This recipe always gets rave reviews from vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Easy to make, but takes time. Serve with salad.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Used different ingredients. I substituted mint for the parsley, red wine for the vinegar and added a little cinnamon. Also parboiled the potatoes before slicing. - 23 Sep 2009
Absolutely divine, first time making and eating moussaka, devoured it! Used black eyed beans instead of lentils as there was no canned ones available. - 01 Oct 2016
Comes out excellent but takes a long time to make. Just to clarify matters, every time the word "Drain" is mentioned in steps 1-4, they really mean "Remove ingredients from skillet and place aside on a plate". Otherwise you will be mixing the ingredients all together and not browning them separately. - 20 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)