Cheat’s pastitsio

Cheat's pastitsio


  • 4 cups bolognese sauce (see related recipe)
  • 250g macaroni
  • 2 cups plain reduced-fat Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Chopped fresh parsley, to serve
  • Salad leaves, to serve


  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C /160C fan-forced. Place mince mixture in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until heated through (see note).
  • Step 2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain.
  • Step 3 Add pasta to mince mixture. Stir until well combined. Spoon mixture into a 2.5 litre-capacity baking dish. Combine yoghurt, egg and cheese in a bowl. Season. Spoon over mince mixture and smooth top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with salad.

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