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Skillet Pastitsio

skillet pastitsio Entree Greek
Skillet Pastitsio
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Pastitsio is the Greek version of lasagna; both traditional versions of the pasta bake are loaded with ground meat, noodles, cheese and of course, the classic béchamel sauce. What sets pastitsio apart is the tubular noodles and hint of cinnamon. What sets THIS pastitsio apart is the fact that you can make it in a skillet on the fly, and sour cream steps in for the fussy béchamel sauce. This weeknight dinner gives you a taste of Greek comfort food simplified in a skillet. MORE+ LESS-

November 13, 2018
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
1
cup chopped onions
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
10
oz uncooked elbow macaroni (2 1/4 cups)
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/3
cup sour cream
2
tablespoons milk
3/4
cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onions over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2
    Add garlic, oregano, cinnamon, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute. Add macaroni and broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is just tender. Add tomatoes; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and sauce has thickened.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat sour cream and milk with whisk until smooth.
  • 4
    Remove skillet from heat. Drizzle sour cream mixture over beef mixture; garnish with feta cheese and parsley.

Expert Tips

  • The acid in tomatoes can keep the macaroni from getting tender, so we cook the macaroni completely in the broth first to ensure tenderness.
  • A drizzle of sour cream stands in for the béchamel sauce in the classic version.
  • Serve with warm pita bread for a complete dinner.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
1520mg
63%
Potassium
950mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
14g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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