A good sauce is a simple combination of ingredients like ground meat, aromatic vegetables, and a base tomato sauce. If you have made the tomato sauce recipe I provided you can use that, but if not a store bought one will be fine.

  • 6 servings
  • 10 mins
  • 40 mins
  • 50 mins


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3/4 pound lamb meat, ground
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, minced
  • pecorino romano


  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic and stir until coated in the oil. Let heat through until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the carrots and celery and oregano.
  • Add the ground meat and break up with the back of a wooden spoon. Stir until the meat is browned and mixed well with the other ingredients, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and stir to combine well. Turn the heat down to medium and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • In a separate pot of salted boiling water, prepare the pasta according to the directions.
  • Drain the pasta well and then combine with the sauce, and the ricotta cheese. Mix well to combine.