The golden dish at the end of the Rainbow

We love greek cuisine in our household and moussaka is a personal favorite. However since I changed my diet to lowcarb, we haven’t had much moussaka in a while. But I came up with an idea to remedy that!

Rainbow moussaka!

Also naming any food something with rainbow, automatically makes children more inclined to try and taste some. 😉

I wanted to make something special for my little niece, but still trying to keep it a little bit lowcar’ier then plain moussaka. And my little girl Dianna loooooves potatoes, so it had to be tasty for her as well.

Fresh, tasty veggies for "Rainbow Moussaka" - a lowcarb version of the greek classic dish. Visit my blog for more recipes:

Carrots, beets, sweet potatoes and sunchokes – Oh my!

Rainbow moussaka

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Category: Dinner

Cuisine: Greek

Yield: 4 people

Rainbow moussaka

Lowcarb version of the greek classic dish Moussaka


  • 2 peeled carrots
  • 2 peeled beets
  • 3-4 peeled sunchokes
  • 2 peeled small sweet potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • Garlic (how much as you like - it's a greek dish!)
  • 500 g of organic fed ground beef
  • 2 tins of diced tomatoes
  • a little vegetable stock until you like the consistency.
  • Cheese


  1. Peel and slice all the root veggies.
  2. Dice the onion and fry in olive oil, along with garlic.
  3. Add the ground beef and stir til cooked.
  4. Add the 2 tins of tomatoes and vegetable stock until you like the consistency of the sauce.
  5. Place all the vegetable slices in a pan.
  6. Cover with the beef sauce and cheese.
  7. Cook for 45-50 min. at 200 degrees.
  8. Serve with Tzatziki and enjoy!

This is a definte “must make again” – recipe! We all loved it, especially the kids!

I just serve it with a mean garlic-tzatziki, because it’s an easy way to add more garlic to the dish.

When you make food for the whole family, you usually keep the tastes a bit more mild, and this is a way to not compromise the taste of the dish, simply because you are cooking for children too. I love making a small sauce or dip that adds more flavour to a dish!

What is your trick to cooking full-flavoured food while still catering to your kids? Share your thoughts below!

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