A white cast-iron pan is filled with an easy moussaka. The top has been sprinkled with feta and fresh herbs. At the back is a small salad of leafy greens in a bowl and slices of gluten-free pita sit on the side.

If you’ve ever wanted to make Moussaka but been intimidated by the amount of time and effort it requires, then this Easy Moussaka recipe from CWA Victoria is for you! With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip up a delicious and flavourful Moussaka any night of the week.

Easy Moussaka

Recipe by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria | Photograph by Cath Muscat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 500 g minced lamb
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 g jar grilled eggplant ensure gluten-free, or 1 large eggplant, sliced and grilled
  • 150 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons mint leaves


  • Heat oil in a large shallow pan and gently fry onion for 5–10 minutes, until just soft.
  • Add garlic and fry for another minute, then add the mince and fry until browned.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and cinnamon. Season well and simmer for 20 minutes, adding eggplant after 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle feta and mint leaves over the top.
  • Serve with a green salad and gluten-free pita breads.


From Our Kitchen To Yours cookbook cover. 185 recipes from The Country Women's Assocation of Victoria Inc. Cover features a sponge cake on a wooden cake stand with pieces of dried pineapple.
Images and text from From Our Kitchen to Yours by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria, photography by Cath Muscat. Murdoch Books RRP $36.99.
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