Mushroom and Eggplant Moussaka

Are you looking for a delicious and hearty vegetarian dish that will satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this Mushroom and Eggplant Moussaka recipe! This classic Greek dish is a comforting and flavorful combination of layers of sautéed mushrooms and eggplant, topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create this mouthwatering dish, from preparing the vegetables to assembling and baking the moussaka. So grab your apron and get ready to impress your friends and family with this delectable recipe!


  • 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the sliced eggplant and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet and add the chopped onion. Cook until translucent.
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  6. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their juices.
  7. Stir in the diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  9. Whisk in the flour to make a roux.
  10. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture thickens.
  11. Layer the eggplant slices in a baking dish.
  12. Top with the mushroom and tomato mixture.
  13. Pour the white sauce over the top.
  14. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
  15. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.


Allow the moussaka to cool for a few minutes before serving. This dish pairs well with a side salad or some crusty bread. Enjoy!