Parenting & mental health blog
Handmade Jewellery store


Macaronia tou fournou recipe

Hiya everyone.

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of my favourite Greek dish to my Instagram. My inbox went crazy with messages asking for a recipe. So here it is, the most delicious Greek pasta dish. Macaronia you fournou (macaroni in the oven.) This is my Yia Yia’s recipe handed down. It’s super tasty and is great with a simple Greek salad and hummus.


300g tube-shaped pasta

750g minced beef

400g tin chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons of tomato puree

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of chopped mint

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 bay leaf

3 stock cubes

2 eggs

2 pints of milk

7 tablespoons of plain flour

halloumi cheese

Large deep ovenproof dish

Preheat your oven to 200C = 400F = gas mark 6

· Boil a pan of water and cook 300g tube-shaped pasta along with 1 stock cube.

· Chop 2 onions and brown in a pan. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and a little chopped thyme. stir until caramelised.

· Chop 1 clove of garlic and add to the pan, saute for a further 1 minute.

· Add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree to your pan, you want to make sure you cook this for around 2-3 minutes. this will give more body to the final dish.

· Add your 750g minced beef and brown.

· Add a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of mint, 1 stock cube, and 1 bay leaf.

· Simmer for 10-12 minutes until it soaks up all the liquid.

· Remove bay leaves and set aside for later.

· Moving onto the bechamel. Add 2 pints of milk into a large pan.

· Add large 7 tablespoons of flour and mix vigorously on medium heat until smooth.

· Once your mixture is smooth, bring to the boil then simmer until thick. You want to ensure you keep mixing so that it does not stick or burn. The white sauce should be very thick.

· Add half a block of halloumi cheese to the white sauce and mix through, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes

· Whisk 2 eggs and add to the white sauce, ensure to mix quickly to stop them scrambling.

· Take 1 scoop of white sauce and add it to the mince, then add another scoop to the pasta and stir through. This is so all the layers stick together.

· Start layering. Add all the pasta to the bottom of your dish, then add the mince, then the white sauce.

· Finish by covering in the rest of the halloumi cheese.

· Cook for 40 minutes until golden brown


You can eat straight away, but, it is best to allow it to sit for around half an hour before serving.

Enjoy your big greek pasta feast.

Be sure to let me know if you try this recipe and tag me in your Instagram photos.

Andrea x


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Key

Related Posts

Mummashine Blog

Vogue 73 questions.

I wanted to do an about me page, but not the usual boring “hey im Andrea, 29 from norfolk”. I have recently been watching the vogue 73 questions videos. The aim of the game is to answer all 73 questions

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

One click photo editing, using phone apps.

Hi everyone!So many of you have been asking for photo editing tutorials. I do all my editing using phone apps. This is simply the easiest method for me.Let’s start off simple, one click edits.For those photos that you just want

Read More »
Hair Bows
Mummashine Blog

New Design – Hair Bows

Everything in life circles back eventually — this we all know Big Bows are not just for little girls although they do look so sweet! A Big Bow can add contrast and a touch of class to any outfit  

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

Wroxham barns 2020

This is a gifted experience I have a full review of Wroxham barns on a previous blog post, this is an update for 2020. We went along to the opening day of Wroxham barns fun park for 2020. We have

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

Jr’s stomp, dine and strike

This is a gifted experience Last Thursday we went to the amazing Jr’s in North Walsham. First off as soon as you walk in the safety signs are very clear, with hand sanitiser stations and staff in PPE. we felt

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

Parenting & Mental Health Blog

Hello everyone, I am Andrea, my usual website is Having my shop and my blog in 2 different places seemed a bit silly. So on that note, I will be transferring all my blogs onto here. All future blog

Read More »

New Design – Evil Eye

With a history dating back to ancient civilisations, the Evil Eye charm has traditionally been adopted by many cultures as a symbol of protection against harm where envy or malevolence is inflicted on one person by another. A positive force, the charm helps the

Read More »
social login
Mummashine Blog

Social Login

We understand the concerns of our customers for their personal data security! To satisfy this valid concern we have enabled Social Login for Facebook, Twitter and Google mail. This Login method is now used widely for many websites. Secure and

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

Gift Vouchers

Stuck for a present idea or just want to send a gift because you care! Send a Mummashine Gift Voucher for Birthdays, for special celebrations or just because you want to! I can create a customised gift voucher for you,

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

How to tuck your jumper like a pro!

I love a big baggy jumper, but sometimes they can feel a bit frumpy. I have a sure fire way of styling your t-shirts, shirts and jumpers to bring life back into your wardrobe. Sometimes you don’t need new clothes,

Read More »
Mummashine Blog

Staying positive during the lockdown!

I have felt a sudden surge of emotions this week. the realisation of Lockdown has set in. I knew my mental health was going to drop, but I wasn’t prepared for how quickly the low feelings set in. I am

Read More »

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services