Lamb Recipes

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

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Lamb Pan Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 12
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 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.

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).

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,

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Roasted Marinated Lamb with Lemon and Rosemary Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 54
Celebrate Easter or springtime with this perfect lamb dish.

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. 

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.
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.