General information

Makaronia tou fournou is baked pasta with meat dish, similar to macaroni cheese with white bechamel sauce.


Preparing the meat:

Put the mince meat in a saucepan, with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring, until brown.

Reduce the heat; add half a coffee cup of water, cover and simmer till almost cooked, giving an occasional stir.

When the meat is almost cooked add the parsley.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1-2 tablespoons grated cheese.

While the meat is being prepared cook the pasta in salted boiling water and drain.

Put half of the pasta in a baking dish (27x27), sprinkle with half the cheese, cover with the meat and add the rest of the pasta and cheese.

Preparing the white sauce:

Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add the flour gradually stirring with a wooden spoon till the flour is absorbed.

Add the warm milk gradually, over low heat, whisking hard to remove any lumps till the sauce thickens.

Remove the saucepan from the heat, stir in eggs, cheese, salt and pepper.

Pour the sauce over the pasta and cook in medium oven for about 45 minutes.


Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation