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  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • No added sugar
  • Wheat free

Serve up a hearty meat-free dish tonight. This 5-ingredient lentil moussaka is super easy and ideal for a cold night in.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
A plate of lentil moussaka


  • 1 medium eggplant, thickly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 x 400g cans lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 700g jar tomato pasta sauce with basil
  • 200g tub fresh mozzarella or bocconcini, drained, torn

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  1. Step 1

    Lightly spray both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil spray. Heat a large frying pan over high heat. Add half the eggplant and cook for 2 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining eggplant.
  2. Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the onion softens. Add the lentils and pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat grill on medium. Spoon the lentil mixture into a 6-cup (1.5L) baking dish. Arrange the eggplant slices and mozzarella or bocconcini on top. Cook under the grill for 5 mins or until the cheese melts and is golden brown.