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Minced Lamb Bake

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"This is a minced lamb and pasta shell dish tossed in marinara sauce, then covered in a white sauce and Cheddar cheese. I bake it in the oven until the cheese is brown and crispy, and then serve it with a salad!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium heat, add the onion and fry until soft and tender. Stir in the lamb and mushrooms; cook until the meat has browned, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Pour in the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked pasta, then pour into an ovenproof baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour in the flour and mix well. Pour in the milk, increase the heat to medium, and cook until thickened. Stir 1/4 cup of the thickened milk into the egg, about a tablespoon at a time to temper the egg, then pour the egg into the remaining sauce and whisk together. Spread this white sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2007

I've been making this dish for several months now and swear by it! It's better with lamb than beef and ranges from good to great. I substitute marinara with spaghetti sauce and the elaborate white sauce with cheese sauce. My friends and i love it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2007

This was ok, but I think it would work better with ground beef. I am not able to get hold of ground lamb very often, and thought this was a bit of a waste. Thanks anyway.


8 Ratings

Jul 05, 2007

I did not know what marinara sauce was, and could not find any, so i substituted with mushroom and Mascarpone cheese sauce and it tasted delicious my kids loved it even the little one(1year)highly recommended. ****

Feb 14, 2011

This was good, but a little bland. We added some shredded parmesan on top to give it an extra little something. My husband and daughter say they would eat it again.

Sep 07, 2010

This is a favorite recipe of our family! Even my children love it. I usually don't add mushrooms, because I rarely have them on hand and it still turns out perfect :)

Jan 26, 2012

This was okay, but I really felt that it needed some more spice - some more flavoring.

Feb 03, 2015

Love it

Jan 12, 2015

I got ground lamb at an amazing price and wanted something kid-friendly so I could introduce my children in a comfort-food kind of way. This recipe did a great job. My kids have asked me to make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 635 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 774 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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