START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Eggplant Moussaka with Bulgur

Eggplant Moussaka with Bulgur

This is a fun way to cook with eggplant. With exotic flavors and different textures of the heartiness of bulgur and creaminess of béchamel sauce, this dish is both interesting and flavorful.

3 eggplant, cut in 1 inch thick rounds
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups onions, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
˝ cup bulgur, uncooked
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves
1 cup water
14 oz. can chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 cup marinara sauce
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
cooking spray

  • Turn oven to 450 degrees.
  • Brush eggplant slices with half the olive oil and place in pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle eggplant with half teaspoon of salt. Bake eggplant for 20-30 minutes or until browned. (You can also broil if you prefer for 5 minutes on each side.)
  • Heat skillet and add remaining oil to pan. Sautee onion and garlic for six minutes and add bulgur. Cook on low heat for three minutes to lightly toast bulgur. Add water, chopped tomato and marinara sauce, one teaspoon salt and seasonings. Cook for one more minute and remove from heat.
  • In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add flour. Cook one minute and slowly whisk in milk, removing all lumps. Bring to a simmer and continue to heat until thick, whisking constantly. Stir in two tablespoons parmesan cheese and remaining salt. Remove from heat and whisk in egg.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place bulgur mixture into sprayed 11×7 pan and top with eggplant. Spread with milk mixture and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered in oven for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serves: 6

Cooking time: 1 hour, fifteen minutes

Food as well as emotions give meaning to our lives.  The power of emotion can enrich our lives beyond measure – meaning, color, texture.  Understanding the power of your emotions is vital for having a fulfilling, healthy life.  Click to receive this Free e-booklet, The Power of Emotion.

Read more: Appetizers & Snacks, Diet & Nutrition, Entrees, Family, Food, HeartMath Kitchen, Home, Life, Nourishing the Heart, Simply Healthy, Vegetarian, , , , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


+ add your own
11:49AM PST on Feb 16, 2015

Sarah I bookmarked this recipe yonks ago & just made it tonight. Goodgodgirl it was friggin AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Really tasty, thanks so much! I didn't have any bulgur so I used buckwheat instead, but honestly girl, if I was a bloke I'd marry you for a recipe like this!! :)

7:38PM PDT on Aug 26, 2013


7:06PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013


7:07PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Sounds delicious! Thanks

2:54PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thank you Sara, for Sharing this!

5:17PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Thank you! This dish sounds wonderful.

3:41PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013


2:59AM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Have to try this.

4:12PM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

yum; yum; YUM!!!

5:46PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Looks like a good dish!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thank you for the article.

Thank you for sharing Ed & Deb :)

Great article thanks for sharing

TY for this - noted in preparation for next spring! TYFS :-)


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!