Spiced Lamb and Pecorino Penne

Spiced Lamb and Pecorino Penne recipe

Cooking Time

10 mins




  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add a pinch of salt to season the water
  2. Into a saucepan on medium heat, add the oil, and then the onions and garlic. Sautee for a few minutes, until fragrant and soft.
  3. Add in the lamb mince, tomato paste, spices, sea salt flakes, and fresh herbs, mixing well. Add in tomatoes and sugar and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add the penne to the salted boiling water and boil on a high heat for 10 mins until al dente. Drain, reserving a small ladle of pasta water.
  5. Add pasta into the sauce, along with the pasta water and half of the pecorino. Mix well.  Finish with a sprinkling of the remaining pecorino, some freshly ground black pepper, and a scattering of oregano leaves.


160g Napolina penne

400g Napolina chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

Half an onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

300g lamb mince

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp chilli flakes

½ tsp cumin, 

1 tsp fresh oregano, plus more for serving

1 tsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp tomato puree

½ tsp white sugar

2 tsp sea salt flakes

50g grated pecorino, plus more for serving

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper for serving

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