Easter Lamb Recipes

See how to make traditional Easter dishes like roasted leg of lamb or rack of lamb.

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Stuffed Leg of Lamb

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Rolled leg of lamb stuffed with spinach, goat's cheese and pine nuts. Suggested: Serve with Brussels sprouts cooked in butter and fresh garlic. A scrumptious Irish cuisine that is sure to please!

Braised Lamb with Radishes and Mint

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In this Basque-inspired braised lamb shoulder, the radishes that are cooked with the lamb absorb the other flavors in the dish. I really hope you give this strange, but exciting braised lamb dish a try soon.

Garlic and Herb Lamb

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A quick and easy rosemary rub that truly draws out the succulent flavor of lamb. Works on chops or leg of lamb.

Rack of Lamb with Strawberry Mint Sauce

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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.

Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops

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Drag that grill out of storage for spring grilling! Make extra marinade to use on grilled vegetables. Serve with a mint sauce and warmed flatbread.

Chef John's Grilled Lamb with Mint Orange Sauce

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Using a blend of Mediterranean herbs and spices and a touch of cinnamon, these tender grilled lamb chops are served with orange and fresh mint sauce.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

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I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

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Lamb shanks are slowly simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Great served with polenta, or my family's favorite--roasted garlic mashed potatoes--as you need something to soak up the wonderful sauce. A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait.

Roast Leg of Lamb

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Cooking peeled potatoes in the pan around the roast is yummy. The only other things you need are gravy made from the pan drippings and a fresh vegetable.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

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This leg of lamb is marinated overnight with fresh rosemary, garlic, mustard, honey and lemon zest. Be prepared for many requests for seconds!

Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

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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.

Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb

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The pistachio and mustard crust gives this lamb dish an interesting flavor and texture. 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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roast Leg of Lamb

"My husband wanted lamb for Easter so I gave this a try. It was AMAZING! We were all cleaning the bones and scraping the pan for the last bits. Fantastic!" – GLOVEKELLY

Chef John's Leg of Lamb

This roast is flavored with pomegranate molasses, mint, and rosemary.

Lamb Chops with Mint Oil

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Homemade lamb chops with mint sauce. Very easy to make and full of flavor!