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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.

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

about 1 1/2 cups each
400 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 42.2g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 3g; fat 16.2g; saturated fat 5.6g; cholesterol 59.8mg; vitamin a iu 3568.4IU; niacin equivalents 13.5mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; vitamin c 21.9mg; folate 118mcg; calcium 109.2mg; iron 4.5mg; magnesium 119.1mg; potassium 685.1mg; sodium 443.7mg; thiamin 0.4mg; calories from fat 145.7kcal.

2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat