Lamb Meatballs & Rigatoni Pasta – Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil

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Lamb Meatballs & Rigatoni Pasta

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It’s Love Lamb Week. Here’s a quick recipe using Farm Quality Assured lamb mince - lamb meatballs and rigatoni pasta. NI lamb is a delicious and natural meat - give it a go! Recipe by Paula McIntyre MBE


  • 400g lamb mince
  • 25g breadcrumbs (or gluten free breadcrumbs)
  • 1 small onion finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Broighter Gold oil ( basil works great here)
  • 400ml passata
  • 250g rigatoni pasta ( or any shape) (again could be Gluten Free Pasta)
  • Fresh basil
  • Grated Parmesan


  1. Mix the lamb, breadcrumbs, half the onion and egg yolk.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, and form into 12 balls.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan until hot and add the meatballs. Seal on all sides then add remaining onion and garlic.
  4. Cook until golden and add the passata.
  5. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for fifteen minutes.
  6. Cook the pasta, drain and add to the meatballs.
  7. Spoon into bowls and garnish with basil and Parmesan!

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