If you love pastitsio but you are looking for a lighter version, you just have to try what I have for you below.

This pastry is light, it is vegan and can be eaten naturally without regrets and guilt since it does not contain béchamel but a wonderful vegan cheese cream that makes it much lighter.


If you are not vegan you can replace the vegan ingredients with non-vegan ones.

You can make your pastitsio even lighter and healthier by replacing the minced meat with vegetables. It's also delicious. Use mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers and whatever else you like.

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Light Pastitsio

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 392
The lightest and most filling pastitsio ever.



  • Start by preheating the oven to 180C. 
  • In a non-stick pan, saute the onion for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the minced meat and cook a little longer. 
  • Pour in the tomatoes and a little water. Add salt and black pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, mix the cream cheese with garlic powder and paprika. Set aside. 
  • Also boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package in salted water and drain. 
  • In a small pan or in individual forms, spread some minced meat on the bottom, pour some pasta on top, spread another layer of minced meat and spread the cream cheese on top of the minced meat. Pour the grated cheese on top and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 
Calories: 392kcal
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: pastitsio


Calories: 392kcal

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