32 Best Lamb Recipes That Will Make It Your New Favorite Protein

Lamb chops are just the start.

rack of lamb
Ethan Calabrese

If you only buy lamb around the holidays, it's time to switch things up. Flavorful lamb makes a great addition to your rotation when you need something different from the go-to proteins of beef, chicken, pork, and seafood. It's simple to cook, and it always tastes special. Of course, if you're getting ready for Easter, we've got plenty of show-stopping recipes for a crowd, too. Looking for perfect sides to go with lamb? Try our Sweet Potato Fries, Grilled Eggplant, or Cucumber Salad! For even more ideas, check out our ground lamb recipes and leftover lamb recipes.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Pork loin, Meat, Produce, Recipe, Veal, Stuffing,
Ethan Calabrese
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Rack of Lamb

Who knew meat could be so pretty?

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Food, Dish, Roasting, Hendl, Cuisine, Ingredient, Chicken meat, Cookware and bakeware, Meat, Lemon chicken,
Ethan Calabrese
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Roast Leg of Lamb

This is begging to be the star of your holiday dinner.

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lamb stew
Park Feierbach
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Best-Ever Lamb Stew

Hearty, flavorful lamb stew can be yours in under 2 hours, and all in one pot!

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Ethan Calabrese
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Spinach-and-Artichoke Crown Roast of Lamb

Total proof that spinach and artichoke make every savory dish even better.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Perfect Roast Lamb

Another holiday showstopper—and it's prepped with a side dish!

Get the recipe from Delish.

lamb tagine
Parker Feierbach
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Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Pro tip: You don't need a tagine pot to make this dish! Dutch ovens work just as well.

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Braised Lamb Shanks - Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
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Braised Lamb Shank

Get ready for the most tender, fall-off-the-bone lamb of your life.

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Lamb Ragu - Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
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Lamb Ragu

Put ground lamb to good use with this hearty pasta.

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Garlicky Lamb Chops Vertical
John Komar
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Garlicky Lamb Chops

You won't believe how much flavor garlic and rosemary give these guys.

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lamb meatballs
Chelsea Lupkin
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Lamb Meatballs

Lamb meatballs aren't exactly the spaghetti and meatballs type, they are so much more. These spiced, herby meatballs have Mediterranean vibes and with an addicting green goddess sauce, they became an instant favorite.

Get the recipe from Delish.

grilled lamb skewers with couscous tabbouleh
Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Lamb Skewers with Couscous Tabbouleh

Fresh herbs and couscous tabbouleh add the Mediterranean touch you need.

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lamb burger
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Best-Ever Lamb Burger

These Greek(ish) lamb burgers are one of our favorite lamb recipes ever. We're particularly fond of the of the feta yogurt sauce, so we slather it on both sides of the bun.

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lamb curry
Raghavan Iyer
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Lamb Curry

This curry is typically served with baskets of hot buttered naan and white basmati rice.

Get the recipe from Delish.
Infused with Mediterranean flavors and topped with mild, creamy tzatziki, these lamb burgers are an exotic twist on the traditional grilled favorite.
   Recipe: Lamb-Feta Burgers with Tzatziki
Con Poulos
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Lamb-Feta Burgers with Tzatziki

When you need a break from beef, give lamb a chance.

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Rack of Lamb with Mustard-Shallot Sauce

This foolproof recipe for a succulent rack of lamb gets a delightful shot of flavor from a classic pan sauce made from mustard, herbs, and dry white wine.

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grilled lamb chops with lemon yogurt sauce
Courtesy of Martha Stewart
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Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

This simple preparation makes the best of lamb chops.

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ethiopian spiced lamb stew
© John Kernick
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Ethiopian Spiced Lamb Stew

Made with tender, boneless leg of lamb, this quick-cooking staple of Ethiopian home cooking is called awaze tibs and is flavored with awaze sauce, a kicky blend of berbere spices, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and wine.

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lemon garlic lamb kabobs
Courtesy of Martha Stewart
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Lemon-Garlic Lamb Kabobs

Skewers are a festive choice for grilling. Plus, they're easy to handle and can be assembled ahead of time. A tangy dipping sauce made with lemon juice, feta cheese, and salt and pepper goes well with these Greek-style skewers.

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lamb shawarma
Kate Mathis
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Lamb Shawarma

This recipe has everything you'd want and expect in the favorite Middle Eastern dish, including a creamy tahini sauce.

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grilled lamb chops with mint
Sang An
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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint

Use either juicy rib chops (cut from the rib section of the lamb) or loin chops (cut from the loin and the tenderloin), and serve two per person.

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lamb and spinach stuffed onions
© Anna Williams
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Lamb And Spinach Stuffed Onions

These stellar lamb-stuffed onions are baked in a creamy sauce and topped with crispy bread crumbs.

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Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Middle Eastern Tomato Sauce

Canned tomatoes, roasted red peppers, walnuts and spices create a spicy Eastern Mediterranean sauce that perfectly complements pan-seared lamb chops.

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lamb chops sizzled with garlic
Courtesy of Food & Wine
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Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic

These juicy, meaty lamb chops sizzled in extra-virgin olive oil with plenty of garlic cloves are an homage to the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain.

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Roast Lamb

In this recipe, lamb top round (a tender, relatively quick-cooking part of the leg) gets rubbed down with garlic, rosemary, and thyme, then roasted alongside sweet grape tomatoes.

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping.

Dish, Cuisine, Food, Shashlik, Souvlaki, Skewer, Kebab, Ingredient, Suya, Meat,
Half Baked Harvest
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Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Kebabs

Spice up your summer staple with lamb.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Recipe, Staple food, Brunch, Vegetarian food, Meat,
Little Kitchen Big World
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Lamb Meatball Pitas

Any excuse to make tzatziki sauce, ya know?

Get the recipe from Little Kitchen Big World.

dish, food, cuisine, ingredient, meal, produce, vegetarian food, recipe, superfood, comfort food,
Fox and Briar
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Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

Tired of your usual burrito bowl? Try this Mediterranean-inspired version!

Get the recipe from Fox and Briar.

dish, food, cuisine, souvlaki, skewer, kebab, ingredient, brochette, shashlik, satay,
Courtesy of Healthy Seasonal Recipes
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Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Food is always more fun on a stick.

Get the recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.

dish, food, cuisine, ingredient, tabbouleh, produce, couscous, recipe, staple food, pilaf,
Courtesy of Lemons For Lulu
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Greek Gyro Skillet

Gyros on repeat.

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dish, food, cuisine, meatball, ingredient, beef ball, stuffed mushrooms, produce, recipe, kofta,
Courtesy of The View From Great Island
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Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

These go perfectly with side of couscous.

Get the recipe from The View From Great Island.

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