Moussaka

Slimming Eats Moussaka - gluten free, Slimming Eats (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

This recipe is Slimming World  (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

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Extra Easy – 1 HEa per serving and 0.5 syns per serving

Original – 1 HEa per serving 0.5 syns per serving

Slimming Eats Moussaka - gluten free, Slimming Eats (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Moussaka
 
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  • 2 large aubergines (egg plant) sliced
  • 500g (17.5oz) of extra lean ground beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 cups (360ml) of passata
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 cups (340ml) of of stock
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (2 syns)
  • for the cheese sauce:
  • 1 cup (240ml) of fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (240ml) of fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 120g (4oz) of Parmesan (4xHEa's)
  • 90g (3oz) of Mozzarella (2xHEa's)
  • 2 eggs
  • optional: pinch of nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place the aubergine slices in a colander over a large bowl, layering with a sprinkling of salt. Leave to stand for 20mins.
  2. Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil.
  3. Add the meat, onion, garlic and carrot and fry till meat is browned and veg is softened.
  4. and brown the meat. Once all the meat is browned, drain off any excess fat and set aside.
  5. Add the herbs, spices, passata, tomato puree, maple syrup, stock and splash of balsamic vinegar. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 30 mins.
  6. Preheat a grill pan or cast iron pan. Rinse and pat dry the aubergine. Spray the grill pan with some spray oil and place the aubergine on the pan, cook each side for approx 4 mins then turn over and cook the other side. Repeat this for all slices of aubergine.
  7. Layer the aubergine in a the bottom of a large rectangle oven proof dish.
  8. Add a layer of meat mixture and then another layer of aubergine and repeat making sure the final layer is a layer of aubergine.
  9. For the cheese sauce, add the cottage cheese to a blender and blend till smooth,
  10. Add to a bowl with the yoghurt, egg and 90g of the parmesan and whisk till smooth. Season with salt and black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg (if using)
  11. Pour over the top of the aubergines and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c, 350f, gas mark 4 for 45 mins until the cheese on top is golden.

Slimming Eats Moussaka - gluten free, Slimming Eats (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx. nutritional information:

Approx. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

361

Fat

10.7g

Saturated Fat

5.5g

Total Carbohydrate

26.7g

Dietary Fibre

7.6g

Sugars

13.8g

Protein

             39.7g

Slimming Eats Moussaka - gluten free, Slimming Eats (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Moussaka - gluten free, Slimming Eats (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

  • natty

    I have just joined slimming world and wanted to make moussaka as the family love it. This recipe was lovely, my son and i made it together. The only difficulty i had was how much natural yogurt to put in as i didnt know what a cup was, so i guessed it all turned out good though and everyone enjoyed it, couldnt tell that it wasnt the usual recipe. Thank you 🙂

  • admin

    a cup is = to about 230ml.

    I am glad you all enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to come and comment.

  • britgirl70

    hey, I love the recipes on your site!  can you tell me with the moussaka recipe if you can freeze it? It would be great it you could include on your recipes if they freeze well. I cook multiple meals at a time, so storing them in the freezer would make like a lot easier!

  • slimadmin

    yes I would make it all up as instructed, but in separate portions and then freeze one of the portions before it goes into the oven.

  • Made this on Valentines day – absolutely fantastic! That cheese/white sauce could be used anywhere. Will be trying it on a lasagne and a pasta bake very soon.
    All your recipes I have tried so far have been superb!

    thanks – keep it up

    Martin