Lighter moussaka with crunchy feta & oregano

Lighter moussaka with crunchy feta & oregano

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
Topped with tangy low-fat Greek yogurt and feta, these lamb mince and vegetable bakes make a warming meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal423
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre7g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 300g extra-lean lamb mince
  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 courgettes, finely chopped



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 large aubergine, finely chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 140g red lentil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 680g jar passata with garlic & herbs
  • 1 low-sodium lamb or beef stock cube
  • 200g low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 75g light feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumb
  • salad and flatbreads, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat a dry non-stick pan and add the lamb, breaking it up with a fork. Cook until brown, then tip the meat into a bowl. Heat the oil in the pan and fry the courgettes and aubergines until golden, about 6-8 mins.

  2. Return the meat to the pan and add the lentils, half the oregano and the passata. Crumble in the stock cube. Fill the passata jar to about half full with water (about 340ml), swirl and add to the pan. Simmer for 25-30 mins until the lentils are tender, adding more water if you need to. Season to taste.

  3. Heat the grill to high. Mash together the rest of the oregano with the yogurt, feta and some seasoning. Pour the lamb mixture into 1 large or 4 individual ovenproof dishes, spoon over the topping, scatter on the crumbs, then grill for 3-4 mins until bubbling. Serve with salad and flatbreads, if you like.

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31st May, 2016
This was nice. I only had plain passata, and added some cinnamon, garlic and thyme. I wasn't sure it was all that interesting when I tasted the meat mixture on its own, but when combined with the yoghurt topping it was lovely.
4th Dec, 2013
The greek youghurt is not listed under ingredients. I used 2dl but I'm wondering if I should use more?
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12th Dec, 2013
Hey there. The Greek yogurt has now been added to the ingredients list - sorry about that. The amount used is 200g/7oz. We hope the recipe worked out well for you and thanks for flagging the missing ingredient. Best wishes, BBC Good Food web team
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