Slow Cooker Moussaka Recipe

I recently cooked lasagne in the slow cooker and and since then I have tried a whole host of traditional oven dishes in the slow cooker. We cook a lot of slow cooker chicken but never really lamb mince. But this slow cooker moussaka was so good that I just had to share it. I’m looking forward to creating many more traditional oven dishes in the slow cooker. So watch this space for more slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Moussaka Recipe

What is Moussaka?

Moussaka is an aubergine or potato based dish that originates from Greece and Turkey. There they use really thin potato and aubergine slices – or eggplant! There are now so many variations of the dish with some areas eating it hot, some cold and some serve it at room temperature.

Can you really cook a good moussaka in the slow cooker?

When cooking the Crock Pot Moussaka, make sure that you drain the fat well from the mince after the browning stage. Otherwise the slow cooker moussaka will be too wet and won’t bind as well as it should. At the end the moussaka should come out of the slow cooker pot almost in slices rather than being too wet. Feel free to make your own white sauce although I have never been able to make a white sauce as well as a ready made one. I happily use a jar in this recipe to save time when preparing the meal.

This is a great one pot meal. We usually just serve the slow cooker moussaka with a simple salad. Although if you love your meals to be carb heavy you could serve it with chips or wedges. Equally you may find that the slow cooker moussaka is filling enough on it’s own. This isn’t the most healthy moussaka recipe but it’s definitely easy moussaka and it tastes great too.

Here’s our Slow Cooker Moussaka Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 400 g lamb mince
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 0.5 tsp allspice
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 0.5 tsp oregano
  • 400 g potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 aubergine sliced
  • 1 jar white sauce

Instructions

  • Fry the mince, onion, garlic and allspice until browned and drain the excess fat.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and oregano
  • Put the potato slices in a layer on the bottom of the slow cooker pot and around the edges. Top with half the lamb mix.
  • Layer the aubergine slices on top and then add the rest of the lamb mix.
  • Pour over the white sauce and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

And if you would like to print or pin this recipe for later you can find it below. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Moussaka

This is a great one pot meal and we usually just serve the slow cooker moussaka with a simple salad although if you love your meals to be carb heavy you could serve it with chips or wedges.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword main course, slow cooker
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 400 g lamb mince
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 0.5 tsp allspice
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 0.5 tsp oregano
  • 400 g potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 aubergine sliced
  • 1 jar white sauce

Instructions

  • Fry the mince, onion, garlic and allspice until browned and drain the excess fat.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and oregano
  • Put the potato slices in a layer on the bottom of the slow cooker pot and around the edges. Top with half the lamb mix.
  • Layer the aubergine slices on top and then add the rest of the lamb mix.
  • Pour over the white sauce and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Slow Cooker Moussaka Recipe
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5 Comments

  1. November 12, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Ooh I love moussaka. I really do need to invest in a slow cooker don’t I? We make it with quorn mince being veggie. I find that slicing the veg takes longer than anything else!
    Nat.x

  2. November 13, 2016 / 8:34 am

    Ooh I’m definitely going to try this! If I make my own white sauce I can make it gluten free, too! Perfect!

  3. November 13, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve never actually tried moussaka, but it looks lovely in your photos. I keep getting tempted to get a slow cooker, but I just don’t know where we could keep it!

    Stevie x

    • August 23, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      You’re welcome! We’ve cooked it without aubergines sometimes or substituting courgettes for the aubergines too x

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