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Meat and Potato Gratin {Traditional Macedonian Moussaka}

An easy Moussaka recipe made with ground beef, spices and potatoes. This traditional Macedonian recipe is satisfying comfort food that tastes amazing!


Course Dinner
Cuisine Macedonian
Keyword how to make moussaka, macedonian cusine, macedonian recipes, moussaka, moussaka recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 352 kcal
Author Katerina


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 5 to 6 medium sized potatoes , peeled, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until translucent.
  3. Add ground beef and paprika, and cook until beef is browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Butter a 13x9-inch glass baking dish.
  5. Layer half of the sliced potatoes and sprinkle with a small amount of salt and pepper.
  6. Top the potatoes with the ground beef.
  7. Spread remaining potatoes over beef, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs until thoroughly combined.
  9. Pour the milk mixture into dish to cover potatoes; cover with foil.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  11. Remove foil and continue to bake until top is brown and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 10

Nutrition Facts
Meat and Potato Gratin {Traditional Macedonian Moussaka}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 1208mg35%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 8.2mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.