Farfalle with Lamb Ragu, Ricotta, and Mint

  • dory92064 Posted: 03/30/10
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    So easy to prepare and great flavor. I doubled the recipe since I had a pound of lamb. Only change I made to the recipe was to add some fresh thyme and oregano along with the fresh rosemary. The mint and the ricotta was a nice change and greatly complimented the overall flavor. This is definitely a keeper.

  • mangiapeach Posted: 03/13/10
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    Whole family loved it. Followed recipe exactly except used crushed (in my hand) dried rosemary.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 03/28/10
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    If you love lamb then you will love this recipe. My husband and I found it a little gamey so I think I am going to use ground chicken and basil in place of the lamb and mint. Other than that it was delicious.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 12/27/10
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    Had no fresh mint, so I used dried "Greek Seasoning" which contains mint, fennel, and garlic. Substituted chopped basil for the topping. This was wonderful! I agree that portion sizes are off unless you're very small or have a small appetite, as I doubled the recipe and it just fed me, husband, and two grown sons (all big athletic guys). Served along with a green salad and sourdough bread.

  • Giulietti Posted: 03/24/10
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    Very Tasty! Very easy and quick to make which is essential with a 4month old in the background! Definitely will make again.

  • Lilieblue Posted: 11/08/10
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    I made this in the time allotted (40 mins) and it was really something special even though it was just a weeknight meal with my boyfriend. The mint and ricotta against the rich sauce made for a very satisfying meal.

  • MereGall Posted: 03/24/10
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    This was a nice twist to a more traditional sauce. I used Trader Joe's carrot slivers and a little extra ricotta than asked for and it was devine.

  • Saecca Posted: 03/07/10
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    Both my hubs and I loved this dish. It is a departure from regular spaghetti sauces with the addition of the white wine. I used lean ground chicken in place of the lamb. I loved the ricotta on top that you could mix in. I would absolutely make this again!!

  • kvluv2cook Posted: 03/29/10
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    Worthy of a special occasion, but makes a fabulous weeknight meal! Wonderful combination of flavors from the lamb, fresh mint and ricotta. I used double the carrots, added some chopped eggplant I had in the fridge, and used a whole 15.5 oz can of crushed tomato! Also used 'no yolks' dumpling style noodles instead of farfalle. Delish!

  • Arilya Posted: 05/06/10
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    This dish was very pleasant - my guests went back for seconds. The recommended salad complemented it nicely, too. I liked it a lot, but I've liked other recipes even better, so I give it four stars.

  • Cuisinia Posted: 04/18/10
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    This was really nice. I loved the lamb & the mint was perfect with it - very fresh tasting. A great standard recipe that we'll make regularly. I'll make it for company, but I wouldn't say for a "special occasion."

  • JerseyDevil Posted: 02/26/10
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    Got four out of four thumbs up. (12 year old approved!) Easy to prepare, if you prep everything before you start. [Don't try to chop carrots & onion while lamb browns like the recipe states, unless your really good! I mean really good! You're not that good.]

  • culinaryclique Posted: 02/26/10
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    Ok, so I subbed the ground lamb for ground turkey, otherwise this was really good! I made it a day in advance and heated for dinner the next night. Really good! Served with olive oil and dipping spice for bread and salad. A keeper!

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 05/14/10
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    Loved it! So, so good. The only changes I made were substituting zinfandel for the white wine, as that's what I had open, and simmering sauce for longer. The portions are a little small - if I were making for 4 adults, I would use 10 oz. pasta instead of 8 as there was plenty of sauce. I will definitely be making this one again.

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 06/07/10
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    This was an absolutely delicious recipe. Next time I will double the recipe, because there wasn't enough leftovers. I served with a salad, but some rolls or breadsticks would be good, too.

  • Meremaid Posted: 08/15/10
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    A very tasty and unusually flavored dish! It's not your average tomato sauce! Taste it and you'll definitely be like "hmmm...this isn't like anything I've had before....and I like it!" I thought the mint would be weird, but actually it really worked. The ricotta at the end is great - it makes the dish so creamy. Definitely a keeper!

  • JCharlotte80 Posted: 07/26/10
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    Very good and flavorful.

  • Beckydoll Posted: 05/15/11
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    Doubling the recipe next time so that i will have leftovers (hopefully!) to take for lunch. While I'm not the biggest fan of lamb, I really really loved this, the ricotta and mint made this dish!

  • ms3342 Posted: 04/15/11
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    I made this for two and I agree it is not enough for 4 people, we had some leftover but not a ton. I would double for 4. It also came out slightly watery so I would not cover the sauce at all (recipe states to cover partially) while it simmers the next time I make this. I also used ricotta salata crumbled on top instead of the part-skim ricotta for a firmer texture (albeit not lowfat!) It was easy, took 45 minutes start to finish and was delicious!! I will definitely be making this again.

  • seaside725 Posted: 02/12/12
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    Great weeknight dish. It was easy to prepare and very tasty. I love anything that ends with ricotta. I also would double it, as it just feed four of us. My sons and husband would have ate more if there were more to eat.

  • thays315 Posted: 02/20/13
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    I was so looking forward to loving this dish but it was bland and boring. I made it exactly as called for in the recipe. We couldn't even tell it was lamb in the dish.

  • bellymama Posted: 07/01/13
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    My husband and I love this recipe, although the kids aren't thrilled with it. Just add a green veggie and you have a special weeknight dinner.

  • JeanV4 Posted: 04/14/14
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    Very tasty dish. Love the ricotta and mint. I added a little more garlic and rosemary to add flavor. Worth the time it takes to make.

  • portland Posted: 03/06/14
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    this was an easy recipe, but the flavor was disappointing. i think this was due to only ten minutes of cooking. flavors were bright, but no depth. i did like the ricotta, nice touch, along with the mint.

  • claret Posted: 02/28/14
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    Liked this a lot, though I agree that some advance prepping of carrots is needed. One question: HOW COME RECIPES IN FEBRUARY CALL FOR FRESH MINT? I live in Baltimore. In my front and back yards I have incredible amounts of fresh mint during warm months--it's actually a delicious but invasive weed --but in February? Do people north of the Carolinas buy it in a supermarket? To me that would be like buying dandelions.

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