August 28, 2022

Easy Moussaka

Moussaka is a traditional dish that originated from the Mediterranean region. This dish can be made in a variety of ways, so different cultures have adapted it with slightly different ingredients. Some make Moussaka with potatoes and eggplants, and some with potatoes and tomatoes. Some add zucchini or sweet potatoes, and some change up the type of meat (whether it’s beef, turkey, or lamb). The most important thing about the Moussaka is the structure of layers, the textures of the vegetables, and the sauces associated with it.


The recipe below is Vlada’s own version of Moussaka and it is absolutely delicious. The key component is to have FRESH ingredients.


  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet onions (chopped)
  • 10-12 potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 4-5 zucchinis  (medium sliced)
  • 3 ground turkey packages
  • 1 tablespoon of salt for meat
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper for meat
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for meat
  • 1 teaspoon of Hungarian sweet paprika for meat
  • 1 teaspoon of Thyme or an amount per your taste
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 4 tomatoes thinly sliced (depending on size you may need more or less)
  • 15 slices of American cheese (approximate)
  • Extra salt and pepper for layers


  • 10 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt for sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper for sauce
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of fresh parsley

Note that this recipe is made for a large crowd of about 15-16 people. This is a great opportunity for you to invite your neighbors over or feed a large family. If you do not have a large and deep casserole dish, you can split this recipe into two casserole dishes of regular size.


  1. Heat 1/2 cup of olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Drizzle some oil into a large and deep casserole dish.
  3. Add the chopped sweet onions to the skillet.
  4. While the onions cook, cover the casserole dish with sliced potatoes while slightly overlapping in layers. Sprinkle them with salt (see video below).
  5. Layer the potatoes with sliced zucchinis and sprinkle them with salt again.
  6. The onions should be golden brown by now and you can add the ground turkey to the skillet with the onions.
  7. Let the turkey cook through a bit.
  8. Preheat the oven to 360F.
  9. Add 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of Hungarian sweet paprika to the meat mixture.
  10. When the turkey is done, you can sprinkle all of it, including the juices, on top of the zucchini.
  11. Add the sliced sweet potatoes in a layer on top of that.
  12. Add another layer of regular potatoes on top of that. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  13. Drizzle another half cup of olive oil on top of that.
  14. Add some sliced tomatoes as another layer. You do not need to overlap these.
  15. Wipe the excess juices from the top of the casserole dish so that they do not burn. Cover with foil.
  16. Roast in oven for about 45 minutes. You will be able to tell if the potatoes are done by sticking a fork into them and seeing if it goes through the potatoes easily.
  17. While the dish is roasting, whip 10 eggs with salt and pepper really well in a bowl.
  18. Add parmesan cheese and milk. Whip well.
  19. Add 1 cup of fresh parsley to the mix.
  20. When the dish is roasted, layer with American sliced cheese.
  21. Pour the egg mixture over the dish.
  22. Set the dish back in oven for another 10-15 minutes uncovered until the cheese and egg are done.

We hope you enjoy this recipe. Please see the video below showing how Vlada makes this dish easily with her helper.




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