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Turkey Pastitsio

Turkey Pastitsio

This is usually a high-fat dish using mince, but we have a lovely low cholesterol, low-fat version for you, using turkey!


450g lean minced turkey

1 onion, finely chopped

60ml tomato puree

250ml red wine or stock (use stock for lower calories)

5ml ground cinnamon

300g cups macaroni

300ml skimmed milk

25g sunflower margarine

25g plain flour

5ml grated nutmeg

2 sliced tomatoes

60ml breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper


1. Preheat your oven to 220°C

2. Fry the onion and turkey in a non-stick pan without the fat until lightly browned

3. Stir in the tomato puree, red wine/stock and cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper and leave to simmer for 5 minutes

4. Cook the macaroni in lightly salted boiling water, until tender. Drain and add to an oven proof dish, mix in the meat mixture.

5. To make the sauce, place milk, margarine and flour in a saucepan (moderate heat) and whisk until thickened and smooth. Stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

6. Pour the sauce over the meat and macaroni.

7. Arrange the tomato slices on top, and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. 8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serves 4-6 Serve with a green salad.

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