Minced lamb pasta bake

    1 hour

    This is a minced lamb and pasta bake tossed in pasta sauce, then covered in a white sauce and Cheddar cheese. I bake it in the oven until the cheese is brown and crispy, and then serve it with a salad!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 250g minced lamb
    • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 100g dried small pasta shells, cooked according to pkg. directions
    • 1 500g jar pasta sauce
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 4 teaspoons plain flour
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 125g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium heat, add the onion and fry until soft and tender. Stir in the lamb and mushrooms; cook until the meat has browned, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Pour in the pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked pasta, then pour into a baking dish.
    3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour in the flour and mix well. Pour in the milk, increase the heat to medium, and cook until thickened. Stir 4 tbsp of the thickened milk into the egg, about a tablespoon at a time to temper the egg, then pour the egg into the remaining sauce and whisk together. Spread this white sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with cheese.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (10)


    only ok was not as tasty as i hoped maybe its because my white sauce did not work to well  -  15 Jul 2010


    Not bad, though I also had an issue with the white sauce - I cheated in the end and used packet mix! Still, a nice recipe and one that could be tweaked to use any type of mince. I made mine with onion and garlic past sauce, which gave it a lovely flavour. Will definitely use again!  -  10 Aug 2013


    I've been making this dish for several months now and swear by it! It's better with lamb than beef and ranges from good to great. I substitute marinara with spaghetti sauce and the elaborate white sauce with cheese sauce. My friends and i love it!  -  30 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)