Pici Pasta with Lamb Sauce Recipe

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June Published: July 9, 2021
Pici Pasta with Lamb Sauce Recipe

How To Make Pici Pasta with Lamb Sauce

Pici pasta is hand-rolled Italian pasta, just like how the nonnas do it. In this recipe, it’s served with a hearty and meaty lamb sauce.

Preparation: 11 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 14 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 1onion
  • 1carrot
  • 4ozpancetta,thinly sliced
  • 1bunchbasil
  • 1lblamb shoulder,boneless
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1cupdry white wine
  • cupsbasic tomato sauce
  • lbsegg less pasta dough
  • semolina,or cornmeal, for dusting
  • 2tbspsalt


  1. In a 10- to 12-inch deep sauté pan, heat the olive oil over high heat until almost smoking. Add the onion, carrot, pancetta, and basil, reduce the heat to medium-high, and cook until the pancetta has rendered its fat.

  2. Season the lamb with salt and pepper; add to the pan; and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides. Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer and season with the salt and pepper. Cover and simmer gently for about 1 hour, until the meat is tender.

  4. Meanwhile, shape the pasta into golf-ball-sized balls. One at a time, on a surface very lightly dusted with flour, roll each one into a rope ¼-inch thick and 16 to 18 inches long.

  5. Cut the ropes into 5- to 6-inch-long pieces and set aside on a baking sheet dusted with semolina. Bring 6 quarts of water to boil in a large pot, and add 2 tablespoons of salt.

  6. Drop the pasta into boiling water and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until tender. Drain the pasta, toss into the pan with the sauce, and stir gently over medium-high heat for 1 minute.

  7. Divide evenly among four warmed pasta bowls, and serve.


  • Calories: 1016.84kcal
  • Fat: 54.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.34g
  • Fiber: 6.75g
  • Sugar: 7.39g
  • Protein: 37.04g
  • Cholesterol: 100.36mg
  • Sodium: 1577.04mg
  • Calcium: 189.61mg
  • Potassium: 939.48mg
  • Iron: 7.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 184.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.89mg
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