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Easy Greek Moussaka with Eggplant, Turkey and Potatoes

Easy Greek Moussaka with Ground Turkey, Eggplant (Aubergines) and Potatoes topped with a creamy bechamel sauce, a complete dinner recipe that gives comfort food a new meaning. Hearty, big on flavours, and so yummy.

Overhead shot of a white plate with a slice of greek moussaka

If you are looking for a hearty meal that is healthy and delicious at the same time, then you got to try this super easy moussaka.

The Greek cuisine is well knows for making wide use of fresh seasonal vegetables, olive oil, good fish and meat and all sorts of fruits and nuts.

It is said that the Greek diet is by far one of the healthiest diets in the world, and rightly so. If you are looking for healthy food ideas, the Greek cuisine is the place to start looking.

Now, we love moussaka in Romania too. Our cuisine has evolved and absorbed numerous influences over the years, and so we enjoy a wide range of dishes that we even adopted as national dishes.

So, what’s the fuss with this Greek moussaka? Well, it’s got layers of healthy baked veggies, lean ground turkey, and a creamy bechamel sauce. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Collage of 4 phptps to show how to make greek moussaka

It might not be a quick recipe that I usually blog about, but it’s certainly dead easy to make, and worth every single second you spend preparing it.

If you’ve got guests and you are stuck what to cook to impress, this is your dish. Even those fussy eaters will lick their fingers clean. And don’t I know about fussy eaters! I’ve got 3 at home.

And, believe it or not, this eggplant moussaka got demolished in record time, even to my surprise. We usually end up with leftovers, but not this time.

If I am to compare the traditional Greek moussaka to other dishes, I would first think of cottage or shepherd’s pie, or even the Italian lasagna, if you replace the lasagna sheets and go for a low carb lasagna with zucchini.

The moussaka is richer in flavours though, since you’ve got more choice of veggies, and make plenty of use of olive oil. One herb that is a complete game changer is thyme, either fresh or dried, so do use it as you like.

One dish after my own heart, that’s for sure!

A slice of greek moussaka on a white plate

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Oerhead shot of a white plate with greek moussaka and a fork
Easy Greek Moussaka with Eggplant, Turkey and Potatoes
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Easy Greek Moussaka with Ground Turkey, Eggplant (Aubergines) and Potatoes topped with a creamy bechamel sauce, a complete dinner recipe that gives comfort food a new meaning. Hearty, big on flavours, and so yummy.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: comfort food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 500 g ground turkey (turkey mince)
  • 1 eggplant (aubergine)
  • 1 zucchini (courgette)
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (stock)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tsp dried thyme
  • 5 tsp olive oil
For the bechamel sauce
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).

  2. Slice the eggplant, drizzle a bit of olive oil over, add a pinch of salt and thyme, and arrange on a baking tray.

  3. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the eggplant slices begin to soften, then slice the zucchini, and again drizzle over some olive oil and season with salt and thyme.

  4. Add the zucchini over the eggplant, and bake for a further 10-15 minutes.

  5. Once they eggplant and zucchini have softened, remove from the tray, slice the potatoes and one of the onions, and repeat the process, baking them for about 20 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, chop the other onion, and heat up one teaspoon of oil in a pan.

  7. Add the ground turkey, and cook until the meat is no longer pink, then add the chopped tomatoes and the broth, and cook until the liquid has been absorbed.

  8. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.

  9. To make the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and whisk well.

  10. Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously to avoid lumps forming.

  11. When the sauce has thickened slightly, add the cheddar, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg and remove from the heat. Add one tablespoon of sauce in the turkey mixture.

  12. To assemble the moussaka, grease an oven-proof dish with olive oil, add one layer or the baked eggplant and zucchini, one layer of the cooked turkey, one layer of potatoes and onion, another layer of turkey, then top with the bechamel sauce.

  13. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top is golden. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional).

Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Greek Moussaka with Eggplant, Turkey and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1228mg 51%
Potassium 1208mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 32.4%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 36.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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