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18 Spring Lamb Recipes for Every Occasion

Depending on where you live, lamb season generally starts toward the end of March or beginning of April. So, it’s no surprise that lamb recipes are a staple of Easter and Passover celebrations. But whether you’re making it for a holiday meal, for entertaining company, or just for a simple weeknight family meal, there are a wide variety of ways to enjoy this versatile, tender, flavorful meat. Here are 18 fantastic spring lamb recipes from the simple to the elaborate, from classics we all love to exotic flavors that are sure to become favorites.


  • 18 Spring Lamb Recipes for Every Occasion 1 of 19
    18 Spring Lamb Recipes for Every Occasion
    From the classic to the creative, here are 18 delicious lamb recipes for spring. Great seasonal ideas for family dinners, Easter, Passover, and more!
  • Easy Leg of Lamb Roast 2 of 19
    Easy Leg of Lamb Roast
    Roast leg of lamb is a classic dish that's one of the first most of us think of when it comes to lamb and with this simple recipe, it couldn't be easier to make.
    Get the leg of lamb roast recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Homemade Gyros 3 of 19
    Homemade Gyros
    There are few street foods as wonderful as good lamb gyro, but they're also surprisingly easy to make at home.
    Make homemade gyros
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Lamb Tagine with Olives and Apricots 4 of 19
    Lamb Tagine with Olives and Apricots
    Sweet apricots, savory lamb, meaty olives, and Moroccan spices give this easy stew a delightful medley of flavors.
    Make lamb tagine
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Family-Friendly Rack of Lamb 5 of 19
    Family-Friendly Rack of Lamb
    Rack of lamb is a dish that you put on the table when you're trying to impress, but with this family-friendly recipe, it's easier than you think.
    Make rack of lamb
    Image: Babble
  • Classic Roast Lamb Shoulder with Mint 6 of 19
    Classic Roast Lamb Shoulder with Mint
    Mint sauce is a traditional English accompaniments to lamb. Here's an easy way to make this traditional dish.
    Make roast lamb shoulder with mint
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Moroccan Lamb 7 of 19
    Moroccan Lamb
    This a classically-spiced Moroccan lamb dish that the whole family will enjoy.
    Make Moroccan lamb
    Image: Babble
  • Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic 8 of 19
    Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
    Want to make leg of lamb but don't trust yourself to monitor the cooking time? This slow cooker recipe yields a delicious, tender lamb dish with a minimum of fuss.
    Make slow cooker leg of lamb
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Lamb and Feta Burgers 9 of 19
    Lamb and Feta Burgers
    For a cheeseburger with a lovely Greek-inspired flavor, try using lamb and feta.
    Make lamb and feta burgers
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Grilled Lamb Chops 10 of 19
    Grilled Lamb Chops
    Ready to fire up the grill after a long winter off? There are few things tastier than a grilled lamb chop to inaugurate grilling season.
    Make grilled lamb chops
    Image: Laura Levy
  • Roast Lamb Sandwich with Mint Yogurt Sauce 11 of 19
    Roast Lamb Sandwich with Mint Yogurt Sauce
    This roast lamb sandwich with mint yogurt sauce is to Easter what the turkey sandwich is to Thanksgiving, a quick meal you'll love on the day after your feast.
    Make roast lamb sandwiches
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Lamb Ragu with Broccoli Rabe 12 of 19
    Lamb Ragu with Broccoli Rabe
    A rich lamb ragu is not only a wonderful hearty dish, it's also a great use of leftover lamb that you'll enjoy as much as you did the first night.
    Make lamb ragu with broccoli rabe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Simple English Mint Sauce 13 of 19
    Simple English Mint Sauce
    No matter what cut you're using, mint sauce is a simple and delicious way to make your roasted or grilled lamb special.
    Make English mint sauce
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Bal Arneson’s Spiced Lamb with Mango Sauce 14 of 19
    Bal Arneson's Spiced Lamb with Mango Sauce
    One of the beauties of lamb is that it complements such a wide variety of flavors. This spiced lamb with mango sauce is a fantastic example of its versatility.
    Make spiced lamb with mango sauce
    Image: reprinted with permission from
    Bal's Quick and Healthy Indian by Bal Arneson (Whitecap)
  • Easy Lamb Curry 15 of 19
    Easy Lamb Curry
    While it's not especially common in the States, lamb is a staple of many cuisines. This Indian-inspired lamb curry is a perfect example.
    Make easy lamb curry
    Image: Babble
  • Lamb Meatballs 16 of 19
    Lamb Meatballs
    Lamb meatballs are a great way to add a little variety to an easy pasta dinner.
    Make lamb meatballs
    Image: Babble
  • Tomato and Lamb Neck Ragu 17 of 19
    Tomato and Lamb Neck Ragu
    While we're all familiar with leg of lamb and lamb chops, it's worth seeking out uncommon cuts like the neck, which is a rich and inexpensive cut perfect for braises, stews, and sauces like this ragu.
    Get the recipe for lamb neck ragu on Brooklyn Supper
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Lamb Shanks 18 of 19
    Lamb Shanks
    Lamb shanks are another wonderful braising cut. Try this simple recipe for a tender and rich dish you won't forget.
    Get the recipe for lamb shanks on Brooklyn Supper
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Lamb Tacos 19 of 19
    Lamb Tacos
    No, lamb tacos aren't traditional Mexican cuisine. Yes, they are delicious.
    Get the recipe for lamb tacos on Brooklyn Supper
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

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