Penne with lamb, olives and spinach
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Time to make:
25 mins, prep 5 mins, cook 20 mins
$2.70 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
- 400g wholemeal penne
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 400g lean lamb mince
- 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1/3 cup sliced, pitted olives
- 1 small bunch English spinach, trimmed, leaves shredded
- grated parmesan cheese
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Cook penne according to packet directions. Drain. Set aside.
Step 2 Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with oil. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion softened. Add mince. Cook for 5–6 minutes. Drain off any fat.
Step 3 Add wine, simmer until reduced by half. Add tomatoes and olives. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add spinach. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Step 4 Toss hot pasta with mince sauce. Divide pasta between serving bowls. Top with parmesan.
Replace the lamb with chicken mince, red wine with white, and the olives with diced bacon.
About this recipe
First published: August 2009