesy Beef and Kale Pasta Bake. I also used an extra half cup of red wine to use up a bottle. I noticed in the directions for the Bechemal sauce, you said to add “white pepper,” but the amount and the white pepper is not listed in the ingredients. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with Pam or other cooking spray. . Just made this ! I too cut down on the salt. I went with red lentil penne pasta to make it completely gluten free, which was needed for our guest. Thank you for what looks like a great recipe. One of my favorite baked pasta recipes ever! Add the lamb, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oregano and cook, stirring and breaking up the chunks of lamb, until the meat is … Cook pasta as directed to al dente..Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet/pot. I highly recommend this recipe. Oh Good! Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook for 10 mins until soft. Ground lamb (or beef) is cooked with onion, garlic and spices  then simmered with tomato sauce and infused with cinnamon until it becomes a deep, rich,  Greek-style  “bolognese” – the flavorful base of the dish. It came out great and I definitely had more than one portion because it was just that tasty! This was awesome! salt, yellow onion, coriander, chopped parsley, garlic, ground lamb and 12 more. In a deep skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. I would probably use 1/2 the salt next time. I am making this recipe now…it looks and smells like it’s going to be delicious. For one, it’s fresher but more importantly, it supports our local community. Your email address will not be published. Worked beautifully. This was so delicious! Bake moussaka uncovered until bubbling around edges, about 1 hour or until topping is softly set and browned. To plan ahead for a busy weeknight, assemble and refrigerate this dish for up to 3 days, then bake as directed, adding up to 15 minutes to the cooking time. I made it tonight and it was delicious. Add the garlic and cook for … Freeze after Bechamel sauce has cooled? I noticed in the directions for the Bechemal sauce, you said to add “white pepper,” but the amount and the white pepper is not listed in the ingredients. It is so delicious, comforting, and hearty. Oh no! I love, love, love this recipe!!! Above is the best way to prepare dinner lamb and beef noodle casserole, very straightforward to make. You could use ground beef instead of lamb if you prefer. Thanks for sharing- I will have to try that! Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. It has been added to our family cook book. I have a lot of fun. Yes… the Cinnamon and Nutmeg both totally make it. I didn’t have Parmesan so I used fresh pecorino instead, which didn’t melt very well but that was my own fault The bechamel sauce was nice and rich and set well. It’s a pretty rich dish so serve it up with a leafy green salad. A simple authentic recipe for Pastitsio- a baked Greek pasta dish with a rich flavorful lamb (or beef) bolognese infused with Greek spices and flavors. The bake the Pastitsio until golden and bubbly. thanks so much Aashoo- glad you liked it! Will make again. ★☆ Top with the béchamel sauce covering it evenly. Awesome Kelly. xoxo. An affordable ground lamb meal and easy to make. Cook uncovered in the oven at 390 F / 200 C for about 40 minutes, until the pasta is done and almost the liquid has been absorbed. Scoop half of the pasta into the bottom of a casserole dish. Very good. Ingredients say 6 cloves, but it’s listed twice. I used ground beef since I didn’t have ground lamb on hand and sour cream in place of greek yogurt for the same reason. Uncover casserole and cook another 5 minutes. 47.4 g I really liked this dish so I had to make it again. OMG. Subscribe to my latest recipes and get my free, PLANT-BASED RECIPE GUIDE. Taste, add more salt if you like. dried oregano; ½ tsp. ★☆ It’s the perfect time of year for these hearty dishes. Just made this. Cook onions in oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until softened, about 7 minutes. Trust me, I can cook Greek, and this is a recipe that my wife said that we must keep, in my keepers file. Lovely recipe and made enough for 6 man sized servings. Drain any fat. Really nice. It has been cold here in Maine. Whole wheat flour & almond milk for a lighter bechamel. The wonderful traditional Moroccan cinnamon-spice combination is lovely with the ground lamb and sweet potatoes, and the chopped apricots or cranberries add a surprising tart sweetness with every few bites. water, potato, brown onion, garlic, celery, fresh parsley, salt and 12 more. Join us! Stir in crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer on low heat, covered, for 20 minutes. It was delicious! It is perfect for special occasions or entertaining where you can share, and not be temped to devour the entire thing because believe me, you will want to. We enjoyed this simple pasta casserole that's a great way to use up some leftover ricotta cheese and other things we usually have on hand. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Thanks Terry! Tastes just like the Pastitsio that I enjoyed some years ago ? And I didn’t have plain yogurt so I used whole milk sour cream. I decided to go for a more Asian/Indian styled flavor. Hi, I'm Sylvia! Add cooked penne to the meaty hearty sauce, and top it with a nutmeg infused béchamel, before going into the oven to bake. It was my first time making lamb and I was a little worried but the mix of spices had me excited to try it. I prefer to use sustainably raised, locally grown, American lamb, which is raised closer to home compared to imported lamb that travels from great distances to get here. Arrange one third of pasta lengthwise in 1 layer in a large (17-by 11-inch) baking pan (about 2 inches deep). Soo delicious, We love lamb and of course any kind of pasta and this was hands down the best combination of two, I’ve ever cooked. If you are a fan of the Rustic Eggplant Moussaka here on the blog, you will love this. >> More, Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Tofu and Veggies », Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Herb Salad and Yogurt Sauce. 1 tbsp. Add cooked penne to the meaty hearty sauce, and top it with a nutmeg infused béchamel, before going into the oven to bake. It’s delicious but holy sodium! Dec 11, 2017 51 Comments ★★★★★ 4.9 from 22 reviews. Here the familiar Greek flavors of ground lamb, tomatoes, zucchini, and rice are baked in layers in a casserole and garnished with feta for an easy weeknight dinner. This lamb and potato casserole is packed full of flavor and richness. Whole wheat penne. Cheers from New Zealand ;^), Our local Italian restaurant currently has a limited menu & the Pastitsio is no longer. Hey, I'm Sylvia! Pour half of lamb sauce over. PNW Chef & 2018 Saveur Blog Awards Finalist! A rousing success. Whisk the flour into the oil into a smooth paste and cook for 60 seconds. Heat the oil in a medium pot, over medium heat. It’s a fantastic, flavorful meal with many flavors dancing a Greek dance on your tongue. Return 2 tablespoons of the reserved lamb drippings, 1 of the onions, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet and cook over medium heat until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. I also held the nutmeg. Thank you, it’s a keeper. Will definitely make it again. dried dill, or use 1 Tbsp. Hope you are having a beautiful winter over there on the east side! Thank you for giving us this new beloved recipe for family dinners. It was wonderful paired with some steamed broccoli with lemon butter. I let it infuse for about 20 minutes. ! But honestly, I’m not an expert in the freezing department- you probably know more than me. Could you sub lentils for the meat to make it veg? Resham Lamb Kababs RachelHanawalt. Add the ground lamb, mushrooms and onion. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium heat, add the onion and fry until soft and tender. I made this for my make-ahead cooking group "The Make-Ahead Mamas'" holiday soup swap. Welcome to FEASTING AT HOME where you'll find delicious, healthy, VEGGIE-DRIVEN recipes with tips and tricks from a chef's home kitchen. Lamb Casserole Food.com. Easy to modify with what you have to hand, if you stick to the basic flavour ratios. The original recipe was adapted from one of my favorite recipes my mom used to make growing up. Add salt, onion, and garlic as lamb is browning. You could also freeze half to save for later. This is one of the best recipes I have ever made. I also noted that the ingredients listed “1 TBSP tomato paste,” but the directions don’t include when or where to add it. Kept everything else the same. Yes, beef would work too, or you could do a blend. It’s a keeper, glad you enjoyed! Pour into prepared dish. So good! Everyone was extremely happy and wanted second helpings! Lamb and Pasta Casserole (Pastitsio) 16 ounces ziti 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 lg. Rate this recipe Recipe lists ground lamb, but can be made with any ground meat. Stir in the tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the garlic, oregano, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of the nutmeg and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. How to Make 20-Minute Ground Lamb Casserole | Healthy Recipe Keywords: pastitsio, pastitsio recipe, baked pasta with lamb, greek pasta, greek pasta recipe lamb, Tag @feastingathome on Instagram and hashtag it #feastingathome. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes. 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