Leftover Roast Lamb Pasta

Leftover Roast Lamb Pasta

One of my most favourite things to do is get creative with leftovers.  It makes me feel good because I created a whole new meal from a previous nights dinner which means we save money and cut down on our food wastage.

This dish uses leftover butterfly leg roast which was marinated in rosemary and garlic.  I have been tending to buy the butterfly lamb from Aldi (about $20 and we get two meals from it) as I’m not paying for the bone in the normal leg roasts which seems to make up about 400gm or so of what I am actually paying for.  Sure the price is cheaper per kilo because of the bone, but I find that the boneless lamb gives me more usable meat.

The pasta and eggplant bulk up this dish to provide a tasty, filling and nutritious meal that was devoured by everyone in my family.  So next time you have leftover roast lamb, remember this little beauty of a recipe.  It’s ready in under 30 minutes and 20 minutes of that is hands free cooking so you can do other things like supervise homework or tackle bath time.

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2 Cups Leftover Roast Lamb, Diced
1 Onion, Diced
2 Garlic Cloves, diced
1 Small Eggplant, diced
1 Can Tomato Soup
4 Cups Tortiglioni Pasta, dry (or penne)
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive Oil


1. My pressure cooker has a saute function, if yours doesn’t you can saute on the stove first.  Alternatively, this dish can be cooked a heavy based dish with a lid on the stove.

Add the onion and garlic and a dash of olive oil and saute until they soften and release their aroma.  Add the eggplant and cook for a further 3 minutes.

2. Add the diced lamb and tomato soup and salt and pepper to taste.  Set the pressure cooker to cook for 20 minutes.  While it is cooking, cook your pasta on the stove according to the packet instructions.

When cooked, release the pressure and then remove the lid.  Add the cooked pasta and stir through.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6

Leftover Roast Lamb Pasta


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4 Responses to Leftover Roast Lamb Pasta

  1. Jenny February 3, 2016 at 5:06 am #

    Looks yummy. I like to fry some sliced onions and make strips of the lamb. Add it to the onions with some pepper sauce (I use the Nando’s brand in South Africa) and a cgood dollop of cream cheese and cream. Serve on gnocchi with grated Parmesan- or any pasta, in a toasted sandwich, on a pizza … Really yummy

    • Amanda February 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

      Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.

  2. Sue June 6, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    Hi, could you do this without pressure cooker?

    • Amanda June 6, 2016 at 10:59 am #

      Yes you could. I would say 20 minutes with everything thrown in, including raw pasta.

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