A few stirs with a wooden spoon and only one pot--that's all you need for this quick weeknight pasta recipe. As the starch cooks off into the pasta water, it creates a creamy sauce to coat your vegetables and meat.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017


Recipe Summary

35 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pasta, lamb, spinach, tomatoes, onion, garlic, tahini, cumin, oregano and salt in a large pot. Stir in water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has almost evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with feta.



Tips: Tahini is a thick paste of ground sesame seeds. Look for it in large supermarkets in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters. Sadaf is one of our favorite brands--it's nutty, creamy and never bitter.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 42.2g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.1g 24% DV; sugars 3g; fat 16.2g 25% DV; saturated fat 5.6g 28% DV; cholesterol 59.8mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 3568.4IU 71% DV; niacin equivalents 13.5mg 104% DV; vitamin b6 0.4mg 23% DV; vitamin c 21.9mg 37% DV; folate 118mcg 30% DV; calcium 109.2mg 11% DV; iron 4.5mg 25% DV; magnesium 119.1mg 43% DV; potassium 685.1mg 19% DV; sodium 443.7mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 44% DV; calories from fat 145.7kcal; percent of calories from carbs 40; percent of calories from fat 35; percent of calories from protein 23; percent of calories from sat fat 12.

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Rating: 5 stars
Like a previous reviewer I also used much more spices including red pepper and reduced the water. I also subbed leftover chicken broth in place of the water and used about 3.25 cups which gave the pasta a soupy look. You could easily reduce water/broth to 3 cups probably less. It was a very tasty meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used twice the spices and a little less water more salt and some pepper. This was very good. Read More