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Authentic Recipe of Serbian Style Musaka. Delicious Serbian Traditional Meat and Potato Casserole.

If having meat and potatoes sounds like a dream to you, this is the recipe you will love. Learn more about how to make Traditional Serbian Musaka.

Things to know about the Serbian Style Musaka Recipe

This is a dream dish if you love potatoes and meat. You can find variants of Musaka all around the Balkans, Middle East, and Greece. Contrary to the Greek style Musaka, the Serbian style Musaka does not include aubergines.

The name comes from the Arabian language and means “that which is fed liquid”. This is the main dish that is quite easy to make. Serbian-style musaka is a great dish for the winter months because it is served hot.

To make this casserole dish, it’s important to be generous with oil and spices just to make sure everything is cooked evenly and tasty.

Delicious Serbian Traditional Meat and Potato Casserole. Authentic Recipe of Serbian Style Musaka.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Мусака
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)


Servings 4 People


  • 1000 grams (2.2 lb) Potato
  • 250 grams (8.82 oz) Ground (Minced) Pork
  • 250 grams (8.82 oz) Ground (Minced) Beef
  • 2 cloves Garlic Large
  • 500 ml (16.91 floz) Milk
  • 75 ml (5.07 floz) Olive Oil For sautéing
  • 75 ml Olive Oil For the casserole
  • 2 tsp Smoked Hot Paprika Powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • 4 pcs Egg Large
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  • In a pan, add oil and sauté the garlic. Add salt.
  • Add meat and cook it on low heat for 20 minutes, mix occasionally.
  • When it’s nearly done add the rest of the spices and mix well.
  • While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes and slice them (round).
  • Wash the sliced potatoes under cold water, add salt and let them soak for about 10-15 minutes.
  • In  a casserole dish, oil the bottom with oil.
  • Put the first layer of potatoes then add a layer of meat. Repeat until all the sliced potatoes and meat are used.
  • Mix milk with eggs and salt and pour it over the last layer of potatoes.
  • Put it in a preheated oven on 200°/390°F and bake it for 30 minutes or until golden brown .

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Seasonal Cooking Winter Recipes
Keyword Musaka Recipe, Traditional Serbian Meat and Potato Casserole, Мусака
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Cooking tip for making Musaka

  • You can make the dish spicy by adding spicy smoked paprika or chili.
  • Ensure the bottom layer of potatoes is covered in oil to ensure that the potatoes will be cooked evenly.

What to serve with Musaka?

You can serve it with yogurt or garden salad.

Variations of Musaka

You can replace potatoes with eggplants or zucchini.

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