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Moussaka-style pasta recipe

Moussaka-style pasta recipe

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Add a touch of traditional Greek cuisine to your pasta with this moussaka-style dish. This delicious pasta is loaded with succulent lamb mince, chunky Mediterranean vegetables and topped with creamy feta cheese. The whole family will love this easy-to-make dish. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 625 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large aubergine, diced
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 300g (10oz) penne
  • 175g feta, crumbled
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    12g 59%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    2.3g 39%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 71.7g Protein 31.2g Fibre 8.8g


  1. Heat the oil in a large-lidded pan and cook the onion and aubergine for 2-3 minutes over a high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the lamb mince and garlic to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the lamb is browned. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, cinnamon and oregano. Cover and cook for a further 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta, following the packet instructions. Drain, reserving 2-3 tbsp of the pasta water. Stir the penne and reserved pasta water into the lamb mixture, until combined. Divide the lamb and aubergine pasta between 4 bowls and scatter over the feta.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Once the dish has cooled completely, transfer it to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. Loosely cover with foil and bake until dish is thoroughly heated through. Reheat until piping hot.

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