Moussaka | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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This Moussaka recipe is a rich, delicious meal for anyone counting calories or following plans like Slimming World and Weight Watchers!

Now, before we get to the recipe for this 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, Syn and Point values. This is because it is difficult to find lamb mince with a very low fat content.

As we wanted to make something that is completely Syn Free for those following Slimming World, we thought we’d just use some finely diced lamb, with all the fat removed.

This Moussaka may take a little time to prepare, but it’s definitely worth the effort!

Moussaka | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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 👍

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, Syns 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.

Moussaka | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

How many calories is this Moussaka recipe?

There are only 365 calories per portion of this Moussaka! 

How Slimming World friendly is this Moussaka recipe?

The only thing that could cost you Syns in this recipe is the white sauce. Everything else is completely Syn Free.

If you want to Syn the cheese each portion will be 3 Syns.

If you are using the cheese as one of your Healthy Extra A options then you will be using half of one HEA allowance.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Moussaka recipe?

This Moussaka recipe is an incredible 5 Points per portion, so you can enjoy it guilt free!

What do I need to make this Moussaka recipe?

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You’ll need an oven proof dish similar to this one. So if you’ve haven’t got one lurking in the cupboard you can pick one up from Amazon.

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Don’t worry if this Moussaka makes your shiny new oven dish a bit grubby. We’ve discovered Fizz Express, which waves good bye to to the overnight soak, and no more scrubbing. Hurrah!

Moussaka | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Fizz Express is the first ever hand dishwashing solution that removes stubborn burnt on food and stains in just 5 minutes!

How does Fizz Express work?

All you do is fill your dirty dish with hot water and drop in a Fizz Express tablet. After 5 minutes, empty the dish and give it a quick clean with the sponge scourer (included in the box), and et voila!


We were a little dubious about how well these would work, but as you can see in the video they really do work!

What’s in the Fizz Express Box?

You get a sponge scourer (which is the nations favourite) and 15 solid effervescent tablets. Which is pretty good value for money in my book.

You can get them from Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon & Ocado! You can even get them from Spontex directly.

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portion 20 minutes 80 minutes

Calories

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365kcal 5

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Zero

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray aubergines with low calorie cooking spray and grill on both sides
  2. Mist a decent sized pan with low calorie cooking spray, then add onions and sauté, until they start to soften and colour.
  3. Stir in the garlic, tomato puree and the lamb. Cook for a minute or two
  4. Add the red wine vinegar and allow it to reduce slightly
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes, courgettes, Sukrin, a pinch of cinnamon, oregano, bay leaf and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down, cover and simmer with the lid on for about 30 - 40 minutes, until most of the juices have evaporated and the lamb is tender
  6. While this is cooking, make the white sauce
  7. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, eggs, mustard powder and a pinch of salt and pepper
  8. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  9. Place a layer of the lamb mix on the bottom of an oven proof dish
  10. Top with a layer of grilled aubergine, then another layer of the lamb mixture
  11. Top with a final layer of aubergine
  12. Pour the white sauce over the top, making sure there are no gaps
  13. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top, then cook for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for a few minutes before serving
  15. Leave your dirty dishes to soak overnight Fill your dirty dish with hot water and drop in a Fizz Express tablet. After just 5 MINUTES empty and give the dish a quick clean and et voila!

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RECIPE NOTES

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18 Comments
  1. This looks lovely – going to try it with quorn mince. Have you tried freezing it? Would you freeze it once it’s all cooked just as a quick re-heat meal or before the final bake? I’m the only one in the family who eats aubergine!!

  2. I’ve just made this for dinner. Astonishingly good! The only changes I made were to salt the aubergines first for 10mins, rinse, then griddle both aubergines and courgettes, rather than grill them, to bring out the natural sugar content and apply a pretty lined appearance from my pan. I was surprised at the yogurt and egg mix which I sprinkled with Parmesan. It turned into a lovely cheesy, slightly crunchy top and I’ll try it on cauliflower next time.

  3. Hi! I have made it and was really good apart of my cheese sauce – didn’t turn out well. Came as a separate layer on the top of the dish. Should that be runny sauce ? What did I do wrong ? Thank you

  4. Very tasty and I’d say well enough to serve 8 served with a jacket potato and salad. I salted the aubergines too. There was quite a lot of watery juice at the bottom of the dish though which I will have to drain off before I freeze.

  5. Amazing !! A family favourite now – not a really quick meal, but worth that little bit extra time. Thank you so much even my kids loved it, going to use that cheese sauce/ topping on everything I can – so so good

  6. Just made this for dinner, didn’t use courgettes as I didn’t have any. Replaced meat with green lentils and added mushrooms, lovely recipe thanks!

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