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Eggplant Recipe | Weeknight Moussaka

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Eggplant Recipe | Greek Moussaka Recipe

I love eggplant. This eggplant recipe are one of those things that speak to summer’s bounty. There are so many wonderful things to make with eggplant, but one of my favorite is Greek Moussaka. Moussaka is a lot like lasagna, but instead of noodles, slices of eggplant are layered in with a meat sauce and then it’s topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. It’s comforting, full of healthy vegetables, and topped with a decadent creamy layer or warm bubbly goodness.  What’s also nice about this recipe is it’s easy. It can be quickly put together on a weeknight and makes a fabulous dinner.

This recipe is adapted from Bon Appetite but I have made some changes to the ingredients and process. If you would like to see the original recipe you can find it here. https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/moussaka

Years ago when I would make moussaka I would fry the eggplant in olive oil. This process was messy and took forever to complete. Somewhere along the line I started laying out all my eggplant slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and brushing then with Olive Oil. I then bake all the pieces at once in the oven. This one alteration has changed this recipe from a chore to a a quick weeknight dinner.

This moussaka is a little bit lighter because we have skipped using a final layer of potatoes that are traditional moussaka recipes. It keeps the dish lower carb and in my opinion more summery. However if you would like to add a final layer of thinly sliced boiled potatoes you’re free to do so.

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