Sausage And Apple Pastitsio Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time27 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Elbow macaroni1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Bulk pork sausage3⁄4 Pound
 Onion1 Medium, chopped for 1/2 cup
 Cooking apple1 Medium, peeled, cored, and chopped for 1 cup
 Canned tomato sauce8 Ounce (1 can)
 Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon
 Ground cinnamon1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Cornstarch2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Slightly beaten eggs2
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2673 Calories from Fat 1268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 142 g217.8%

Saturated Fat 63.1 g315.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 852.9 mg

Sodium 4079 mg170%

Total Carbohydrates 263 g87.7%

Dietary Fiber 24.7 g98.7%

Sugars 108.4 g

Protein 102 g203.9%

Vitamin A 71.1% Vitamin C 85.1%

Calcium 98.2% Iron 74.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, crumble sausage into an 8x8x2-inch baking dish, then stir in onion.
Cover with vented clear plastic wrap.
Micro-cook on 100% power (HIGH) 4 to 6 minutes or till sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender, stirring once to break up sausage.
Drain.
Stir in apple, tomato sauce, raisins, cheese, and cinnamon.
Stir in macaroni.
Spread mixture evenly in the dish.
In a 4-cup measure micro-cook butter or margarine, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 40 to 50 seconds or till melted.
Stir in cornstarch and salt.
Stir in milk.
Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 2 to 4 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every minute.
Gradually stir 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into eggs.
Return all to the 4-cup measure.
Stir in cheese.
Set aside.
Micro-cook sausage mixture, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 6 to 8 minutes or till heated through, stirring once.
Immediately pour egg mixture atop hot sausage mixture.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power (HIGH) 5 to 8 minutes or till topping is just set, rotating the dish a quarter-turn 3 times.
Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes.
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