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Pastitsio with basil and sage butter

Ingredients 8
Servings 6-8
Time 90 mins


  • 1
    quantity red wine meat sauce
  • 400
    penne pasta
  • 1
    quantity white sauce
  • 1/3
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
    salted butter
  • handful fresh sage leaves
  • 2
    stems small basil leaves
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


25 mins

Preheat the oven to 200º C.

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.

Toss the pasta and meat sauce together. Add ¾ - 1 cup of reserved pasta water to loosen.

Transfer to a large greased baking dish.

Pour the white sauce over the pasta and scatter with parmesan.

Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the sage and toss to coat. Once the sage turns crisp, add the basil and season with black pepper.

Pour the hot herb butter over the baked pasta and serve.

Recipe by Bibbyskitchen@36. To see more click HERE.


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