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Gluten-Free Moussaka

Gluten-Free Moussaka

Gluten-Free Moussaka---

This is our gluten free version of Moussaka which is a classic Greek dish. Ours combines fresh eggplant smothered in a meat sauce, and then covered in a mixture of feta, ricotta, Italian five cheese, and Parmesan. Yum!

Let's make some gluten-free Moussaka!


  • 4 large eggplants, cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lbs. ground beef, lean
  • 2 large Vidalia onions, diced
  • 67 oz. Traditional Italian Sauce (we used Prego it is specified gluten-free)
  • 6 oz. Basil, garlic, oregano tomato paste
  • 12 oz. Feta cheese
  • 32 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. Italian 5 cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with foil. Arrange eggplant slices on foil. Brush liberally with the olive oil, the 2 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. pepper.  Bake for about 25 minutes until soft and a golden color.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet on medium/high, add onions, ground beef, 2 tbsp. salt, 2 tbsp. pepper, onion salt, and garlic salt. Cook until onions are translucent and ground beef is browned. Drain excess fat. Add Italian sauce and tomato sauce. Simmer on low for 25 minutes.


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine Ricotta, Feta, Italian 5 cheeses, and shredded Parmesan. Mix thoroughly.  

  • In a large casserole dish, spoon a layer of meat sauce. Layer half of cooked eggplant slices. Cover with a thin layer of meat sauce.  Add half of cheese mixture. Repeat layers-- Spoon a layer of meat sauce., other half of eggplant, thin layer of meat sauce, and top with the other half of cheese mixture. 

  • Bake for one hour.


We have gluten-free Moussaka!

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