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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

634.7 calories; 27.4 g protein; 47.3 g carbohydrates; 127.7 mg cholesterol; 774 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2007
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. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
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! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
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! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2007
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2011
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
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:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2012
This was okay but I really felt that it needed some more spice - some more flavoring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2015
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
Love it Read More