Monday, January 30, 2012

Greek Pastitsio

If you are craving Olive Garden, but dont have the money or want to wait an hour for a table, make this dish!! So good and less fattening too. (From

12oz penne pasta
1 lb. ground turkey
1 onion, chopped fine
3-5 garlic cloves (3 good size was plenty!)minced or pressed
3/4 tsp salt
2 T flour
2 cups milk
8oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup mozzarella, grated
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
Heat broiler. Grease 9x13 baking dish. Cook pasta. In large skillet, cook turkey, onion and salt&pepper. Add garlic, sprinkle in flour. Add cream cheese and let melt in a little. Whisk in milk, nutmeg and tomatoes. Simmer 5 minutes. Add pasta. Pour into 9x13 and sprinkle with mozzarella. Broil 3-5 minutes till top is brown and bubbly. Remove and sprinkle with parsley. Serve. *I made bread sticks using rhodes dough and brushed with butter, then sprinkled garlic powder and parmesan. so good!

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