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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Turkey Moussaka with Eggplant

We eat a lot of ground turkey, so I'm constantly trying to make it into different dishes. Currently we're also trying to get a bit leaner in our eating, so we're cutting out pasta, rice and bread. Therefore lasagna, which I love was a no go. 

So I'm going for Moussaka, which uses similar ingredients, but the meat is layered with eggplant and potatoes and the dish only contains a little bit of cheese on top, not within the filling, which makes it a bit lighter than a lasagna, which contains, at least some of the time, lots of shredded cheese and ricotta.

So here are the ingredients you will need:

For the filling:
3/4 of a large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
Bertolli - Alfredo Sauce - with Aged Parmesan Cheese - 15 oz2 tbsp tomato paste
250 ml bouillon (vegetable or chicken)
salt, pepper, paprika, thyme and little rosmary

For the layers:
1 large eggplant, cut in slices of about 5mm
1 large baking potatoe, cut in thin slices of about 3 mm

For the topping:
1 glass of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce , it is gluten free!
1/2 cup shredded cheese (Parmesan or Swiss, depending on what you like)

In a skillet, lightly sautee the onion and garlic, then add the ground turkey and cook it until it is almost done, add the tomato paste and the bouillon, then season with the seasoning to taste. Continue to simmer the meat for about 15 minutes so it thickens. Set aside.

In a buttered 9 x 9 inch pan layer some of the potatoe slices to cover the bottom, top it with 1/2 of the meat sauce, put a layer of eggplant slices on top, then add the remaining potatoes, cover with meat sauce and add the last layer of eggplant slices. Cover this layer with your Alfredo  sauce and liberally sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in a preheated 180 C/350 F oven for about 45 minutes.

Serve with a nice salad and a glass of red wine if you like.

Bon Apetit!

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1 comment:

Alisa said...

I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this moussaka widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about moussaka, Thanks!