Moussaka Casserole Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Ground beef/Lamb1 Pound
 Onions2 , chopped
 Tomatoes4 , chopped
 Red wine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Ground pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Parsley3 Tablespoon, chopped
 Thyme1 Pinch
 Salt To Taste
 Eggplant1 Medium, peeled and cut in 0.5 inch thick slices
 Zucchini2 Medium, cut in 0.5 inch thick slices
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Cottage cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), drained
 White sauce1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Use Medium Thick One)
 Soft bread crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3072 Calories from Fat 1871

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 210 g323.4%

Saturated Fat 74.8 g373.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 453.7 mg

Sodium 4321.4 mg180.1%

Total Carbohydrates 132 g44.2%

Dietary Fiber 29.3 g117.1%

Sugars 66.5 g

Protein 171 g341.3%

Vitamin A 201.1% Vitamin C 356.5%

Calcium 200.1% Iron 77.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat large teflon skillet; sprinkle with salt; add meat and onions; stir fry until meat starts to brown.
Add tomatoes, wine, pepper, cinnamon, parsley, and thyme.
Simmer until thick and liquid has cooked out, stirring occasionally.
Add salt to taste.
Saute eggplant and zucchini slices in oil until almost tender.
Add cottage cheese to white sauce.
In buttered 9 x 13 inchpan or large casserole, layer the eggplant on the bottom.
Combine bread crumbs and parmesan; sprinkle half of it on the eggplant; top with half of meat mixture.
On top of this layer zucchini slices; sprinkle with rest of bread crumbs and parmesan, and rest of meat mixture.
Top with white sauce mixture.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until bubbly and browned.
Let casserole stand for 15 minutes or more before serving.