32 Delicious Ways to Enjoy a Lamb Feast for Easter

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How to Cook Lamb Any Night of the WeekWill Dickey

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A big lamb roast is a traditional choice for your Easter dinner menu. But why stop there?! With this list of lamb recipes, you can get as creative as you want when serving lamb for dinner. Switch up your typical weeknight chicken dinners for a quick and casual ground lamb recipe, or opt for grilled lamb chops when serving a crowd. You can still make the holidays feel special our leg of lamb that’s covered in a garlicky, herbaceous rub. Or, keep things easy with lamb meatballs served with pita and tzatziki. No matter which lamb recipe you choose, the lean and flavorful meat is sure to become a family favorite!

If you've never cooked lamb before, don't worry! Whether it's lamb chops, lamb stew, or stuffed peppers filled with ground lamb, these lamb recipes deserve a spot at your dinner table. Here are some reasons why we love it: lamb can be grilled, roasted, simmered, or turned into burger patties. It can be prepared with a variety of flavors including rich curries, Mediterranean spices, or spicy Mexican tacos known as Birria. And on top of all that, lamb is sure to make any meal feel like a special event. Pair it up your favorite vegetable side dishes or simply use whichever sides for steak you like best, and dinner is served!

Roast Leg of Lamb

Place this gorgeous leg of lamb at the center of your holiday table and you'll be hearing "ooh's" and "ahh's" from all your guests. The garlicky, herbaceous rub creates a flavorful crust that will make the meal even more memorable.

Get the Roast Leg of Lamb recipe.


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Lamb Meatballs

Branch out from your typical meatball blend by using ground lamb mixed with Greek yogurt, breadcrumbs, and fragrant spices. They're delicious on their own, but you can also serve them up with pita and tzatziki.

Get the Lamb Meatballs recipe.

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Lamb Stew

This traditional Irish stew made with boneless lamb shoulder is even better when made ahead. It gives the flavors a chance to meld and develop into something even more rich and comforting.

Get Ree's Lamb Stew recipe.

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Stuffed Peppers

Swap the ground beef for ground lamb in this easy family dinner. Either way, it's a healthy option for busy weeknights!

Get Ree's Stuffed Peppers recipe.

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This classic Greek casserole dish is often made with ground lamb or beef. It's just one of many layers including roasted eggplant, potatoes, creamy bechamel sauce, and cheese.

Get the Moussaka recipe.


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Caitlin Bensel

Grilled Lamb Chops

Add these garlic-and-herb marinated lamb chops to your list of grilling recipes for the ultimate backyard cookout. Top them with marinated olives and serve with your favorite potato salad.

Get the Grilled Lamb Chops recipe.

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Will Dickey

Lamb Burger

If you're looking to switch up your typical burger night, try lamb burgers instead! They're thick, juicy, and perfectly spiced with cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, and more.

Get the Lamb Burger recipe.

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Rack of Lamb

This lamb is seasoned with a rub of garlic, fresh rosemary, Dijon mustard, and a little bit of honey. Best of all: it's made on a sheet pan—no searing required!

Get the Rack of Lamb recipe.

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Will Dickey

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, vegetables, and a creamy whipped potato topping. Swap the ground beef in this recipe for ground lamb and you'll be good to go.

Get the Shepherd's Pie recipe.

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Ralph Smith

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This stuffed squash is so versatile that you can use any combination of rice or ground meat. Try ground lamb for a comforting twist that's full of flavor.

Get the Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe.


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Greek Lamb Bowl

This recipe is inspired by the flavors of a gyro sandwich! It has seasoned lamb, tzatziki, feta, and veggies all piled into one easy weeknight bowl.

Get the Greek Lamb Bowl recipe at Platings and Pairings.

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Platings and Pairings

Smoked Leg of Lamb

Fire up the smoker for this show-stopping main course that's seasoned with a homemade dry rub for maximum flavor. The cooking method is a great way to ensure juicy meat every time.

Get the Smoked Leg of Lamb recipe at Britney Breaks Bread.

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Britney Breaks Bread

Instant Pot Lamb Shanks

Making lamb in your Instant Pot will cut the cooking time dramatically! But, don't worry, you'll still get an elegant dinner with fall-off-the-bone tender meat.

Get the Instant Pot Lamb Shanks recipe at Little Sunny Kitchen.

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Little Sunny Kitchen

Spiced Lamb Pita Burgers

This fun twist on a smash burger is made with ground lamb and fragrant spices, like coriander, cinnamon, and cumin. Add some chopped onion and fresh mint, then stuff it into a pita for a quick weeknight dinner.

Get the Spiced Lamb Pita Burgers recipe at The View From Great Island.

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The View from Great Island

Birria Tacos

These tacos are made with bone-in lamb, beef shank, and beef loin so you know they're going to be meaty and hearty. The best part is the flavorful juice from the meat that gets used as a dipping sauce for the tacos!

Get the Birria Tacos recipe at Sugar and Soul.


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Sugar and Soul

Irish Guinness Roast Lamb

This recipe combines boneless lamb shoulder and baby potatoes that are slow cooked with Irish beer, beef broth, aromatics, and herbs. Serve it up with your favorite cabbage recipe to make your Irish dinner complete.

Get the Irish Guinness Roast Lamb recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.

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Dinner Then Dessert

Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce

These beautiful lamb chops are served with a bright and tangy mint-mustard sauce that makes them look fancy enough for your Easter dinner. But here's the thing—they only take 30 minutes to make so they're just as delicious during the week!

Get the Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce recipe at Platings and Pairings.

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Platings and Pairings

Moroccan Lamb Stew with Couscous

This hearty Mediterranean dish is loaded with flavorful meat, olives, and colorful veggies, like carrots and squash. It's a comforting meal that's made even more comforting when served over fluffy couscous.

Get the Moroccan Lamb Stew with Couscous recipe at Jessica Gavin.

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Jessica Gavin

Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks

These braised lamb shanks are fall-of-the-bone good! They have a tangy and slightly sweet flavor from the pomegranate juice that when paired with balsamic vinegar and herbs makes a savory gravy.

Get the Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shanks recipe at Butter Be Ready.

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Butter Be Ready

Lamb Kofta

Lamb kofta is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made from ground lamb and spices—it's formed into elongated balls or patties then grilled. Try the kofta served with rice, salad, hummus, and pita bread.

Get the Lamb Kofta recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.


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Spoon Fork Bacon

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

Making a leg of lamb in the slow cooker not only frees up your oven for other holiday sides, but it also makes it easy to whip up a super-tender, juicy main course without too much effort.

Get the Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.

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Dinner Then Dessert

Cornbread-Crusted Rack of Lamb

This rack of lamb is loaded with flavor—from the cayenne pepper seasoning to honey-mustard rub to the cornbread crust. It's perfect for special occasions!

Get the Cornbread-Crusted Rack of Lamb recipe at Meiko and the Dish.

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Meiko and the Dish

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

These spiced meatballs would be delicious stuffed into a pita with your favorite toppings, but you can also serve them on their own with a side of rice pilaf, grilled vegetables, or slaw.

Get the Moroccan Lamb Meatballs recipe at Recipe Tin Eats.

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Recipe Tin Eats

Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Using a slow cooker is an easy way to get fall-off-the-bone with little effort. The warm flavors oof cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon make this dish the ultimate comfort food.

Get the Slow Cooker Lamb Curry recipe at The Modern Proper.

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The Modern Proper

Roast Rack of Lamb with Garlic and Herb Crust

A rack of lamb is tender, full of flavor, and would make an elegant addition to your holiday table. Plus, it cooks up quickly in just 15 to 20 minutes!

Get the Roast Rack of Lamb with Garlic and Herb Crust recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.


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The Mediterranean Dish

Lamb Ragu

A traditional Italian ragù is a meat-based sauce that's served with pasta. This lamb version is delicious with pappardelle, but you can also use gnocchi or any pasta shape you like.

Get the Lamb Ragu recipe at Inside the Rustic Kitchen.

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Inside the Rustic Kitchen

Lamb Lollipops with Agave

A lamb lollipop is more than just a cute name: it refers to a specific cut of meat that super tender and full of flavor. This recipe pan-sears the lamb in butter, then adds a drizzle of agave syrup for a touch of sweetness.

Get the Lamb Lollipops with Agave recipe at Butter Be Ready.

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Butter Be Ready

Braised Lamb Shanks

This method for cooking lamb shanks takes things low and slow—it's the key to incredibly tender and flavorful meat. Serve it over mashed potatoes, risotto, or even creamy polenta.

Get the Braised Lamb Shanks recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Greek Lamb Burgers

Switch up your typical backyard burgers for these lamb burgers instead. They're juicy on the inside and have a charred crust on the outside; plus they're perfect when topped with a flavorful Greek yogurt sauce.

Get the Greek Lamb Burgers recipe at Give It Some Thyme.

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Give It Some Thyme

Grilled Lamb Pizzas

Here's a fun twist on pizza night! Use store-bought naan bread for a quick alternative to pizza dough, then top it with seared ground lamb, feta cheese, arugula, and a drizzle of honey.

Get the Grilled Lamb Pizzas recipe at Blue Bowl Recipes.


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Blue Bowl Recipes

Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Kebabs

Whether you're looking for a fun alternative to your Easter ham or simply need a weeknight dinner on the grill, these lamb kebabs will not disappoint. The key is in the flavorful marinade made from herbs, lemon juice, and lots of garlic.

Get the Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Kebabs recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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Half Baked Harvest

Greek Stuffed Peppers

You can prep this lamb recipe ahead so it's perfect for busy weeknights. Simply stuff the peppers with the spiced lamb mixture and bake, but keep the Tzatziki on the side until you’re ready to serve.

Get the Greek Stuffed Peppers recipe at Paleo Running Momma.

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Paleo Running Momma

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