Greek Pasta Pie (Makaronopita)

Want to know the ultimate comfort food for dark and dreary winter days? This Greek pasta pie ticks all the boxes.

what you'll need
  • 500 g greek pasta for pastitsio
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 100 g butter
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 400 ml evaporated milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 400 g feta cheese
  • 5 sheets filo pastry
  • 120 ml olive oil
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step 1

Bring water to a boil in a large pot, add salt and cook the pasta according to their package directions.

step 2

Drain the pasta, add them in a large bowl and mix them with the butter.

step 3

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, sugar, salt and pepper and pour the mixture over the pasta.

step 4

Cut the feta cheese in small cubes and mix them with the pasta (do not over-mix).

step 5

Brush a deep baking tray with olive oil and make sure the sides are also well oiled.

step 6

Line the baking tray with 3 sheets of filo pastry and brush each one with olive oil.

step 7

Add all the pasta mixture in the baking tray and spread it out evenly.

step 8

Fold the excess filo inwards and brush the edges with olive oil.

step 9

Add the remaining 2 sheets of filo pastry (wrinkled) and brush each one with olive oil.

step 10

Slice the pasta pie into portion-size pieces (just the top filo layers), and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC (350ºF) for 50 minutes.

Greek Pasta Pie (Makaronopita)

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