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Lamburger Gouda Mac

Occasionally,  dinner time around here resembles an episode of “Chopped”. We had one of those nights this week. Halleluiah and DANG! Sometimes those mystery ingredients can turn out a pretty darn good dish! Let me introduce you to Lamburger Gouda Mac.

Lamburger Gouda Mac

Lamburger Gouda Mac

I know, I know. You might be under the impression that we eat like royalty for every meal. (Laughing). I guess that is true, if royalty eats hot dogs and pizza about once per week.

This week, the fridge is nearly empty and no one has been to the grocery. Someone didn’t even do the dishes last night. I’m not pointing any fingers or anything. The kids are complaining, “There isn’t anything to eat around here”, but somehow the sink fills up with dishes every day. How can that be?

I don’t know – you probably don’t have those problems like I do.


So, anyway, it is time for dinner and I have NO idea what we are going to have. The contents of the fridge look like that game show I mentioned before. Let’s see, what can we make out of a pound of ground lamb, a half a block of cream cheese, the remainder of the parmesan cheese container, a stick of butter, some half and half creamer, a piece of smoked Gouda cheese and a 1 lb box of noodles?


This dish came together in about 20 minutes and it fed FIVE HUNGRY TEENAGERS and TWO HUNGRY ADULTS with a little left over. I managed to scrounge enough green stuff together to make a salad and BOOM! Like Magic – we have dinner!

Besides that, it was GOOD! So good, in fact, that I am going to share it with you as if it were a dish I slaved over creating for weeks and weeks and weeks. You would believe that, right?

Lamburger Gouda Mac

Lamburger Gouda Mac

With that, I’ll leave you with some Lamburger Gouda Mac. And YES! You can use Hamburger instead of Lamburger and it will be delicious!

Lamburger Gouda Mac

Lamburger Gouda Mac

As always, shop locally. This Ground lamb came from our local farmers and you can check out your local lamb producers at American Lamb. My local producer is Buffalo Creek Farm in Germanton, NC  You can find them HERE

Buffalo Creek Farm

Buffalo Creek Farm where I bought some terrific lamb!

Our Redeemer–the LORD Almighty is his name– is the Holy One of Israel. ~ Isaiah 47:4

Lamburger Gouda Mac

Lamburger Gouda Mac

This recipe is nothing short of a dream!  Easy and delicious!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gouda Mac, Lamburger
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 330kcal


  • 1 lb of macaroni type noodles rotini, penne, whatever you like
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 lb of Ground Lamb or Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ stick 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup half and half you can use milk or cream if that is what you have
  • 4 oz smoked gouda you could use regular gouda too
  • 1 tbs bread crumbs optional


  • Put on a large pot of water and cook the noodles per package instructions to al dente. Make sure to salt the water
  • In a frying pan heat the vegetable oil and then brown the ground lamb (or hamburger) over medium heat until cooked through. Add the onion and garlic powder and the salt and pepper while browning and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside until the noodles and the sauce are finished.
  • In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat combine the butter, cream cheese, parmesan, half and half and smoked gouda. Stir frequently until all is melted and heated through.
  • When noodles are cooked, drain well. Add the lamb (or hamburger) and the sauce to the noodles and stir well. You can spread this into a 9x13 casserole dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and heat under broil until the top is crusty – or simply serve as is.


If you don't have lamburger, you can just use ground beef or even sausage and this dish will still be perfect!


Nutrition Facts
Lamburger Gouda Mac
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Lamb is so delicious!

Jules B

Sunday 28th of May 2017

So... My friend in Australia, has been trying to get me to try Lamb for ages, but I haven't yet. Admittedly, I'm a little sad at the idea of eating an adorable Lamb, but mostly I'm just scared to cook Lamb. This is a recipe I'm not scared to try to make!!! So, I'll have to let my friend know I'll be trying Lamb!!!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 29th of May 2017

I agree- difficult to eat little lambs if you are thinking about it - that is why I was a vegetarian for 7 years. I would recommend starting with lamburger to first start using lamb. It cooks up a lot like hamburger and doesn't taste SO MUCH different than hamburger. Besides - Gouda makes everything GOUDA! :)


Monday 12th of October 2015

This looks really good! I'm no where as creative as you when it comes to cooking up a delicious meal after surveying the near empty kitchen shelves, but luckily I can find recipes like yours online!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 12th of October 2015

Awwwww. Erin- that is just the nicest thing ever! Blessings.

Robin Blakley

Monday 12th of October 2015

I could almost taste it! Great seeing recipes using our lamb.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 12th of October 2015

It is GREAT creating recipes that use your lamb - even if it WAS spur of the moment! I'll be back for more soon!

The Surprised Gourmet

Monday 12th of October 2015

I love it when meals come together like this. For us, that's some of the best dishes we enjoy. This looks delicious.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 12th of October 2015

Hi! Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Sometimes things DO just work out. Thanks for stopping by!


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