22 Lamb Recipes You’ll Love
Lamb recipes range from extremely elegant to completely comforting. Whether you’re using the leg, shanks or chops, we have a mouthwatering lamb dish for you!
Pomegranate, pear, and orange go so well together, I decided to use the ingredients to prepare a Mideastern-themed tagine with lamb. This dish is absolutely terrific over couscous, polenta, or cauliflower mashed with some feta cheese. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
The spiced lamb in these stuffed pita pockets goes perfectly with cool cucumber and yogurt. It’s like having your own Greek gyro stand in the kitchen! —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsvlle, Virginia
It’s elegant. It’s special. And it will have your guests thinking you went all out. They don’t have to know how simple it is. —Susan Nilsson, Sterling, Virginia
Lamb marinated with savory cranberry sauce—I love making this for Christmas parties. Guests will appreciate that it’s not your average appetizer. —Kim Yuille, Brooklyn, New York
My mom taught me to cook, and I love creating new recipes. I developed this casserole on a cold and snowy afternoon many years ago. Tangy lemon and herbs are complemented by the subtle sweetness of cinnamon. —Carol Stevens, Basye, Virginia
These saucy lamb chops may seem fancy, but mine work for special occasions as well as busy evenings. We love them with spinach salad and good bread. —Barbara Burge, Los Gatos, CA
When I was young my family lived in New Zealand for two years after the war. One item that was always available was lamb shanks. Mother cooked them all the time with root vegetables, and to this day I love lamb! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Who knew so few ingredients could result in such an elegant and savory entree? One bite will make this no-fuss main dish memorable. —Matthew Lawrence, Vashon, Washington
I created a fresh take on chili using lamb and Moroccan seasoning with a feta and almond garnish. It was so exciting and tasty to my husband and son, I made a second batch almost right away. If you like a spicier chili, add harissa paste or use medium salsa instead of mild. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
Loads of rich flavors and spices make this a warming, inviting meal. It’s a great way to impress at a family get-together. —Subrina Goosch, North Carolina
My hearty lamb bites are delicious and convenient. Assemble them the day before, then pop them under the broiler when the party starts. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
The sauce uses eight of my favorite herbs, but making it is a cinch. The aroma of the lamb while it roasts is amazing. —Mya Zeronis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This dish is hearty and perfect for warming up on a chilly winter evening. The aroma is almost as delightful as the dish itself. —Frank Grady, Fort Kent, Maine
This is definitely a different gyro meat recipe, yet it is so good! I slice leftover meat in individual portions and freeze for any time I crave a gyro. —Sharon Rawlings, Tampa, Florida
I often serve this sauce with seared scallops or grilled salmon or halibut. It’s really good either way. I also modify the recipe when there are fresh herbs in season. I’ve made a version with basil instead of mint, and I sometimes swap thyme for oregano for a more subtle flavor. —Cora Anderson, Seattle, Washington
My family lived in New Zealand many years ago. Every Sunday my mother made a lamb stew—it was Dad’s favorite! I changed the recipe to suit my family’s more modern palates, but it seems just as exotic and delicious. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
This pizza-style recipe came from my friend Ruby’s mom, who is a crazy-good cook. I added my own flair and tweaked it by using flour tortillas instead of making a dough. —Tamar Yacoubian, Ketchum, Idaho
This recipe is very easy to make and requires little attention. It goes well with any rice dish, and it’s perfect for just about any occasion.
For those who enjoy a main course of lamb, here’s a quick and delicious treatment for it. The easy preparation gives me the extra time I need to focus on other menu items. —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin
My father loves lamb, so I make this dish whenever he visits. It’s the perfect main course for holidays or get-togethers. —Kristina Mitchell, Clearwater, Florida.
Make a Mediterranean version of nachos using crisped pita wedges topped with ground lamb or beef, feta cheese and a creamy cucumber sauce.—Zaza Fullman-Kasl, Ventura, California
I wasn’t a big fan of lamb until I tried this wonderful recipe. The sauce has bold lemon flavor, which pairs perfectly with the seasoned roast.—Pauline Morelli, Riverside, Rhode Island