American Lamburger Helper


June 17, 2022

Recipe provided by Clean Eats & Treats (, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamburger Helper | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


12 ounces Cavatappi pasta

1 tbsp Olive oil

1/2 Yellow onion diced

1 lb Ground American lamb

1 tsp Kosher salt

2 tbsp Tomato paste

15 ounces Tomato sauce (can)

1 tsp Dried oregano

1 tsp Dried basil

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Smoked paprika

1/2 tsp Black pepper

1-2 cups Beef broth

1 cup Sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup Asiago

3/4 cup Heavy cream

1/4 cup Parsley (optional)


1Bring a stock pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

2Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and sauté until translucent.

3Add ground lamb, sprinkle with salt. Sauté, breaking up the lamb with a spatula, until the lamb is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.

4Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth (starting with one cup) and remaining spices. Add cooked pasta. Adjust broth as needed to reach desired consistency.

5Remove from heat and add heavy cream, asiago and cheddar cheeses and stir to combine.

6Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!

7Recipe notes: To reheat- warm in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add beef broth 1/4 cup at a time to rehydrate noodles. Serve when noodles are soft and dish is warmed through.