Pastichio (Greek Pasta Dish)


Olive oil

1 box elbow macaroni

1 jar pasta sauce of your choice

1 lb lean ground beef

6-7 pods of garlic

1/2 stick of butter

1/2 cup flour

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups shredded cheese

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3 cups of 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. Enjoy and do t forget to tag me. Your tags and pictures inspire me to develop new recipes for you to try