It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal! I just love it every month when I get my blog and I go and find new and wonderful recipes that I haven’t seen before. This month I was able to check out Let’s Try These which is a fabulous blog with so many tasty recipes. I couldn’t decide between making a main dish like the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or Asian Steak and Noodle Salad, or whether I should make one of the amazing desserts such as the Tie Dye Cupcakes or the Kahlua Mudslide Fudge!
Since pasta is one of my favorite things I finally was able to decide on a pasta dish called Pastitsio. I had never heard of this pasta before but I thought it was interesting that there is both a homemade red meat sauce and a homemade white sauce. The use of warm winter spices was perfect for the chilly month of March.
The pastitsio was delicious. The red sauce was thick, meaty, and full of spices. The white sauce was creamy and cheesy. Mixed together with penne pasta and baked in the oven it had the perfect balance of red and white. The spices and ingredients went together nicely and it created a unique flavor combination. This would be a dish I would serve for company as it could easily be prepared ahead of timed and heated in the oven later on.