8 August 2019 Lorraine 0Comment
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This is another dish that my kids absolutely love. I have been cooking this Lamb Pasta Bake like forever. My kids don’t eat much red meat but they do love a good Lamb Curry or a Lamb Pasta. When I had all 3 boys at home I used to cook it more often but now that I just have the little one at home he only gets to enjoy these dishes when my 18 year old is home. It’s just not worth making a big dish for just one tiny person. Jump to Recipe

Yesterday we had a meeting at my son’s college so I wanted to cook him something to take with. He requested this Lamb Pasta Bake.¬† It’s made with just a few ingredients and I add a little bit of cheese, I say little because my kids really don’t enjoy cheese in their pasta. Who doesn’t love cheese…..crazy kids!

I think this dish will freeze well too, only I don’t freeze much. I grew up in a home where everything was freshly cooked. We never had frozen meals ever. Somedays I think I should actually try cooking huge batches of food and pop them in the freezer. Life would be so much easier but I just couldn’t.

Easy lamb sauce with creamy pasta

One of the ingredients I use is a can of tomatoes but I do find some canned tomatoes to be far too acidic. The only one I am enjoying for now is the Woolworths brand. It’s not overly sour and therefore I don’t need to add loads of sugar to my dishes. For this Lamb Pasta Bake I just added a little pinch of sugar. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my kids do.

Easy lamb sauce with creamy pasta

Lamb Pasta Bake

Delicious pasta sauce made with lamb mince and tomatoes, layered with pasta and baked for just a few minutes
Course MAIN COURSES
Cuisine General
Keyword easy pasta bake, lamb pasta, lamb pasta sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 500 gram lamb mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tspn minced garlic
  • 2 tspn Ina Paarman's garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 tspn oregano
  • 1 tspn chilli powder
  • 1x400 gram canned tomatoes
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 cups dried pasta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheese cheddar or mozzarella

White Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cake wheat flour
  • 1&1/2 cups warm milk
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan on high heat and brown the mince
  • Turn the temperature down to low to medium heat and add the onions bay leaf and thyme
  • Once the onion is translucent add the garlic and saut√© for a minute
  • Add the garlic and herb seasoning, chilli powder, oregano and cook for a few seconds
  • Add the tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. If the sauce is too thick you can add a little water during cooking time.
  • Boil the pasta as per package instructions

White Sauce

  • Melt the butter on a low heat. Add the flour and whisk until it's smooth
  • Gradually whisk in the milk
  • Allow it to simmer gently until the sauce starts to thicken, about 6-8 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper

Layering the Pasta

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Layer half the lamb sauce at the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Drizzle about 1/3 of the white sauce on top
  • Add half the pasta on top of the lamb sauce
  • Add another layer of mince sauce, pasta and the final layer should be the remaining white sauce. Sprinkle some cheese over and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or just until the cheese melts

 

 

 

 

 


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