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

Colcannon Shepherd's Pie

Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish of mashed potatoes mixed with chopped cabbage, adds intrigue to this otherwise traditional shepherd's pie.

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).

Cottage Pie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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.

Lamb Pan Sauce

Rating: 3.58 stars
Let nothing go to waste. Use the juice from your roasted lamb, along with a few key ingredients, to make a delicious gravy.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary

Rating: 3.86 stars
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).

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.

Seared Lamb Loin Chops

Rating: 4.33 stars
Our seared lamb loin chops are simply delicious. Enjoy them alongside fresh asparagus for a delectable springtime meal. 

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Rating: 3.48 stars
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.

Quick Moussaka

Rating: 3.16 stars
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.

Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust

Rating: 3.95 stars
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).

Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Herb Aioli

Rating: 3.3 stars
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.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs

Rating: 2.97 stars
Make this Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs for a flavorful main no matter the time of year.

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.