Stovetop Pastitsio-Inspired Fusilli
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Stovetop Pastitsio-Inspired Fusilli

Stovetop Pastitsio-Inspired Fusilli

with Greek-Style 'Bechamel' Sauce

Inspired by the classic Greek layered pasta dish, pastitsio, this stovetop version takes a fraction of the time to put together! Our Turkish Spice Blend lends this dish warm notes to give it those Greek flavours we expect from traditional pastitsio!

Family Friendly

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking Time


serving amount

250 g

Ground Beef

370 mL

Crushed Tomatoes

1 tsp

Garlic Salt

1 unit

Beef Broth Concentrate

1 tbsp

Turkish Spice Blend

(Contains Sulphites)

56 g

Baby Spinach

¼ cup

Feta Cheese, crumbled

(Contains Milk)

43 g

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

170 g


(Contains Wheat)

7 g


113 g

Yellow Onion

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)

3 tbsp


(Contains Milk)

½ tbsp


0.13 tsp


0.13 tsp


½ tsp



Nutrition Values

Calories930 kcal
Fat44 g
Saturated Fat21 g
Carbohydrate91 g
Sugar16 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein45 g
Cholesterol130 mg
Sodium1320 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Large Non-Stick Pan
Small pot


Cook fusilli and prep

Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, roughly chop parsley. Peel, then cut onion into 1/4-inch pieces. Add fusilli to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 9-11 min. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain and return fusilli to the same pot, off heat.

Cook beef

Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened slightly, 1-2 min. Add beef. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Season with Turkish Spice Blend, garlic salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec.

Cook meat sauce

Reduce heat to medium-low. Add crushed tomatoes, broth concentrate and 1/2 tsp sugar (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pan with beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, 4-6 min.

Make 'bechamel' sauce

Meanwhile, add cream cheese, 3 tbsp milk and 3 tbsp feta (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a small pot. Heat over medium. Cook, whisking often, until sauce is mostly smooth and warmed through, 2-3 min. Add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk until butter melts. Remove the pot from heat.

Finish fusilli

Add meat sauce to the pot with fusilli. Return the pot to medium-high, then bring to a simmer.Once simmering, add spinach, reserved pasta water, half the parsley and 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts and sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Finish and serve

Divide fusilli between plates. Spoon 'bechamel' sauce over top, then sprinkle with remaining parsley and remaining feta.