Saturday, February 11, 2012


Moussaka is a classic Greek dish that consist of layers of eggplant, ground meat (usually lamb) in a tomato sauce and topped with a creamy white sauce. I found this recipe in a magazine and immediately tore it out,  not because I was familiar with this famous Greek casserole, but because of the generous amount of vegetables that it called for. If you are familiar with the traditional taste of Moussaka then I must warn you that this recipe will be a bit different. Since we had never tasted the traditional Moussaka before Jason decided to order it while visiting London and we found that it had a sweeter taste. But trust me, this recipe is still very good AND the ingredients used reduces the calories by more than half compared to the real thing by tripling the amount of veggies and using less of a lower fat meat. For the white sauce that goes on top use low-fat cottage cheese for the extra protein.

Click the link above for the recipe. I used ground chicken instead of lean ground beef and have also tried it using ground turkey. If you can't find the gruyere cheese you can use swiss cheese instead.

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