pas·​ti·​tsio | \ pä-ˈstēt-sē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce pastitsio (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pastitso \ pä-​ˈstēt-​(ˌ)sō How to pronounce pastitso (audio) \

Definition of pastitsio

: a Greek baked dish made of ground meat layered with pasta and usually topped with white sauce and cheese

Examples of pastitsio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bouzouki players are warming up, and cooks are busy gathering ingredients to prepare their favorite spinach pie, baklava and pastitsio for this weekend’s ASSUMPTION GREEKFEST at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Dream Cruise, Renaissance fest in Holly, Michigan Comic Convention at Cobo," 14 Aug. 2019 Some swear that the celebration of Greek food and culture is the only place to get decent pastitsio (basically Greek lasagna) in town. al, "8 must-attend events in Birmingham this October," 2 Oct. 2019 Eat homemade dishes such as dolmades, spanakopita, pastitsio and lamb while listening to live music and watching performances by Greek folk dancers. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "The best fall festivals around Phoenix in 2019: Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead, art and more," 12 Sep. 2019 There will be food galore: homemade baklava, gyros, spanakopita, pastitsio, lamb sliders, Greek coffee, honey puffs and more. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Opa! Greek festival to offer food, music, dancing this weekend in Troy," 17 June 2019 Emmanuel puts a Rhodian spin on pastitsio, a layered casserole of pasta and ground beef in red sauce baked with a bechamel topping ($10.50), and revithokeftedes, Greek falafel ($7.50). Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Authentic Greek to grab and go at the Grape Leaf," 2 Apr. 2018 Volunteers from Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral will prepare a yummy menu for visitors that includes souvlaki, pitas, pastitsio, gyros and Greek-style chicken. Mary Colurso |,, "Things to do in Birmingham, Sept. 17-23," 17 Sep. 2017 The day before, a group of men from the church, with Soulas in charge, met to turn 220 pounds of meat and 60 pounds of onion into pastitsio filling in two big vats at Camp Washington Chili. Polly Campbell,, "Cincinnati chili, a Greek church festival and the scent of cinnamon," 19 June 2017 There will be plenty of Greek foods available for sale, including souvlaki, pastitsio, spanakopita and gyros. Erin Gallagher, Daily Southtown, "Show Dad a fun time this Father's Day," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of pastitsio

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pastitsio

Modern Greek, from Italian pasticcio

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“Pastitsio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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