Frugal Moussaka

Frugal Moussaka


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 14

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4.5 based on 4 ratings.


  • 2 Eggplants
  • 500 g Beef minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 500 ml Beef Stock

Nutrition Information

Qty per
379g serve
Qty per
Energy 503cal 132cal
Protein 43g 11g
Fat (total) 23g 6g
 - saturated 8.2g 2.2g
Carbohydrate 14.2g 3.8g
 - sugars 3.98g 1.05g
Dietary Fibre 2.24g 0.59g
Sodium 741mg 195mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Salt and Pepper

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Frugal Moussaka Recipe

I must admit I had never eaten Frugal Moussaka until my 30’s – and I then wondered why my Mum hadn’t made it before!  It’s like a ‘different’ shepherds pie – this version is very cheap and easy to make – so perfect for Stay at Home Mum!


  1. In a frypan heat the olive oil, add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes until the onion is soft.

  2. Add the beef mince and brown well over medium heat.

  3. Add the grated carrot and zucchini and the beef stock.

  4. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens and reduces.

  5. Slice the eggplant into even slices and arrange on a baking tray.

  6. Season with salt and pepper and bake for five minutes to soften slightly.

  7. Spread half the slices of eggplant over the bottom of your casserole dish, then pile high with the savoury mince mixture.

  8. Place the remaining slices on top and pour over the white sauce.

  9. Add the 1/2 cup of cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.

  10. Serve with garlic bread and a garden salad.

  11. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave dish until bubbling.

  12. Add the flour and return to the heat to cook the flour 'out'.

  13. Stir in the milk and use a whisk beat it smooth.

  14. Add to the heat until it thickens slightly, whisk in the eggs and seasonings.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Moussaka is able to be frozen.  Seal in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.  Defrost in the fridge and heat in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.
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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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