I love Moussaka! There’s something so satisfying about biting into each layer: the fine slices of potato and eggplant, sandwiched together with a rich tomato sauce, smothered with a creamy layer of béchamel, and coated with crispy bread crumbs. This dish is hearty, warming, indulgent, and absolutely perfect for the cool winter months coming ahead.


Ingredients (serves 4)

Lentil Sauce

  • 1 medium brown onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 400g tinned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 400g tinned mini roma tomatoes
  • 1 400g tinned brown lentils, rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley, extra to garnish
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg


  • 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced
  • 4 large white potatoes, thinly sliced

Béchamel Sauce / Topping

  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs plain flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • dash of ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  • Slice potatoes and eggplant with a knife, place them evenly onto a lined baking tray and bake them in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, until they are soft
  • While the potatoes and eggplant are cooking prepare the sauce by dicing the brown onion and garlic, place them into a pan and allowing them to cook until golden in colour
  • Add in the rinsed lentils, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, all of the herbs and spices, bring to boil and allow to them simmer for 30 minutes on a medium heat
  • Remove the potatoes and eggplant from the oven, layer them in a dish like so: potato layer, eggplant layer, lentil sauce layer, and repeat until all are used up
  • Create a béchamel sauce by placing extra virgin olive oil into a small pan, stir in flour, and add milk, stirring until the mixture thickens, and add a dash of nutmeg
  • Top the Moussaka with the béchamel sauce, bread crumbs, and any extra chopped parsley
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until potatoes and eggplant are tender
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!



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