Moussaka (Eggplant Lasagne)

Moussaka is a delicious dish made with eggplant, ground meat, and a creamy white sauce.

It’s perfect for a comforting family meal on a hot weeknight. Our recipe is an easy and authentic version of this dish that can be included in a Mediterranean diet meal plan.

It is flavorful, healthy, and satisfying, give it a try!

Moussaka (Eggplant Lasagne) Recipe

Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish made with layers of eggplant, ground meat, and a creamy Bechamel sauce. It is baked in the oven and often served with a side of Greek salad. It is a comforting and hearty dish perfect for a family meal. Try making it at home today with our easy recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings8 servings
Calories (per serving)610.28 kcal





  • Heat a pan over high heat. Add 4 tbsp of oil and fry aubergine slices until golden brown. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towel.
  • In a large pot, add 1 tbsp of oil and cook the mince for 8-10 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pot and cook the onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, chilli, and bay leaf for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add the mince back to the pot and pour in the red wine. Bring to a boil and let it reduce by half.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-22 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 380F and boil the potato slices for 6 minutes, then set aside.
  • In a small pot, melt butter and stir in flour. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Stir in parmesan, nutmeg, and egg.
  • In a large ovenproof dish, layer the meat mixture, aubergine, and potatoes. Pour the béchamel sauce on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 55 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 610.28kcalCarbohydrates: 36.09gProtein: 26.28gFat: 38.4gSaturated Fat: 16.16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 16.68gTrans Fat: 1.79gCholesterol: 138.87mgSodium: 303.08mgPotassium: 980.2mgFiber: 7.96gSugar: 13.27gVitamin A: 444.35IUVitamin B1: 0.24mgVitamin B2: 0.29mgVitamin B3: 2.75mgVitamin B5: 1.22mgVitamin B6: 0.52mgVitamin B12: 0.47µgVitamin C: 23.92mgVitamin D: 0.9µgVitamin E: 2.49mgVitamin K: 15.22µgCalcium: 202.12mgCopper: 0.29mgFolate: 72.05µgIron: 3.67mgManganese: 0.78mgMagnesium: 64.51mgPhosphorus: 226.98mgSelenium: 8.11µgZinc: 1.21mgAlcohol: 4.03gNet Carbohydrates: 28.13g
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Data source: USDA

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How Long Does Moussaka Last?

Fridge3 to 4 days.
Freezer3 months.

How To Reheat Moussaka?

Microwave2 minutes
Oven10 minutes
Air Fryer5 minutes