This Albanian noodle and cheese casserole (Pastiche) may not be a traditional Albanian food but it’s so commonly found in most Albanian homes that it’s soon to be a traditional cuisine.
This tends to be our go-to meal on busy weekday nights when we need to make something fairly quickly. This is also a great make ahead meal.
Albanian Noodle and Cheese Casserole (Pastiche)
- 6 (six) eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- Pasta of your choosing (usually Fettucine)
- Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper
While you preheat the oven to 350 degrees, start boiling your pasta. Cook it till it is al dente because it will continue to cook in the over so, you don’t want the pasta to turn into mush.
While the pasta is cooking, begin making the mix in a separate pan. Mix together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and oil. I purposefully left out how much feta cheese to use because everyone puts in their desired amount. I used about a cup and a half of crumbled feta. Mix it in but make sure you leave the feta in chunky crumbled pieces. Once the pasta is al dente, add it to your egg and feta mix. Keep mixing till all the pasta is coated and spread out evenly.
Now place it in the oven and let it cook for 45 minutes or till the top is golden brown. Your nose will be the first to let you know when it’s done!
You can let it cool a little or you can eat it right away. Either way, it will be delicious!