This version of the classic Greek dish layers eggplant with an aromatic meat sauce and creamy béchamel for a satisfying summer casserole. The eggplant slices are commonly fried, but here we broil them to cut back on calories. Graviera, a hard grating cheese, is popular in Greece. Look for it with other specialty cheeses at well-stocked grocery stores, or substitute Pecorino Romano.
EatingWell.com, April 2022
Credit: Leigh Beisch
To make ahead
Refrigerate meat and béchamel sauces (Steps 1-2) separately for up to 1 day.
Serving Size:1 cup
370 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 19g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 9g; fat 25g; saturated fat 12g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 85mg; vitamin a iu 380IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin b12 2mcg; vitamin c 4mg; vitamin d iu 49IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 46mg; vitamin k 5mg; sodium 662mg; calcium 293mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 36mg; phosphorus 242mg; potassium 496mg; zinc 3mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 5mg; selenium 15mcg.