Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach

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Substituting lamb for ground beef in this quick and easy pasta recipe… with the addition of mint and fresh spinach (big hit for dinner in my family): Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach


Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • One 6-ounce bag fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, for topping
  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the lamb and cook, stirring, until the meat is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Spoon out the fat and discard.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, wine and oregano; season with salt & pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Add spinach and mint; stir until wilted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Toss the pasta with the cooking liquid and the ground lamb sauce.
  5. Serve with grated cheese.
SOURCE: (Adapted from Food and Wine)
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