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Easy Greek Zucchini Moussaka Recipe

A Greek delicacy made with lean ground beef filling and layered with Zucchini instead of potatoes for a low carb option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword greek moussaka, low carb, moussaka, moussaka recipe, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion diced
  • 1 15oz Jar Tomato Sauce
  • 1.5 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • tsp Dried oregano
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/8 Ground Clove
  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Large Zucchini (about 1.5 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • ¼ Cup Ground Parmesan Cheese
  • Freshly chopped herbs of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 12x8'' baking dish with olive oil.
  • Heat oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent and soft, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the meat and continue to cook until no longer pink, breaking it with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat, and simmer until sauce is reduced about 15 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf and proceed to make the casserole. Layer zucchini slices to the bottom of the prepared baking dish, then top with an even layer of meat sauce.
  • Spread over half of the ricotta cheese, then repeat the layers. Finish with a layer of zucchini slices, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly with golden tops and tender zucchini. Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh chopped herbs and enjoy!

Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 782mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 4mg