Lasagna Bolognese with macaroni (Pasticio or Pasta Pasticciata)

Here is another Saturday temptation –  in Italian way with the most delicious Bolognese and Béchamel sauce as in the wonderful lasagna, and in our Bulgarian way – to use whatever pasta we have in the cupboard. Let’s not forget the delicious yellow crust on top. And you want – sprinkled on top with Parmesan…

Well, here are my LASAGNA BOLOGNESE WITH MACARONI. Later I found out that in Greece it is called PASTICIO, and in Italy – Pasta Pasticciata. But no matter how they call it – it’s delicious, I guarantee you! Just try it! 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂

Here is the recipe:

 

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НЕОБХОДИМИ ПРОДУКТИ:

 400 g g macaroni/pasta with any shape (should be larger)
For the Bolognese sauce:
 3 olive or sunflower oil
 1 medium sized onion
 1 carrot
 2 cloves garlic
 300 minced meat (beef, pork or mixed)
 300 ml tomato sauce or canned tomato cubes (or 2-3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes)
 1 tsp. dry oregano
 1 tbsp. with tip tomato puree
 salt and black pepper to taste
For the Béchamel Sauce:
 30 g butter
 3 tbsp. sunflower oil
 2 tbsp. flour
 500 ml milk
 ¼ tsp. nutmeg
 salt and black pepper to taste
For the crust:
 150 g yellow cheese
For serving (optional):
 parmesan (grated or flaked)

Prep Time40 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr

 

НАЧИН НА ПРИГОТВЯНЕ:

1

First, boil the macaroni in a large saucepan with salted water for about 10 minutes.
Strain.

Preparation of Bolognese sauce:
2

In a wider and deeper frying pan, heat the fat and add the grated onions and carrots.
Stew until the onion is fried and slightly golden.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

3

Once the vegetables are soft, add the finely chopped garlic. Fry for a few more minutes.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

4

Add the tomato sauce or the diced tomatoes. You can also use fresh tomatoes if you prepare the recipe in the summertime.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

5

Add the minced meat.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

6

Mix well and cook until the minced meat becomes crumbly.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

7

Add the tomato puree.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

8

Stir. Cook for a few more minutes until the liquid almost evaporates.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

9

Add the spices and stir.
The sauce is ready!

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

10

Prepare a baking tray with approximate dimensions of about 24/30 cm.
Pour the macaroni and spread on the bottom of the pan.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

11

Pour the Bolognese sauce.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

12

Mix the macaroni with the sauce.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

Preparation of the Béchamel Sauce:
13

Put the butter and oil in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

14

Add the flour.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

15

Stir and let the mixture boil for 1-2 minutes until it changes its color slightly.
Don't forget to stir.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

16

Add the cold milk in portions.
Initially, the mixture will be thick as a dough, but with the continuous addition of milk, it will dilute. It is important to stir constantly to avoid lumps.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

17

Add the spices.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

18

Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

19

Pour the Béchamel sauce over the pasta.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

20

Smooth well the surface.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

21

Grate the yellow cheese on top.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

22

Bake the dish in a preheated 220 degrees without a fan for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

23

When serving, you can optionally sprinkle with Parmesan flakes.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

24

Enjoy! 🙂

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

 

Щом аз мога, значи и вие можете!
Добър апетит!

 

Ingredients

 400 g g macaroni/pasta with any shape (should be larger)
For the Bolognese sauce:
 3 olive or sunflower oil
 1 medium sized onion
 1 carrot
 2 cloves garlic
 300 minced meat (beef, pork or mixed)
 300 ml tomato sauce or canned tomato cubes (or 2-3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes)
 1 tsp. dry oregano
 1 tbsp. with tip tomato puree
 salt and black pepper to taste
For the Béchamel Sauce:
 30 g butter
 3 tbsp. sunflower oil
 2 tbsp. flour
 500 ml milk
 ¼ tsp. nutmeg
 salt and black pepper to taste
For the crust:
 150 g yellow cheese
For serving (optional):
 parmesan (grated or flaked)

Directions

1

First, boil the macaroni in a large saucepan with salted water for about 10 minutes.
Strain.

Preparation of Bolognese sauce:
2

In a wider and deeper frying pan, heat the fat and add the grated onions and carrots.
Stew until the onion is fried and slightly golden.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

3

Once the vegetables are soft, add the finely chopped garlic. Fry for a few more minutes.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

4

Add the tomato sauce or the diced tomatoes. You can also use fresh tomatoes if you prepare the recipe in the summertime.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

5

Add the minced meat.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

6

Mix well and cook until the minced meat becomes crumbly.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

7

Add the tomato puree.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

8

Stir. Cook for a few more minutes until the liquid almost evaporates.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

9

Add the spices and stir.
The sauce is ready!

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

10

Prepare a baking tray with approximate dimensions of about 24/30 cm.
Pour the macaroni and spread on the bottom of the pan.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

11

Pour the Bolognese sauce.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

12

Mix the macaroni with the sauce.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

Preparation of the Béchamel Sauce:
13

Put the butter and oil in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

14

Add the flour.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

15

Stir and let the mixture boil for 1-2 minutes until it changes its color slightly.
Don't forget to stir.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

16

Add the cold milk in portions.
Initially, the mixture will be thick as a dough, but with the continuous addition of milk, it will dilute. It is important to stir constantly to avoid lumps.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

17

Add the spices.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

18

Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

19

Pour the Béchamel sauce over the pasta.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

20

Smooth well the surface.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

21

Grate the yellow cheese on top.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

22

Bake the dish in a preheated 220 degrees without a fan for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

23

When serving, you can optionally sprinkle with Parmesan flakes.

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

24

Enjoy! 🙂

Лазаня Болонезе с макарони

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