Lamb Recipes

Find delicious lamb roasts, stews, chops, dishes with rack and leg of lamb, and many more lamb ideas for a perfect meal!

Staff Picks

Lamb Pan Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 12
Let nothing go to waste: Use the juice from your roasted lamb leg, along with red wine and chicken stock, to make a delicious gravy to serve with the tender meat.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs

Rating: 3 stars 163
Make this Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs for a flavorful main no matter the time of year.

Colcannon Shepherd's Pie

There's a delicious twist on this take on shepherd's pie and it's guaranteed to delight. The usual flavorful ground lamb filling dotted with peas and speckled with parsley is topped with a mashed potato mixture spiked with thinly sliced Savoy cabbage. The mash is better known as Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish made of mashed potatoes and cabbage (sometimes kale is also used). The simple topping takes this comfort food favorite to new heights. 

Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary

Rating: 4 stars 73
The longer the lamb marinates in the seasoning paste, the better flavor you'll have. Anywhere from 1 to 24 hours will work, but overnight is best. Slice the leftovers for pita stuffed sandwiches topped with tabbouleh.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Rating: 3.5 stars 128
Roasting is a popular cooking method for a reason. See our step-by-step guides to Preparing a Leg of Lamb and Carving a Leg of Lamb at the Table.

Cottage Pie

Rating: 4 stars 101
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.

Seared Lamb Loin Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Our seared lamb loin chops are simply delicious. Enjoy them alongside fresh asparagus for a delectable springtime meal. 

Grilled Lamb Loins

A dry rub of coriander, cumin, cinnamon, thyme, and rosemary, followed by a quick turn on a hot grill, are the secrets to juicy, flavorful grilled lamb loin.

Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust

Rating: 4 stars 62
These restaurant-worthy chops are ready in just 20 minutes. If it's available, choose grass-fed lamb instead of grain-fed -- the flavor simply can't be beat. Adapted from chef Emeril Lagasse's book "Emeril 20-40-60" (HarperStudio, 2009).

Ham or Lamb Bean Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 30
Any white bean, such as great Northern or navy, can be used in this soup.

Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb

A butterflied leg of lamb, which cooks quickly and evenly on the grill, has been split down the center, then unfolded and spread open to resemble a butterfly.

Irish Lamb Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars 125
This satisfying Irish Lamb Stew, filled with tender meat and vegetables, is just the thing for a cold winter's night.

Inspiration and Ideas

Preparing a Leg of Lamb
Even though it is surprisingly easy to prepare, many home cooks find roasting a bone-in leg of lamb challenging. Relax, we're here to help. Follow these simple steps to trim and season a leg of lamb for roasting.
Slow-Cooker Persian Lamb Stew
Lamb shoulder is a very forgiving cut that's ideal for braising in a slow cooker. Here, it's amped up with Middle Eastern ingredients including dried lime and saffron. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).
Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Herb Aioli
Rating: 3.5 stars 108

A simple, chilled herb sauce cuts through the richness of grilled lamb chops for a summery, yet satisfying, entree. Shoulder chops, an inexpensive cut that's rich in flavor, are available at most major supermarkets.