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Turn your leftovers from last night’s roast into a hearty meal with this delicious and quick lamb ragu recipe.


  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Quick lamb ragu


  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed, or 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 600g shredded leftover roast lamb
  • 500g jar pasta sauce, passata or canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 1 cup (200g) leftover roast vegetables, cut into bite size pieces
  • Finely grated hard cheese such as parmesan, romano or pecorino, to serve
  • Fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley or oregano, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep, frying pan over high heat. Cook onion, stirring for about 3 mins or until onion is soft.

  3. Step 3

    Add garlic and lamb, cook stirring for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant

  4. Step 4

    Stir in pasta sauce, water and vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 mins or until heated through.

  5. Step 5

    Serve lamb mixture over pasta and sprinkle with cheese and herbs to serve.

Recipe tip

Ragu can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.