Recipe by Alan Leonetti

This is a delicious Greek recipe and one of the most popular Greek recipes the world over.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

This is exactly my favourite way to make moussaka! I looked for this recipe because of a friend's request. As I usually just put together the ingredients without thinking, I wasn't able to write it down properly. Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes or until softened. Add the beef or lamb and cook about 5 minutes, stirring to break up. Drain off excess fat. Stir in the tomato paste and tomato sauce. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add eggplant slices and cook until they are lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Place alternate layers of meat mixture and the cooked eggplant slices in a greased 2 quart casserole, beginning and ending with eggplant slices. In a small bowl, beat together the yogurt, eggs, salt and pepper and spoon this mixture over the Moussaka. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the mixture is bubbly. Serve hot over roasted russet potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick. Also serve with either a Greek or tossed salad and crusty bread.

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