Lamb Ragu Pappardelle Recipe

Best pappardelle recipes

Enjoy pappardelle in a range of delicious pasta recipes. These thick, wide pasta ribbons work well in rich meat ragus as well as veggie sauces and pestos

Looking for pappardelle recipes? This classic Tuscan pasta has wide long ribbons which are perfect for holding onto thick sauces and meat ragus. Try making your own homemade pappardelle from scratch or use shop bought if you are short on time – both work well in these recipes, the key is not to overcook the pasta.


Check out our ideas below for speedy suppers and entertaining dishes, then also take a look at our homemade pasta recipes and best ever ragu recipes.

Pappardelle pasta recipes

Mushroom pappardelle

This light veggie dish combines silky pappardelle with chestnut mushrooms and zingy garlic, lemon and sage seasoning. Try topping with parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) for an easy midweek meal that’s low GI.

Pappardelle bolognese

Try this extremely rich, special version of bolognese from Salt & Honey with Wagyu beef, cherry tomatoes and homemade rocket pesto. We think this impressive dish is well worth the effort and expense for entertaining.

Homemade pappardelle

If you want to take your love for pappardelle further, follow this simple recipe for homemade pasta and serve in a satisfyingly rich beef shin ragu sauce.  

A serving plate of beef pappardelle

Spicy sausage pappardelle

Check out this super quick and easy pappardelle with spicy pork sausages and curly kale. The ribbons of pappardelle and hint of chilli make this dish a wonderful warming midweek meal for two.

Sausage Pappardelle Recipe with Kale

Lamb ragu pappardelle

The wide, flat shape of pappardelle pasta makes it perfect for coating in meaty sauces like this indulgent slow-cooked lamb ragu in a zingy green sauce. It’s worth making your own homemade fresh pasta for this recipe and serving al dente so it maintains it’s texture.

Pesto pappardelle

Liven up your mealtimes with this vibrant pesto pasta dish. We’ve given classic pine nut pesto a twist with toasted macadamia nuts. Toss this herby sauce through long ribbons of pappardelle for a satisfying vegetarian supper.

Crab pappardelle arrabbiata

Pappardelle also works well in seafood dishes like this spicy arrabbiata with fresh crabmeat, samphire and homemade confit chilli oil. A wonderful blend of punchy flavours, this recipe from 26 Grains in Covent Garden is sure to transport you to the seaside.

Duck pappardelle

This super easy pappardelle recipe is served in a delicious rustic sauce made from duck livers and sweet caramelised onions. It makes a hearty, comforting meal for three, which is perfect for chilly winter evenings.

Caramelised onion pappardelle

Want an easy yet impressive midweek dinner? Try our veggie pappardelle with sweet caramelised onions, creamy blue cheese and crunchy walnuts – ready in 45 minutes.

Veal pappardelle

Slow-cooked veal shin in a rich red wine sauce goes perfectly with thick ribbons of pappardelle in this Italian-style dish. Combined with flavoursome porcini mushrooms, pancetta and herbs, it makes and impressive dinner party main.

Pappardelle with tomato sauce

Sometimes the simplest of pasta sauces can be the most flavoursome. Make this papperdelle dish using just 5 ingredients for a quick and easy vegetarian meal. Thick pasta noodles are generously coated in a buttery tomato and shallot sauce with bursts of fresh basil.

Beef stroganoff with pappardelle

Stroganoff is often served with rice, but we think pappardelle works equally well with this thick creamy sauce . Try our speedy version using fried sirloin steak and chestnut mushrooms plus the classic flavourings from smoky paprika and garlic. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s a midweek marvel for two.