Pastitsio with basil and sage butter

Bibby's Kitchen
6-8 servings Prep: 1 hr 30 mins, Cooking: 25 mins
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By Bibbyskitchen November 20 2017
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Ingredients (6)

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


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