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Lamb Bolognese

Lamb Bolognese

with Spinach and Rigatoni

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This quick and comforting lamb and spinach pasta bolognese requires just 15 minutes of hands-on cooking time. A rich and creamy lamb sauce is gently combined with wheat rigatoni to create this great heart warming dish to enjoy mid week!

Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
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serving amount

2 unit(s)


200 grams

Lamb Mince

1 pack(s)

Finely Chopped Tomatoes 390g

100 grams

Crème Fraîche


1 sachet

Chicken Stock Powder

200 grams

Wheat Rigatoni Pasta


1 bag(s)

Baby Spinach

Not included in your delivery

50 milliliter(s)


Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
Energy (kJ)3318 kJ
Energy (kcal)793 kcal
Fat33.0 g
of which saturates13.0 g
Carbohydrate90 g
of which sugars13.0 g
Protein38 g
Salt2.0 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Frying Pan
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Brown the Mince
Brown the Mince

Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Heat a frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the lamb (no oil) and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, 4-5 mins. Put a large saucepan of water with a pinch of salt on to boil for the pasta.

Make the Sauce
Make the Sauce

Once nicely browned, drain off any fat, then stir in the garlic. Cook for one minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, water (see ingredients for amount), crème fraîche and stock powder. Stir to dissolve the stock powder. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then simmer until thickened and reduced by half, 12-15 mins. Stir occasionally.

Cook the Pasta
Cook the Pasta

Meanwhile, pop the rigatoni in the pan of boiling water. Cook for 12 mins then drain in a colander and return to the pan off the heat. Drizzle with some oil to stop it sticking together. TIP: When draining the pasta, save some of the pasta water in case you want to thin the sauce later on.

Add the Spinach
Add the Spinach

When the lamb bolognese has thickened, add the spinach and stir through until wilted, about 2 mins. Season to taste with salt and a good grind of pepper. IMPORTANT: The lamb mince is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle.

Add the Pasta
Add the Pasta

Once the sauce has reduced and the pasta is cooked, toss it through the sauce until piping hot (if it's easier, transfer everything to the pasta saucepan to combine).


Divide the lamb bolognese and pasta between your bowls and dig in! Enjoy!