This Lamb Moussaka recipe is a rich, delicious slimming friendly meal for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
Now, before we get to the recipe for this Lamb Moussaka, we know that this Greek classic traditionally contains minced lamb and this contains diced lamb. But there is a reason!
If you’ve ever checked, you’ll know that most lamb mince is pretty high in calories, and Points. This is because it is difficult to find lamb mince with a very low fat content.
As we wanted to make something that is as low in calories as possible, we thought we’d just use some finely diced lamb, with all the fat removed.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
How to make this Lamb Moussaka recipe
This Lamb Moussaka may take a little time to prepare, but it’s definitely worth the effort!
- Cook the slices of aubergine.
- Cook the lamb and tomato based sauce.
- Mix together the white sauce ingredients.
- Layer the lamb sauce, and sliced aubergine in an oven proof dish.
- Pour the white sauce over the top and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
- Cook in the oven until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.
The White Sauce
There are many different ways to make a lighter, more slimming friendly white sauce to use for dishes like this one. Some use cottage cheese blitzed in a food processor, some use quark or you could go a more traditional route and make it with milk and cornflour.
All three of these methods have their downsides. If you’re using cottage cheese or Quark then there is a risk of the sauce splitting or curdling when it’s heated. If you use milk and cornflour you are increasing the calories and Points.
That’s why we use fat free yogurt and eggs for the sauce. It holds up surprisingly well when it’s heated, and if you add half a teaspoon of mustard powder it will give a ‘cheesier’ flavour to the sauce.
What can I serve with this Lamb Moussaka?
This is perfect with:
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
How many calories is this Lamb Moussaka recipe?
There are only 295 calories per portion of this Lamb Moussaka, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
It’s perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lamb Moussaka recipe?
This Lamb Moussaka recipe is an incredible 5 Points per portion, so you can enjoy it guilt free!
Don’t forget to add on extra points for any accompaniments.
How long can you keep this Lamb Moussaka in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Campfire stew in the fridge for approximately 2 days.
Can I freeze this Lamb Moussaka?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it has cooled down completely.
- Use an air-tight container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
- Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.
Just let it defrost, then pop it in the microwave to reheat. Or you could reheat it in the oven if you prefer.
Make sure they are piping hot before you eat them!
How do I reheat Lamb Moussaka?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave until piping hot.
What do I need to make this Lamb Moussaka recipe?
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!