Lamb Pasta Bake with Cheesy Crispy Breadcrumbs

Lamb Pasta Bake with Cheesy Crispy Breadcrumbs

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 5
This dish most recently appeared in My Family (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, August 25, 2019.



  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 1 pack lamb mince
  • 1 pack lamb spices
  • 1 jar tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 pack baby spinach


  • 2/3 pack pasta


  • 1 pack panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 block cheese, grated
  • 1 pack basil pesto cream


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil with a lid. Set aside a large oven-proof dish. Prep & cook lamb veggies. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, deep fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion and carrot for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta. Add pasta to pot of boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes, until just tender. Drain well and drizzle with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Cook lamb. Increase pan heat to high, add lamb and cook for 4-5 minutes, until browned. Add lamb spices and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds further, until fragrant. Add courgette, passata and hot water measure and simmer on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, until thickened. Stir through spinach, a pinch of salt and cooked pasta. Season to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, prep topping. In a bowl toss together breadcrumbs and grated cheese and season.
  5. Bake topping. Once lamb sauce has thickened, transfer to reserved dish and top with dollops of basil pesto cream, then sprinkle over cheesy crumb topping. Bake for about 5 minutes, until crumb is golden.
  6. Serve lamb pasta bake with freshly ground pepper.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2741 kj
655 kcal
Protein 42.6g
Carbohydrate 69.7g
Fat 28.1g