A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.
Our take on this classic Greek casserole uses a mixture of ricotta and feta cheeses instead of the conventional white sauce, which is made from butter, flour, and milk.
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Yogurt-Feta Sauce
Parsley can be so much more than a garnish! Here, it adds fresh flavor to each component of these Greek-inspired lamb burgers: the patties, the yogurt-feta sauce, and the chopped tomato salad.
Ground-Lamb and Potato "Chops" with Sambal Oelek
The recipe for these delectable potato patties filled with juicy lamb and coated in crisp breadcrumbs comes from Nik Sharma's "Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food." His take on the Goan specialty calls for flavoring the meat with sambal oelek and apple-cider vinegar instead of the traditional spices and coconut vinegar.
Lamb Meatballs with Cucumbers and Herbs
Flecked with coriander, cinnamon, and cumin, lamb meatballs rest on a bed of dill, parsley, and mint in this composed salad that takes cues from Middle Eastern cuisine. Serve them with a swipe of labneh and quick-pickled red onions and golden raisins—and enjoy the culinary journey. This recipe is featured in the cookbook Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession ($26.99, amazon.com).
Zucchini, Tomato, and Lamb Lasagna
Using zucchini instead of lasagna noodles helps lighten the dish -- and also makes it gluten-free.
Mini Greek Lamb Burgers
These lamb sliders are topped with cool and creamy tzatziki for a Greek twist on a classic.