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Quick Moussaka (Stewart) Recipe

Looking for an easy Quick Moussaka (stewart) recipe? Learn how to make Quick Moussaka (stewart) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by finleyrc

Makes 6 servings



Our take on this classic Greek casserole uses a mixture of ricotta and feta cheeses instead of the conventional white sauce, which is made from butter, flour, and milk. http://www.marthastewart.com/314102/quick-moussaka?czone=food/dinner-tonight-center/dinner-tonight-main-courses&backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/quick-better-than-takeout-recipes#slide_8

Recipe Ingredients for Quick Moussaka (stewart)

1 large eggplant (2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
7 tablespoons olive oil
1 Salt and pepper
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef or lamb
28 ounces (1 can) whole tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (9 ounces) ricotta cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup (4 ounces) feta cheese, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature

Recipe Directions for Quick Moussaka (stewart)

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Butter a 4-quart ovenproof dish. On a baking sheet, toss eggplant with 6 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer, and roast in the oven until soft and golden, 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer eggplant to prepared dish, spreading in an even layer.

  2. In a large saucepan, warm remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and ground meat; cook, stirring to prevent sticking, until meat is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in drained tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Simmer, crushing tomatoes with the edge of a spoon, 15 minutes. Spread the mixture evenly over the eggplant.

  3. Heat broiler. In a small bowl, mix ricotta, feta, egg, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of salt. Pour mixture over the casserole, and spread evenly to the edges. Broil until topping is browned in spots, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 412.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
262
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.1g
45%
Saturated Fat
9.2g
46%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Sodium
336mg
14%
Potassium
973mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
17.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
34.0g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 27% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
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