Rustic Potato Moussaka with Savory Meat Layer

Potato and Meat Moussaka combines layers of thinly sliced potatoes and savory minced meat, topped with a creamy dressing that bakes to a golden perfection. This dish offers a comforting and satisfying experience with each bite, reflecting the traditional essence of hearty, home-cooked meals.

Ideal for any family dinner or gathering, this version of moussaka infuses the rich flavors of the meat with the soft texture of the potatoes, all enhanced by the subtle herbs and spices. It’s a perfect dish for those who appreciate a filling meal that warms the soul and pleases the palate.

Full Recipe:


  • 1.5-2 kg potatoes
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 500 g minced meat
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 500 ml milk


Prepare the Potatoes:

  • Peel the potatoes and slice them into approximately 3mm thick rounds.
  • Wash the sliced potatoes thoroughly under running water to remove any excess starch.
    Cook the Onions and Meat:
  • Heat the oil in a pan over high heat, then reduce to medium.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the minced meat, dried herbs, parsley, and black pepper. Cook until the meat is well browned, stirring frequently.
    Layer the Moussaka:
  • In a baking dish, arrange a layer of potato slices.
  • Evenly spread half of the cooked meat over the potatoes.
  • Add another layer of potatoes, then the remaining meat, and top with the final layer of potatoes.
  • Keep the water used for rinsing the potatoes and set it aside.
  • Pour the reserved potato water over the assembled moussaka.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for 30-45 minutes.
    Prepare the Dressing:
  • In a large bowl, break the eggs and add the cream and flour. Whisk thoroughly to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Gradually stir in the milk until well combined.
  • After the initial baking time, pour the dressing evenly over the moussaka.
    Final Bake:
  • Return the moussaka to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the top is golden and the dressing is set.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 55 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Kcal: 500 kcal | Servings: 6 servings

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