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Zucchini Moussaka Recipe

Looking for an easy Zucchini Moussaka recipe? Learn how to make Zucchini Moussaka using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by melora3

Makes 8 servings



This classic Greek casserole is traditionally made with eggplant that is coated and fried. Zucchini replaces it and brown rice is added.

Recipe Ingredients for Zucchini Moussaka

1 1/2 pounds zucchini
1/2 pound 95% lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup (Minute Rice) brown rice
6 ounces frozen spinach
8 ounce tomato sauce
2 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Zucchini Moussaka

  1. Scrub and cut zucchini lenghthwise in 1/3 inch-thick slices. Bring three cups of water to a boil in a large non-stick skillet. Add zucchini, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain.

  2. Filling: Wipe skillet. Add beef, onion, and garlic. Cook, breaking up meat as it cooks until no longer pink. Stir in cinnamon, oregano, and salt. Then add spinach, rice and chicken broth. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times as spinach thaws. Stir in tomato sauce. Remove from heat.

  3. Topping: Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring 1 to 2 minutes without letting mixture brown. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, 4 to 5 minutes until thickened and smooth. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Whisk about 1/3 the hot mixture into beaten eggs, then whisk egg mixture into remaining sauce. Remove from heat, stir in nutmeg.

  4. Heat oven to 350F

  5. To assemble: Cover bottom of slightly greased shallow 2-quart baking dish with half of the zucchini slices. Spoon on all the Filling, then cover with remaining zucchini. Pour Topping on top and sprinkle with cheese.

  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly and top is slightly golden brown.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 292.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
234
Calories from Fat
72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
628mg
26%
Potassium
756mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
24.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
16.9g
Vitamin A 51% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 15% Iron 16%
* 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 manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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