Recently, I started to crave some Greek food. I saw a reference to this dish on a food show and decided I must try it. I reviewed several recipes and then created my own. It was amazing! Better than I’ve had in Greek restaurants.
Moussaka is a Greek casserole of eggplant, layered with a tomato meat sauce and topped with a Béchamel sauce before baking. It’s signature flavor comes from its blend of herbs and spices; Greek oregano, cinnamon, allspice and cloves, it is one of my very favorite dishes!
In Greece, this dish is most often made with ground beef, though occasionally ground lamb. I used ground turkey to lighten it up and found it to be delicious.
KETO OPTIONS: If you are on a Keto diet this recipe would need little modification to work for you. There is a little flour in the Bechamel Sauce which tops the dish. It’s not that much if you don’t mind a little bit of carbs. Other options would include using Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum as your thickener. There are also many Keto Bechamel recipes on the internet, most of which use heavy cream.