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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------CREMA-----------------------------------
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 8 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 4 c Skim Milk
  • 1/4 ts White Pepper
  • 6 Egg Whites


16 oz Macaroni; cooked, drained

1 ts Olive oil
1/2 ts Salt
1 lg Onion; finely chopped
1/4 ts Black Pepper; freshly ground
1 lb Turkey Breast; ground,
1/4 ts Cinnamon
2 tb Tomato paste; or ketchup
1 c Bread crumbs
3/4 c Dry Red Wine
1 c Parmesan cheese; grated
1/2 ts Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350~. Microwave onion til soft and transparent. Brown the
meat in olive oil. Add onion. Mix tomato paste with wine and add to meat.
Continue cooking, adding nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Cook about 15
minutes, take off heat, cool d mix in half the breadcrumbs and half the
grated cheese. Set aside. Do not allow meat to "bulk", keep it separated.

Cook the macaroni in boiling water til soft. Rinse, drain, and set aside.

Make crema in double boiler. Dissolve corn starch and egg white in skim
milk while still cold. Place in the double boiler. Stir constantly with
wire wisk to prevent lumping. Stir in 1/4 c. cheese and cook until very
thick like pudding. Remove from heat.

To Assemble: Spray baking dish (LIKE A LASAGNA PAN) with Pam and sprinkle
it with breadcrumbs. Spread half the cooked pasta over the bottom of the
dish and sprinkle it with 1/4 c reserved cheese. Spread all of the meat
over the pasta. Pour half the sa over the meat and spread the rest of the
pasta over it. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs. Pour
the rest of the sauce on top and smooth with a spatula. Bake in the
preheated oven 50-60 minutes.

You may want to brown the top under broiler briefly at the end to finish it
but be careful. The crema burns easily.

Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve with Greek salad
and lots of chilled retsina or rodities wine.

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