12 Easter Lamb Recipes

Two lamb chops on a plate with glazed carrots and a mint garnish
Photo: Chef John

Looking for an Easter lamb recipe that will impress? These lamb recipes were made to be centerpieces. What's great about lamb is it can be prepared so many ways. Here you'll find a selection of leg of lamb, rack of lamb, and lamb shank recipes. If you're looking to make it a meal, we have plenty of Easter side dishes to go around. But back to the main event: Here are 12 lamb recipes for your Easter dinner.

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

carved roasted leg of lamb with rosemary
Erin Meehan Westenberg

Leg of lamb is classic for Easter, and this recipe puts it on display in simple form: "This leg of lamb is marinated overnight with fresh rosemary, garlic, mustard, honey and lemon zest," says recipe creator JMASS.

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Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Balsamic-Fig-Basil Sauce

leg of lamb with cherry tomatoes and basil

A rich creme de cassis and mint filling makes the stuffing in this stuffed leg of lamb. Reviewer KLENOARD says, "made this yesterday for Easter and all of my guests loved it!"

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Leg of Lamb with Raspberry Sauce

leg of lamb with raspberry sauce being carved
Amber McNatt

The tangy raspberry sauce cuts through the richness of this marinated leg of lamb.

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Rack of Lamb with Strawberry Mint Sauce

Rack of Lamb with Strawberry Mint Sauce
Oksana Seaman

Chef John brings spring flavors to this classic centerpiece: "As far as mint sauces go, I love experimenting with new ideas, especially around Easter time, and I really liked how this came out. The combination of the sweet-savory sauce and the Dijon crumb crust complemented the lamb perfectly."

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Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks come from the meat just above the knee joint, and are typically sold with the bone in. Recipe S.HODGE creator describes this dish as, "A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait."

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Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb

Two lamb chops on a plate with glazed carrots and a mint garnish
Chef John

"I love how the sweet, herbaceous crust works with the subtly gamey meat," says Chef John.

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Chef John's Roasted Leg of Lamb

Chef John's Roasted Leg of Lamb
Chef John

In this classic leg of lamb recipe, a pomegranate-molasses mixture is folded into the meat. Reviewer prchamlee describes it as a, "home run for my finicky eaters."

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Roasted Rack of Lamb

Roasted Rack of Lamb
Kim D.

Although this recipe uses rack of lamb, recipe creator JENNIE1980 says it can also be made using beef or pork.

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Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb

Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb
Dave Thompson

"The pistachio and mustard crust gives this lamb dish an interesting flavor and texture," says Chef John. "Sure, rack of lamb is a little pricey, but no more so than other special occasion meats like prime rib, beef tenderloin, or goose. And, because rack of lamb is sold completely trimmed, you'll have virtually no waste."

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Spice-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb with Cilantro-Mint Sauce

two Frenched lamb chops on roasted new potatoes topped with a stripe of herb sauce

Rack of lamb is seasoned, seared, roasted, and served with a coriander-mint sauce in this stunning meat main.

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb
Allrecipes Magazine

Recipe creator MBENHAM suggests arranging peeled potatoes around the roast for a built-in side dish.

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Easy Leg of Lamb

Leg of lamb with potatoes
Kim's Cooking Now

No one will believe this recipe requires just four ingredients! Reviewer Kim's Cooking Now says, "Very juicy leg of lamb!"

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