Must-make moussaka

Must-make moussaka

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(75 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
An easy version of the classic Greek dish moussaka, cheesy and comforting...

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal342
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 large aubergine



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

  • 150g pot 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp parmesan, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic and herbs



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée
  • 400g leftover boiled potato (or 350g/12oz uncooked weight boiled)



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…


  1. Heat the grill to high. Brown the beef in a deep ovenproof frying pan over a high heat for 5 mins. Meanwhile, prick the aubergine with a fork, then microwave on High for 3-5 mins until soft. Mix the yogurt, egg and parmesan together, then add a little seasoning.

  2. Stir the tomatoes, purée and potatoes in with the beef with some seasoning and heat through. Smooth the surface of the beef mixture with the back of a spoon, then slice the cooked aubergine and arrange on top. Pour the yogurt mixture over the aubergines, smooth out evenly, then grill until the topping has set and turned golden.

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20th Jan, 2017
Although nowhere near authentic, particularly with yoghurt it is reasonably eatable. Lovely to see a recipe using minced beef, just as the Greeks do. I have never had Moussaka in Greece made with lamb, just ruins the whole flavour.
28th Apr, 2016
A decent, quicker route to making a moussaka-style meal. I'm not sure about the minced beef instead of lamb, but it is still tasty. I liked the idea of microwaving the aubergine - I was scared it might explode! I adapted the recipe a bit - I sliced the potatoes thinly and layered them over the beef/tomato/aubergine mix. I then put the yoghurt/egg/ cheese mix over the potatoes and baked it all to heat it, then grilled it to brown the top. Very tasty, and much quicker than other moussaka recipes I've tried.
10th Oct, 2015
Doesn't mention the potatoes?!
8th Jun, 2014
This might not be an authentic Moussaka .. but (with a few little tweaks!) it's a deliciously easy meal .. I rubbed my Aubergine slices in a tiny amount of Olive Oil and placed them on a baking tray in the oven for 20 mins while I made the mince mixture. I used lamb mince out of a preference for flavour in this recipe, and I fried off chopped onions and minced garlic as I browned the meat. I also added double the amount of parmesan suggested, to the sauce. I then put it altogether as suggested in the recipe and then popped in the oven for 30 mins. Yum, yum, yum. I do love feeding my family. More so, I do love feeding my family BBC Good Food meals!! Thank you!
16th Nov, 2013
How is this a recipe? "Add seasoning?" What seasoning? Cumin? Thyme? Cayenne pepper, cardamom and curry? This is more of an idea than a recipe. I should post a recipe for lasagna: cook meat, tomatoes and onions on the stove, put this, cheese and some plates in a pan and bake at some temperature. Oh yeah, and add some spices.
4th Apr, 2014
I think it usually means salt and pepper when it's that vague.
2nd Mar, 2014
Salt and Pepper = Seasoning
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25th May, 2013
Yummy with crusty bread. Used plain chopped tomatoes and added my own herbs and some cinnamon.
3rd May, 2013
Added cinnamon and roasted the aubergines and it was very nice indeed. Will be making again, baby loved it too!
15th Apr, 2013
Lovely recipe! I added some feta on top to finish it off, it was delicious!


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