Vegetarian Eggplant Moussaka

Vegetarian Eggplant Moussaka


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This is very easy to make but - like any good moussaka - takes time. Serve with salad. Even meat eaters love this!

Anne Buchanan

Serves: 7 

  • 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tin (440g) whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 220g lentils, (about 1/2 tin) drained, juice reserved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 125g crumbled feta cheese
  • Sauce
  • 30g butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 1/4 cups (315ml) milk
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt and set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  3. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Lightly brown eggplant and zucchini slices on both sides; drain. Add more oil if necessary, brown potato slices; drain.
  4. Saute onion and garlic until lightly browned. Pour in vinegar and reduce. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, 1/2 the juice from lentils, oregano and parsley. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. In a 23x33cm casserole dish layer the eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, onions and feta. Pour tomato mixture over vegetables; repeat layering, finishing with a layer of eggplant and zucchini.
  6. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine butter, flour and milk. Bring to a slow boil, whisking constantly until thick and smooth. Season with pepper and add nutmeg. Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes, and stir in beaten egg.
  8. Pour sauce over vegetables and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for another 25 to 30 minutes.

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Reviews (5)


My vegetarian niece loved this recipe and the non vegetarians also enjoyed the meal... more that the meat one. - 12 Aug 2009


Delicious but yes time consuming !!! Easily add mushrooms, capsicum or anything else you feel like too. Will make again !! - 25 Apr 2015


Delicious! And so easy to make. This will become a regular recipe. - 02 Feb 2016

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