Slimming World - Moussaka

Serves: 4
Syns per serving:
Free on Extra Easy*, Green* and Original*
*Add 6 Syns per serving if not using reduced fat cheddar cheese as a Healthy Extra ‘a’ choice
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

2 large aubergines (or 4-5 courgettes if preferred)
Fry Light
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
300g Quorn mince
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
2 tsp chilli (or to taste)
For the white sauce
250g fat free natural yogurt or quark
2 large eggs
168g reduced fat Cheddar cheese, grated

If you have time, salt the aubergines and leave overnight to remove water.
1. Slice the aubergines into 1cm thick discs and pat dry with kitchen roll. Gently fry them in a pan sprayed with Fry Light until brown and the skin begins to crisp, and set aside.
2. Wipe the pan, spray with Fry Light again and cook the onions and garlic gently to soften, then add the Quorn mince, chopped tomatoes, cinnamon and chilli and bring to the boil. After 5 minutes reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Whilst the Quorn mixture is simmering, mix all the ingredients for the white sauce in a bowl until combined and smooth. (If using quark, add tepid water to soften the mixture, but to avoid cooking the egg).
4. Once cooked, layer an oven dish with half the aubergines, top with the mince mixture, add another layer of aubergines, and top with the white sauce. Place in a pre-heated oven (200°C/Gas 6) for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Tip: You can use extra lean lamb or beef mince in place of Quorn mince, if preferred.
If using lamb or beef mince on the Green plan count this as Syns or a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice.


Anonymous said…
I made this dish but by replacing the tinned tomatoes with 500g of passata,extra lean minced beef instead of the quorn and adding a layer of sliced potatoes instead of 2 layers of aubergines. Absolutely devine! Without a sin in sight too!Great recipe.
Anonymous said…
Lovely! I used extra lean mince and added some mushroom. Really great.
Anonymous said…
yummy. even as a non dieter this is stunning! defo do again!
Anonymous said…
Why would anyone want to swap super free Aubergines with potatoes?? I think I'll stick to the Aubergines myself....
ali ali said…
Maybe they don't like aubergines
Anonymous said…
Did you all add the cheddar? I'm think of sprinkling with a tbs of Parmesan to save on syns!! ��
Anonymous said…
I would really recommend this mousaka recipe. I served it with salad, it was rich, filling and delicious. Definite one to repeat.
Heather Ainsley said…
This recipe is delish. The chilli and cinamon really make it moreish. Recommend. I may try making it with potatoes too just because I have them in.
Dorothy Foy said…
Made this for the family on Saturday for the first time. And served it with salad...... it was delicious....going to be one of our favourites....thanks for the recipe