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Delicious healthier Moussaka just taken out of the oven and cooling before being carved up and served.

Healthier Moussaka

Healthier Moussaka is a delicious lower calorie version of the classic Greek dish. It's still rich-tasking but light and healthy. Ideal if you're weight conscious.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Healthy Moussaka recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289kcal
Author Neil


  • Cooking oil cooking spray
  • 2 large aubergines eggplant, cut into 1/2cm slices
  • Freshly grated salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 500 g lean minced ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 180 ml low fat Greek yogurt
  • 100 g grated Mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 190C.
  • Line a large baking tray with foil and spray it with the olive oil spray. Arrange sliced aubergine in a single layer on the baking tray, spray with cooking spray, grate some salt over, and roast in oven for 10 minutes. Turn the sliced aubergines over and roast for a further 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, Whilst the aubergine is roasting, heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes then add the meat and cook until meat is browned, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently and breaking it up as it cooks. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, cinnamon, cumin and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until thickened.
  • Spray an ovenproof casserole dish with the cooking oil spray.
  • Arrange half of the roasted aubergine slices in the bottom of the casserole dish. Spread the meat mixture over the aubergine slices and press down to flatten. Then cover the meat mixture with the remaining aubergine slices.
  • Whisk the eggs and yogurt together and pour over the top of the moussaka. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake in oven for 15 - 20 minutes until the top is golden and bubbling.
  • Remove from oven and allow the moussaka to slightly cool and set. Cut into 6 portions and serve.


You can freeze the individual portions of this healthier Moussaka but it is better served fresh.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3.5mg