Pastichio (Greek Pasta Dish)


Pastichio (Greek Pasta Dish)

Chef Sammy
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Olive oil
  • 1 box Elbow macaroni
  • ar jar pasta sauce of your choice
  • 1 Ib Lean Ground Beef
  • 6-7 pods Garlic
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cup Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tbsp Nutmeg
  • 3 cup Milk
  • 1 Onion chopped


  • Boil pasta as per package directions and drain
    Turn on your instant pot on sauté mode add 1 tsp olive oil. When hot add the onions and garlic & stir well. Put the meat in and loosed the meat and mix it well. Add the pasta sauce and stir. Add 1/4 cup water. Cancel sauté mode and set to pressure cook and cook for 15 minutes on high. Quick release when done
    In the meantime start your Béchamel sauce. In a pan heat your butter and once it’s melted add your flour and mix till it’s fragrant. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and let it get fragrant. Now add the milk and stir constantly till all the flour is incorporated into the milk and the sauce has thickened. At this time you will put in 1/2 of the cheese and salt and pepper and nutmeg. Stir till smooth.
    Now you will layer your macaroni in your baking dish. Next you will layer your meat mixture on it and lastly you will pour your Béchamel sauce on the meat. Top with remaining cheese and bake at 350 till golden brown.
Keyword Quick & Easy

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