We all love spaghetti and meatballs, but spaghetti and lamb? Who knew it could be such a perfect match? The spices give this baked spaghetti with lamb great flavor, and the homemade tomato sauce will have you feeling ready to get in line to get a chef's knife tattoo on your forearm.

It's so simple to make, and since it serves six, it's great for hosting a small dinner party, meal prepping, or just having some great leftovers.

Baked Spaghetti with Lamb

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 2 tablespoons Sultan brand olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon Ziyad brand cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Ziyad brand oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Ziyad brand tomato paste
  • 1 jar pimientos
  • 1 1/2 lbs spaghetti
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sumac to garnish
Jennifer Nigro
  • Step 1

    Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet with raised sides. When it's hot, add 2 lbs of ground lamb and break it up into smaller pieces. Season with 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 tablespoon basil, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Mix it to ensure everything is combined.

  • Step 2

    Add 1 diced onion and 3 cloves minced garlic and stir, cooking until the onions have softened.

  • Step 3

    Add a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes and 2 tablespoons tomato paste and mix everything together. Add a small jar of pimientos and stir. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cook 1 1/2 lbs of spaghetti according to the instructions on the box, cooking until the pasta is al dente. Strain.

  • Step 5

    Add the spaghetti to a large baking dish. Add the sauce and spread it out to cover the spaghetti. Top with 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup (or more) of Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Plate a portion of the spaghetti and sprinkle with sumac. Enjoy!