Thursday 27 March 2014

Turkey Mince Moussaka Recipe

Still on my quest to make healthier meals for me and the family, I am try to adapt recipes that I already love and give them that healthy twist. This week I really fancied moussaka but instead of using lamb mince, I decided to change it for turkey mince, less fatty and a better source of protein.


Base :

500g Turkey Mince
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
1 Large Red Onion
2 Large Aubergines

Sauce :

250g Greek Yoghurt
80g Grated Cheese
1 Egg
1 Heaped Tbsp Cornflour
Fry Light for Cooking


* Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

* Slice the aubergines, lay them flat on a baking tray and spray with oil.

* Cook for 10 minutes, turn over, spray with oil again and cook for a further 10 minutes.

* Whilst the aubergines are cooking, cook the onions for 2-3 minutes.

* Add the turkey mince, cook til it is all browned off.

* Add in the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree and leave to simmer until the aubergines have finished cooking.

* To make the sauce, simply mix together the greek yoghurt, cheese, egg and cornflour.

* Now to put the moussaka together. In an ovenproof dish first put a layer of mince, then cover with a layer of aubergines, repeat this once more and then cover with the sauce.

* Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes. I like to add a bit more grated cheese about 5 minutes before the end.

Serve with some crusty bread and a nice fresh salad.


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  1. That looks delicious. Will definitely try that soon.

  2. Replies
    1. I was very impressed with my efforts lol definitely give it a try!! x

  3. Mmm, this looks tasty. I love Moussaka but haven't thought of trying it with turkey mince before! :)

    1. It is one of my favourite dishes so I was pleased that it worked so well without the lamb, I'm thinking of doing a vegetable one next time x

  4. That sounds like a lovely, healthy, variation on a classic dish. Yummy!

  5. Oh wow well you know I'm a fan of moussaka but never tried it with turkey but will now, so much healthier and lighter that way, love this post! Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    1. Thank you for hosting, I'm finding so many great recipes to try x

  6. Thank you for the great recipe, I will definately be trying it out next week

  7. Wow, this looks great. Still trying to loose weight so it seems like a good option too!

  8. This looks tasty. I love using turkey mince but have never tried it to make moussaka.

    1. I would go as far to say that it tastes better than the lamb, just not as rich x

  9. That looks lovely, I must try making moussaka

    1. very simple to make, takes less time than you'd think x

  10. Looks very tasty, a very clever way of making it healthier too.

  11. What are aubergines

  12. Ooh this looks yummy. I'm not a lover of meat but I wonder if Quorn Mince would work? Thanks for linking up via #GoldenOldies


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