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An incredible dish to make when you have guests over or during the weekend. Each serving is only 204 calories, has 19 grams of protein, and costs $1.6 to make.


A healthy variant of the traditional Greek eggplant casserole. It is usually made with a potato layer but in my recipe, I use Greek yogurt mixed with egg.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 204 kcal


Eggplant layer

  • 450 g Eggplant 450 g
  • 3 g Olive oil


  • 226 g Ground Beef 93%
  • 60 g Onion – Gram
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 200 g Crushed Tomatoes No Salt Added
  • 24 g Tomato Paste
  • 30 g/ml Cooking Wine 2 tbls

Spice Mix

  • 2 g Sugar
  • 0.5 tsp Black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 g Salt
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg and cinnamon (optional)


  • 170 g 2% Greek Yogurt Whole milk also works
  • 1 large Egg
  • 4 g Parsley


Eggplant layer

  • Slice the eggplant lengthwise, place the slices out in one layer. Sprinkle over with salt. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 F
  • Pat the eggplant slices dry, and rub off all the salt.
  • Place them in one layer on a parchment-covered baking sheet
  • Brush lightly with olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes until soft


  • Dice the onion and mince the garlic
  • Heat a skillet over high-medium heat and add the ground beef
  • Add the onion and garlic as the beef starts to brown
  • Once the ground beef is done cooking, add the tomato paste, crushed tomato, water, spices, cooking wine, bay leaf, and water
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes, and remove the bay leaf


  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • In an 8×8-inch oven-safe form place a single layer of eggplant slices, and add some of the filling on top. Repeat until you used it all.
  • Mix yogurt and the egg in a seperate bowl and set aside.
  • Bake the moussaka for 20-30 minutes
  • Take the moussaka out of the oven and top with the yogurt mixture
  • Place the moussaka back in the oven. Lower the temperature to 350 F and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the yogurt mixture is set
  • Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and a green salad


You can substitute ground beef for tofu, ground turkey, or lamb. Another great tip is to add more vegetables to the sauce such as mushroom and bell pepper.

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