12/14/2012 11:34 EST | Updated 02/13/2013 05:12 EST

Spaghetti with spicy lamb sauce easy when pressed for time during holidays

Here is a delicious and comforting pasta recipe that you can pull together easily when you've been busy shopping and wrapping gifts during the holiday period. It would also make a stress-free entree for a casual get-together.

Spaghetti With Spicy Lamb Sauce

1 box (375 g) spaghetti

50 ml (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped

1 ml (1/4 tsp) red pepper flakes (or to taste)

300 g (10 oz) ground lamb

125 ml (1/2 cup) white wine

1 can (540 ml/19 oz) diced tomatoes (undrained)

175 ml (3/4 cup) water

Salt, to taste

15 ml (1 tbsp) butter

175 ml (3/4 cup) grated Pecorino Romano cheese

In a large skillet over medium, heat olive oil. Add garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes, sauteing until garlic turns slightly yellow.

Add ground lamb; cook until well browned. Stir in wine and cook for about 1 minute.

Add tomatoes with juice and water; season with salt. Simmer until liquid has evaporated and sauce is thickened. Cover and keep hot.

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and toss with sauce.

Stir in butter and cheese before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Barilla.