Fancy a hearty, warming pasta bake with minced lamb? Or perhaps a tasty traditional lamb ragu? We have loads of lamb pasta dishes to choose from for a family friendly supper.
This is a rustic Spanish, spicy, mince based baked penne pasta dish which is perfect for a no-frills family supper. It has come about through trial and error in an attempt to replicate a dish that I ate in a Spanish farmhouse some 15 years ago. In our family it is simply called THE Pasta Dish. The sauce makes 5 portions and so it becomes economical and quick after you've cooked the batch of sauce.
Chunks of lean lamb are gently simmered with dates in a richly spiced gravy, then piled atop couscous and pistachio nuts, and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. Serve this exotic dish for a special family meal or a make-ahead dish for entertaining, accompanied by some Arabic flat bread and a simple leafy green salad.
This is a great recipe for a Greek inspired pasta bake with layers of macaroni, lamb mince and a creamy white sauce.
This Italian-style casserole is ideal for a special family dinner – it can be put in the oven well in advance, leaving time to do other things. Don't worry if you get delayed, as the lamb improves with longer cooking. Or it can be left to stand and reheated, with the macaroni added at the last minute. Serve with ciabatta.
My family loves this dish. I think using minced lamb and ground cinnamon in the meat sauce, and Greek yoghurt in the bechamel sauce makes it taste like real Greek food. My son had three helpings last night. It is even better reheated in the oven the next day.
The perfect pasta salad with a Mediterranean twist. Orzo is tossed with minced lamb, spinach, tomatoes, spring onions and fresh herbs. Enjoy this salad all year long.
A delicious pasta bake with minced lamb and Italian sausage.
This is a very rich dish. Often, I find it's best served as a first course rather than a main because of the meat and cheese filling.
Traditionally, an Italian lamb ragu like this would be served as one of the pasta courses when celebrating Easter. It's perfect for thick pasta like tagliatelle and you can enjoy it anytime of the year!
In Italy, lamb braised in a tomato-based sauce is perfect for wide pasta, such as pappardelle or tagliatelle. Add some fresh artichokes and this dish reaches perfection! It's no surprise that it's a favourite for so many Italian families at Easter.