A pie being cut with a knife.

Zero Waste Recipe: Second Life Pasta Pie by Francesco Vincenzi

Chef Francesco Vincenzi of Franceschetta58 in Modena, Italy, uses leftover pasta, meat and cooked vegetables to create his version of traditional pasticcio.

The recipe is taken from Why Waste? with chef Massimo Bottura, the exclusive Fine Dining Lovers series dedicated to making food waste delicious.

22 February, 2021
Average: 4 (15 votes)

serves for

6

ingredients

Maccheroni
400g
Beef brisket
100g
Carrots
50g
Broccoli
70g
Peas
30g
Pre-made pie dough
For the béchamel
Butter
10g
All Purpose Flour
10g
Milk
100ml
Nutmeg
A pinch
Salt
To taste
Parmigiano cheese
To taste

Classic Italian pasticcio is great way of using up pasta 'the day after'. Here, chef Francesco Vincenzi uses leftover maccheroni, and beef tongue and brisket, but any combination of leftover pasta, leftover meat and/or leftover cooked vegetables can be used. Have fun experimenting.

"It's perfect for using any type of leftovers you have in the fridge," says Vincenzi. "There are no rules here. This is a pie of everything."

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 01

A roux being stirred in a pan.

To make the béchamel

Melt some butter in a pan and slowly add flour. Stir to make a roux. 

Step 02

Milk being poured into a pan.

Once the roux is formed, slowly add milk. You will start to see the mixture thicken.

Step 03

Nutmeg being added to a pan.

Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of nutmeg, and grated Parmigiano to flavour your béchamel.

Step 04

Ingredients being mixed in a bowl.

For the pie filling

Mix your leftover pasta, meat and vegetables with the béchamel in a bowl. 

Add grated Parmigiano to taste. 

Step 05

A pie being filled.

Construct your pie

Line a greased baking pan with pie dough and spoon the mixture in. 

Step 06

Pie being closed.

Cover the top with more dough.

Step 07

Holes being poked in a pie top with a fork.

Brush with egg wash and punch holes with a fork to let out the steam.

Step 08

A pie being cut with a knife.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, slice and serve. 

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