Lamb and penne gratin with courgettes and two cheeses

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Lamb and penne gratin with courgettes and two cheeses
A tasty way to use some leftover lamb.

350g leftover cooked leg of lamb

350g penne

100ml milk

300ml béchamel sauce

2 courgettes

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 level tbsp chopped dried oregano

150g grated mozzarella

50g freshly grated mature hard cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.

Cook the penne in salted boiling water, making sure to keep it al dente. Drain and return it to the saucepan, off the hob. Add the milk and ⅓ of the béchamel sauce and mix. 

Meanwhile, chop the courgettes into small pieces. Cook on a high heat for 5 minutes in a large frying pan with 2 tbsp. oil, stirring regularly. Season and put in a colander then leave to drain. Chop the meat into small cubes then brown in the frying pan with 1 tbsp. oil. Sprinkle with the oregano and take off the heat when it is thoroughly browned. Add the courgettes and season to taste.

Spread half the penne in an oven dish. Cover with the courgette and meat mixture, then the mozzarella. Spread out the rest of the penne on top, cover with the rest of the béchamel sauce and sprinkle the hard cheese over the top.

Cook in the oven for 10 minutes until golden. Serve hot accompanied by a salad. 

Serves
4

Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables, Lamb

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles

Cuisine
Irish

Level of Difficulty
Easy

You can also use minced lamb for this recipe. Brown it in the frying pan in the same way as the leftover lamb. 
 
 

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