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Lighter moussaka

Our version is low in calories, fat and salt and provides four of your five-a-day. Plus the combination of protein and over half of our daily fibre goal provides a steady source of energy for good focus and concentration. Perfect for those in the thick of exam season

Serves 6

Prep Time 20 min

Cooking Time 1 hr 50 min


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 large courgette, peeled and coarsely grated
  • ½tsp chilli flakes
  • 3tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3tsp each dried oregano and mint (or 2tbsp each, chopped, if fresh)
  • 500g turkey breast mince
  • 700g jar passata
  • 2 large aubergines, thinly (3–4mm) sliced lengthwise
  • 450g potatoes, very thinly sliced
  • Spray cooking oil
  • 285g reduced-fat greek-style yogurt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 40g reduced-fat cheese, grated
  • 900g vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots and peas, to serve


    1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil on a medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, pepper, carrot and courgette
      and gently fry for 5 min or until softened. Add the chilli, cinnamon, herbs and mince. Cook, breaking up the mince lumps with a wooden spoon, for 3–4 min until browned.
    2. Add the passata and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 min or until the sauce is thick. Heat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
    3. Spoon a third of the mince mixture over the base of a 2 litre baking dish. Add half the potato and a third of the aubergine slices, then repeat the three layers. Add the remaining mince and top with the remaining aubergine. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 1 hr.
    4. In a bowl, combine the yogurt and egg and season with black pepper. Pour the mixture over the aubergine and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 20–25 min until the moussaka is golden and tender when pierced with a small knife.
    5. Stand, uncovered, for 5–10 min before serving with the vegetables or salad.

FOR A VEGGIE VERSION, replace the mince with 2 x 400g cans drained lentils.

Nutrition per serving

Read more on how we calculate nutrition.
412 36g 8.6g 3g 16g 19g 0.5g 296mg 38g 3.9mg

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