Spicy Lamb Bake With Cheesy Topping and Roasted Veggies

Spicy Lamb Bake With Cheesy Topping and Roasted Veggies

Ready in 45 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in Fresh Start (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

To save time, you can make the spicy lamb bake the night before. Reheat for 20-25 minutes, at 220ºC. Keep an eye on the bake when it is under the grill because time might vary, depending on how hot your grill is.



  • 200g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • ½-1 tsp spicy lamb mix
  • ½ tsp oil or spray oil
  • ¹⁄³ bag baby spinach *
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar


  • 400g kumara, sliced into 0.5cm rounds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oil or spray oil


  • 250g lite cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 1 tsp oil or spray oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 500g lean ground lamb
  • 1½ Tbsp spicy lamb mix
  • Pinch of chilli flakes or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp honey


  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 220ºC. Set aside a baking dish (about 20 x 20cm).
  2. Begin veggies. Toss Brussels sprouts, first measure of spicy lamb mix and oil on a lined oven tray and season. Roast (on lower oven rack) for 22-25 minutes, until tender
  3. Prep & cook kumara. Toss kumara, garlic and oil on a second lined oven tray and season. Bake (on higher oven rack) for 15-18 minutes, until just cooked but still firm. Set aside.
  4. Make topping. Whisk together cottage cheese, egg and salt in a small bowl.
  5. Prep & cook lamb. Heat oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion with a pinch of salt for 2-3 minutes, until softening. Increase heat to high, then add lamb and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking lamb up as it cooks
  6. Add second measure of spicy lamb mix, chilli flakes and garlic to pan. Cook for 1 minute. Add carrot, canned tomatoes, soy sauce and salt. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 2-4 minutes. Stir through honey and cook for 1-2 minutes. Season.
  7. Assemble bake. Switch oven to high grill. Place lamb mix in baking dish and top with kumara rounds. Spoon over topping. Grill (on middleupper oven rack) for 5-7 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Prep garnish.
  9. Finish veggies. Toss spinach and vinegar through veggies. Season.
  10. To serve, spoon lamb bake onto plates. Serve veggies on the side and sprinkle over parsley.

Nutritional Information

Energy 1754 kj
419 kcal
Protein 39.3g
Carbohydrate 35.9g
Fat 11.7g