Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach

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


Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Lamb Spaghetti with Spinach


  • 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)