17 Delicious Lamb Recipes That Belong on Your Dinner Table
Without a doubt, lamb always feels fit for a holiday feast, whether it be Easter, Passover, or Christmas. That’s when we break out our Lemon-Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb or Pecan-Crusted Rack of Lamb. But, in our opinion, lamb doesn’t necessarily need to be limited to being a holiday centerpiece. It’ll work just as easily into your weeknight routine. Think everyday lamb dishes like juicy burgers, grilled kebabs, kid-friendly pita pockets, and roasted chops. Or you can go a tad fancier with our Shepherd’s Pie and slow-cooked shanks over Parmesan grits. There’s nothing to lose—and so much to gain—when cooking lamb. (And it’s so much easier than you think!) Whether you're in the mood for quick lamb chop recipes or elegant leg of lamb recipes, these 17 delicious lamb recipes are sure to make every dinner feel special, no matter the occasion.
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Lemon-Herb Salt
Get ready to swoon over this lemon-herb roasted lamb—and everyone else will, too.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Parmesan-Chive Grits
Let your slow cooker do the work—and no one will guess these sophisticated braised shanks are slow-cooked and fuss-free. The grits put the dish over the top.
Rack of Lamb with Carrot Salad
Recipe: Rack of Lamb with Carrot Salad
This lamb recipe keeps seasoning simple, letting the zingy orange-pecan vinaigrette really shine.
Carbonara with Braised Lamb
Recipe: Carbonara with Braised Lamb
We gave a classic Italian dish a genius twist: slow-cooked braised lamb. Don't worry—plenty of cheese and pancetta round out the pasta dinner.
Braised Lamb Shanks and Potato Hash
Recipe: Braised Lamb Shanks
Say hello to the ultimate holiday main. This recipe is easy and convenient, and a rich braise of crushed tomatoes, red wine, and garlic lends so much deliciousness.
Herb-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb
A heavy-handed rub with a mixture of rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, and lemon juice gives this leg of lamb everything it needs.
Shepherd's Pie with Braised Lamb
Recipe: Shepherd's Pie
This comfort food classic gets major flavor from slow-cooked braised lamb shanks. (As if the heavenly veggie-packed casserole topped with mashed potatoes needed any help in the flavor department.)
Parmesan-Crusted Lamb Shanks
Recipe: Parmesan-Crusted Lamb Shanks
A crunchy, cheesy crust? Say no more. This lamb shank recipe is a crowd-pleaser.
Turmeric Lamb Chops with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli
A cumin-turmeric rub makes this one of the tastiest lamb chop recipes ever. Crispy potatoes and fresh broccoli finish the meal.
Pecan-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Dipping Sauce
The only thing better than the crispy, crunchy pecan crust? The cool, creamy mint dipping sauce.
Honey-Curry Glazed Lamb with Roasted Grapes and Cranberries
A honey-curry glaze takes this lamb to tasty new heights, and roasted grapes and cranberries add a festive touch.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon-Tarragon Aïoli and Orange Gremolata
These lamb chops are kept simple, but you still get over-the-top flavor from the lemon-taragon-Dijon mayonnaise and bright Orange Gremolata.
Lamb Burgers with Feta-Mint Spread
This juicy, lean burger will satisfy your cravings. But, really, the showstopper here is the cool feta-mint spread.
Classic Roasted Lamb
Recipe: Roasted Lamb
You can't go wrong with this roasted lamb recipe. It makes for a beautiful centerpiece for any Easter feast.
Lamb Pita Pockets
Recipe: Lamb Pita Pockets
Make this Greek-inspired lamb lunch, and you'll forget all about that boring salad.
Dijon Rack of Lamb
Recipe: Dijon Rack of Lamb
This tangy lamb only takes six ingredients—and you'll already have at least three of them on hand. (If you're a real Southern cook, you'll certainly have Dijon mustard on deck, too.)
Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki
Recipe: Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki
We can't get enough of these tender skewers lined with leg of lamb and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with or dip into a creamy tzatziki sauce.