Vegetarian Moussaka

A vegetarian dish adapted from Eat Local Caledon and Foodland Ontario.

January 20, 2013 | | Blogs | Eat Local Caledon | Food | Main Dishes | Recipes

Moussaka is an aubergine (eggplant) or potato based dish popular in Balkan, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. There are many variations – try the recipe below and then experiment to your tastes, add a comment below if you get one that works well.

Vegetarian Moussaka

Recipe submitted by: Eat Local Caledon and Foodland Ontario ( Visit Website )

Serves

6 to 8

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour

Type

1 hour

Main

Ingredients

  • 2 small eggplants, peeled and cut into 1/2 in (1 cm) thick slices
  • Salt
  • 4 medium Ontario Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3 large Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes, cut into thick slices
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of eggplant generously with salt and let stand on rack for 30 minutes; rinse with cold water and pat dry.
  2. Layer potatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions in lightly greased 13 x 9 in. (3.5 L) baking dish; sprinkle with oregano and pepper.
  3. In saucepan, melt butter; blend in flour. Gradually stir in milk; until melted.
  4. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until boiling and thickened.
  5. Stir in Cheddar cheese.
  6. Pour over vegetables; sprinkle with Parmesan.
  7. Bake, uncovered, in 350ºF (180ºC) oven about 1 hour or until vegetables are tender and sauce is golden brown and bubbling.
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into.

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