Moussaka

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2022

With plush vegetables, spiced meat sauce, and a top coat of satiny béchamel, this iconic casserole is equal parts festive showpiece and supreme comfort food.

SERVES 8

TIME 2½ hours, plus 30 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This iconic casserole has it all: plush vegetables, spiced meat sauce, and a top coat of satiny béchamel. Microwaving the potatoes helped them give up their raw edge without rendering them greasy or waterlogged, and they retained enough str...

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