Lamb Pasta Bake

    1 hour

    I love this lamb dish. 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 ground lamb
    • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 cup dried small pasta shells, cooked
    • 2 cups tomato pasta sauce or passata
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 4 teaspoons plain flour
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    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 tomato pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked pasta, then pour into an ovenproof 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 1/4 cup of the thickened milk into the egg, about a tablespoon at a time, 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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    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 USA and Canada)


    This was ok, but I think it would work better with ground beef. I am not able to get hold of ground lamb very often, and thought this was a bit of a waste. Thanks anyway.  -  04 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I did not know what marinara sauce was, and could not find any, so i substituted with mushroom and Mascarpone cheese sauce and it tasted delicious my kids loved it even the little one(1year)highly recommended. ****  -  05 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)