Easily make this delicious Mediterranean Lamb & Mushroom Pasta recipe in one dish in under an hour!
About a month ago, I had the pleasure of joining my new friends at Superior Farms in Northern California to meet some of their ranchers, check out the farms where their lambs graze and learn more about their delicious lamb products.
In addition to meeting the flock, I was able to try a lot of their lamb products, and I fell in love!
Their American produced lamb has a milder taste than imported lamb, and with products sold in retailers throughout the country, it’s easy to find Superior Farms American lamb products at a store near you.
While lamb chops and rack of lamb are two of the most popular cuts of lamb, incorporating ground lamb into recipes is a simple and versatile way to add lamb to weeknight dinners.
I love using ground lamb for burgers and meatballs, I also love it in pastas and on pizzas.
For this recipe, I took a WhitneyBond.com recipe favorite originally made with ground beef and made a few changes that I felt would really compliment the flavor of the lamb, such as the addition of mushrooms.
The end result was a simple recipe filled with tons of flavor that will give you a great reason to incorporate lamb into your weeknight menu!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb Superior Farms Ground Lamb
- 1 cup baby bella mushrooms (diced)
- 1 cup onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp ground oregano
- ½ cup red wine
- 2 cups diced roma tomatoes
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 cups macaroni noodles
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
Add the olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.
Add the ground lamb, mushrooms and onion. Cook for 8-10 minutes, then add the garlic.
Cook for 1-2 minutes, then drain any grease from the pot.
Add the cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ground cloves and oregano. Pour the red wine, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce into the pot.
Stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the noodles and chicken broth.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the noodles are tender and the liquid has cooked down.
Top with the grated parmesan cheese and serve.
It’s amazing how such a simple recipe can provide such amazingly flavorful results!
Today’s post was sponsored by Superior Farms. Thanks for supporting all of the delicious WhitneyBond.com partners like Superior Farms!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free macaroni noodles to make this recipe gluten-free. Always make sure the chicken broth used is gluten-free.