Here is my cheap and easy Vegetarian Moussaka recipe, perfect for any season and occasion! It’s an absolute favourite of mine and always goes down a treat for whoever I serve it up to. Despite the number of steps involved, this vegetarian moussaka is not too complicated to prepare at all.
I have to admit, I spent 23 years of my life without ever having tried Moussaka (it wasn’t a regular in my parent’s British household). I instantly fell in love when a friend cooked it up for me one summer evening. Moussaka just ticks all the boxes: creamy béchamel sauce, tender aubergine and a flavour-packed lentil filling.
My recipe has made a few changes in the ‘authentic’ Greek recipe (of course, it wouldn’t be Low Cost Millennial without a few alternatives!). This vegetable moussaka recipe is made of layers of roasted vegetables, a rich tomato sauce with lentils in place of meat, and creamy béchamel to top it all.
Lentils are a tasty and cheap alternative to meat. They have a wonderful, creamy consistency, full-bodied and earthy flavour. Not to mention, they’re a great source of protein, iron, and fibre. I use some of my absolute favourite vegetables in this cheap Vegetarian Moussaka recipe. I’ve included aubergines, courgettes, carrots and mushrooms – but feel free to replace any with ones you prefer.
This cheap Vegetarian Moussaka recipe is also perfect for the freezer. Batch cook this recipe on a chill Sunday afternoon and pop in the freezer. Just remove one from the freezer on a morning, then bake as below for 35-40 minutes until cooked through and golden brown on top – perfect for weekday evenings or lunches.
So there you have it! A cheap and easy Vegetarian Moussaka recipe you can cook up yourself at home. Give it a go and drop a comment below about how this turns out for you!
Until next time – live your best life, low cost!
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