Saturday, 17 May 2014

Zucchini moussaka

This recipe is so easy to make & very tasty indeed!  It also doubles as a great meal for a baby as it can be pureed down.


  • 5 med zucchini, sliced lengthways in thin strips
  • spray oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 500g minced lamb or beef
  • 500g bottle pasta sauce
  • 1 Tbspn chopped parsley

Cheese sauce

  • 50g butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbspn plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup grated cheese (split in recipe)
Step 1 - Lay zucchini  strips on 2 oven trays lined with baking paper.  Spray with oil.  Grill in a hot oven until golden.  Set aside.

Step 2 - Meanwhile, in a frypan over medium heat, saute onion & garlic until tender.

Step 3 - Add mince & cook until brown.  Break up lumps with a whisk.  Stir in pasta sauce & parsley.  Simmer for 15 mins.

Cheese sauce
Step 4 - In a large microwave bowl, melt butter on high for 30 secs. Whisk in flour & milk & microwave on high for 3 mins.  Whisk until sauce thickens.  Whisk in salt & ½  cup grated cheese.

Assembly of moussaka
Step 5 - In the bottom of a 3 litre oven dish, place a layer of zucchini.  Add a layer of meat & cover zucchini.  Repeat using all the mixture.  You should have 3 layers of zucchini & 2 layers of meat sauce. 

Step 6 - Top with all of the cheese sauce & sprinkle over remaining cheese.

Cover & refrigerate or freeze until required.

Preheat oven to 180oC.  Uncover & cook in preheated oven for 40 mins. If cooking immediately after preparing, cook for only 25 mins.  Let sit for 10 mins prior to serving.

This recipe & many more can be found in my cookbook 'Food before 5'.  
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