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Lighter moussaka with crunchy feta & oregano

Lighter moussaka with crunchy feta & oregano

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition: per serving


  • 300g extra-lean lamb mince
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 courgettes , finely chopped
  • 1 large aubergine , finely chopped
  • 140g red lentil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 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)


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2013


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