Pastitsio (Greek Pasta Bake)

© 2020 Tulia

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This is our vegan take on Pastitsio, a creamy Greek pasta bake, similar to the Italian lasagna. Traditionally it is made with bucatini pasta, but you may use any pasta of choice. We used gluten free red lentil pasta and added tahini to the bechamel sauce for extra flavor and creaminess.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes
Recipe Type: Main, Easy, Vegan
Cuisine: Greek


  • 12oz/340g pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 3 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Tulia Apple Cinnamon Supersnack
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Tahini Bechamel
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup flour of choice
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk (or another plant milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup tahini 
  • A pinch of each cinnamon, chili pepper, and nutmeg (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste