One-Dish Lamb Pasta

Simple to prepare, this tasty pasta dish gets cooked in one pan in just under 30 minutes. Lamb is cooked in a red wine, tomato and thyme sauce with farfalle (bow-tie pasta). Great served with a leafy salad, and crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

One-Dish Lamb Pasta

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 27 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 450 g (1 lb) lamb mince/ground lamb
  • 400 g can (½ x 28 fl oz can) chopped/diced tomatoes
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) red wine (⅔ cup)
  • 1 heaped tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée/paste
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 600 ml (20 fl oz) vegetable or chicken stock (2½ cups)
  • 170 g (6 oz) farfalle pasta(3 cups)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • fresh Parmesan to garnish

To serve

  • A leafy salad and crusty bread


  • You will also need a large sauté pan with lid and four pasta dishes.

  • Method
  • Heat the oil and add the onion and lamb to the pan. Brown the meat over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently and breaking up any clumps of lamb.

  • Now add the tomatoes, red wine, thyme, tomato purée/paste, seasoning, and stock. Stir everything together then bring the sauce to the boil. Cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Next stir in the pasta and continue to simmer, uncovered, for a further 12 minutes, or until the pasta is just tender. Stir occasionally.

  • Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

  • Spoon into the four dishes and top with a little grated Parmesan.

  • Serve with a leafy salad and crusty bread to soak up the tasty sauce.
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Updated: July 10, 2019

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