Easy Lamb Bolognese


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time45 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Easy Lamb Bolognese

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

There's no need to spend hours simmering your meat sauce with this quick and easy weeknight pasta recipe.


  • 225 g linguine

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 450 g ground lamb

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes, (optional)

  • tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 1 796-mL can plum tomatoes

  • grated parmesan, (optional)


  • COOK pasta following package directions, about 12 min. Reserve cup pasta water, then drain pasta.

  • HEAT a pot over medium- high. Add oil, then onion and garlic. Cook until softened, 2 to 3 min. Crumble in lamb. Cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 min.

  • STIR in tomato paste, salt, pepper flakes and rosemary and cook 1 min. Add tomatoes and their juice, breaking tomatoes into bite-sized chunks. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is slightly thickened, 10 to 12 min.

  • ADD pasta and reserved pasta water, if mixture looks dry. Stir to combine. Divide among bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 556, Protein 31g, Carbohydrates 60g, Fat 21g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 922mg.

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