Theo Michaels Greek pasta bake recipe on Steph’s Packed Lunch

Theo Michaels served up a tasty Greek pasta bake (Cypriot pastitsio traybake) on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The ingredients for the base are: 1 onion, peeled and diced, 500g pork mince, 1tsp ground cinnamon, Couple of sticks of cinnamon (about 2 inches long), 2 bay leaves, 2tbsp of dried oregano (ideally Greek but any dried variety will work), 2tbsp olive oil, 1 large tomato, diced, salt and pepper, to season, 1tbsp dried mint and Three handfuls of penne pasta.

For the Bechamel sauce: 4tbsp unsalted butter, 4tbsp plain flour, 2 pints whole milk and Handful of grated cheese (feta or cheddar will work).

See recipes by Theo in his book titled: Orexi!: Feasting at the modern Greek table available from Amazon now.

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