Lower Fat Moussaka recipe from The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Published Sunday, Sep 22 2013, 13:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
As the nights draw in, hearty meals are a must and we reckon this warming moussaka is ideal for a comforting dinner.


© The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark

Created and cooked by The Fabulous Baker Brothers, this classic Greek dish uses The Lake District Co. Quark, making this a healthier version than your standard moussaka. Serve with a traditional Greek salad and tuck in!


  • For the mince
  • 200g lamb mince
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tsp of coriander, cumin seeds
  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 big pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • For the layers
  • 1 aubergine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the white sauce
  • 30g butter
  • 25g flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 200g The Lake District Co. Quark
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g grated cheddar


1 In a saucepan fry the mince in hot oil. When it’s browned, add the diced onion and garlic and chili. Fry for 5 mins and keep stirring so it doesn’t burn.
2 Add the spices, red wine and boil the wine down. Add the tin of tomatoes, Worcester sauce and gently simmer for 30 mins or until nice and saucy like a ragu. Set to one side.
3 Heat the oven to 200c/gas mark 6. Slice the aubergine into 1 cm cubes and season and oil. Place in the oven and roast for 10-15 mins until soft and golden. Remove and set to one side.
4 To make the white sauce – melt the butter in a small pan. Stir in the flour and mix until smooth. Add the bay leaf and the milk at a little at a time and keep stirring on the heat so it thickens. Continue until all the milk has been added.
5 Next, add The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark and season. You should have a thick creamy sauce. If a little tight, add a splash more milk.
6 Take a suitable oven dish and add half the mince on the bottom, then a layer of aubergines and a layer of white sauce. Repeat the layers. Top with grated cheese and cake for 25 mins at 200c/gas mark 6 until lush and crispy.

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4-6
391 calories per serving

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