Gourmet Lamb Main Dish Recipes

When lamb is on the table, it's always a special occasion. Browse trusted gourmet lamb recipes for tagine, roast leg of lamb, lamb burgers, and more.

Staff Picks

Lamb for Lovers

Rating: 4 stars 14
This is a rack of lamb dish with rosemary and mint demi-glace. Serve with oven roasted red potatoes and sauteed green beans amandine. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Buy a seven bone rack of lamb, and have the butcher trim the fat cap and in between the bones for you, and save these trimmings for roasting.

Moroccan Tagine

Rating: 4 stars 36
Tagines are Moroccan slow-cooked meat, fruit and vegetable dishes which are almost invariably made with mutton. Using lamb cuts down the cooking time, but if you can find good hogget (older than lamb, younger than mutton, commonly labeled 'baking legs' and sold cheaply) that will do very well.

Lamb Shanks with Ancho Chile Honey Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A lamb lovers dream! This is one of my favorite lamb recipes. I've had so many requests after serving this at dinner parties that I decided to post it here. Get the shanks in the oven. Make the glaze and topping, then take an hour long nap, have a bath, and presto! Dinner's ready! Bon Appetite.

Lamb L'Arabique

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
Decadent, succulent and exotic, this casserole is made with modest ingredients: lamb shanks and vegetables including lentils and chickpeas, seasoned with Middle Eastern spices.
By Heather Farah

Vietnamese Aromatic Lamb Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 174
These are the most delicious lamb chops you'll ever taste! When I make it, this savory lamb dish has impressed EVERYONE and has had people coming back for more for many years. It's suitable for any occasion...even Christmas or Thanksgiving. Plan ahead so you can marinate the lamb overnight.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 1250
A rack of lamb is seared, and encrusted with Dijon mustard and garlic and rosemary flavored bread crumbs. Then it is roasted to your desired doneness.

Roasted Lamb Breast

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
You know I love lamb, as evidenced by the various chops, shanks, legs, and shoulders I've featured in the past. Here we have a brand new cut to celebrate, the lamb breast.

Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 5 stars 1599
This recipe for lamb chops is a favorite in my house. It is an easy and quick recipe for two people (we eat two chops each). Rosemary and thyme give it great flavor. If you double the recipe, remember that the sauce will take longer to reduce.

Kashmiri Lamb

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
This recipe has been with me for over 30 years; it was given to me by a Kashmiri guy I shared a house with when I was 17. This is his mum's family recipe. Kashmir's cuisine combines the area's fruits and nuts with the ingredients and the cooking style of the Moghuls. This rich stew makes a marvelous main dish. Serve it with hot steamed rice or crusty breads. This is lovely!

Feta and Olive Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 184
These baked, ground lamb meatballs are flavored with feta and green olives.

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 9
Fall-of-the-bone, flavorful lamb that is easy to throw in the slow cooker in the morning and have a delicious meal ready by dinner time!

Lamb Feta Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
Since I am Greek, I have learned many good Greek recipes over the years! This is one of my favorites. It's a savory combination of lamb, rice and feta cheese stuffed into sweet green bell peppers and smothered with tomato sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary
Rating: Unrated 710
"The marinade was so simple to make yet the flavors really came through as it cooked. A definite favorite." – monica c
Kashmiri Lamb
Rating: Unrated 56
"This recipe is fantastic - it has the perfect amount of heat, and the almonds added a nice crunchy texture." – nixonam
Keema (Indian-Style Ground Meat)
Rating: 4.5 stars 140

Serve over rice or noodles for a quick, flavorful meal. This recipe may be modified by adding peas (mattar), potatoes, or any other vegetable you like. It can also be used as a samosa or pastry filling.