Macaroni-topped mince recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 55 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 519 kCal 26%
Fat 25g 36%
  -  Saturates 10.5g 53%
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  • A yummy dish using everyone’s favourite pasta, macaroni! The addition of minced lamb makes it a deliciously filling one-pot meal. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family


    • 2tsp olive oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 400g (14oz) minced lamb
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 1tsp dried oregano
    • 1tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
    • 200g (7oz) macaroni
    • 1 large egg
    • 150ml (¼ pint) Greek yogurt
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 60g (2oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 60g (2oz) feta cheese, crumbled
    • 2 ovenproof dishes


    • Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook for a few mins, to soften. Add the garlic and minced lamb, and fry for 10 mins, to brown it all over.

    • Stir in the tomatoes, oregano and sun-dried tomato paste, and cook for a further 10 mins, until the meat is tender.

    • Set the oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the macaroni and cook for about 10 mins until “al dente” — tender, yet still with a slight bite.

    • Beat the egg in a jug and mix with the yogurt. Season well.

    • Spoon the lamb into the ovenproof dishes. Drain the macaroni and spoon it on top of the meat. Pour the yogurt mixture over, sprinkle with the Cheddar and feta. Bake for 25 mins until golden.

    Top tip for making Macaroni-topped mince

    Make individual portions in freezer-proof containers. Cook from frozen at Gas Mark 4 or 180°C for 40 minutes.

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