21 Luscious Lamb Recipes for SPRING

With spring upon us what better way to celebrate than with a feast of delicious and tender lamb? Whether you’re looking for traditional dishes or modern twists, this roundup of the best lamb recipes has something for every taste and occasion. From succulent roasts to mouth-watering chops, these recipes are sure to satisfy and impress.

Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Air fryer lamb chops.
Air Fryer Lamb Chops. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer lamb chops marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs are cooked to tender perfection in under 10 minutes.

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Spring Lamb Nachos

Spring lamb nachos.
Spring Lamb Nachos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These ground lamb nachos with carrots, onions, peas and radishes are topped with crumbled feta cheese for a bright and fresh spring take on nachos.

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Smoky Grilled Lamb Kebabs

Smoky grilled lamb kebabs with apricots and a side salad.
Smoky Grilled Lamb Kebabs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These smoky grilled lamb kebabs with dried apricots are a great way to enjoy spring lamb. Special enough to serve for Easter, easy enough to grill up on a weeknight.

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Easiest Braised Leg of Lamb

Shredded braised leg of lamb on a plate.
Easiest Braised Leg of Lamb. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

A low and slow braise with just a handful of ingredients transform this leg of lamb into fall-apart tender and juicy pieces that shred easily and can be enjoyed in a variety of different recipes.

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Lamb Tacos

Lamb tacos on a silver platter.
Lamb Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Juicy, succulent shredded braised lamb meat makes for the most delicious tacos and a welcome flavor reprieve from beef. The carefully curated toppings boast bright flavors making the savory lamb shine as the star of the show.

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Sheet Pan Mediterranean Roasted Lamb

Sheet pan Mediterranean roasted lamb with tomatoes and chickpeas.
Sheet Pan Mediterranean Roasted Lamb. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sheet pan mediterranean roasted lamb is a simple yet impressive dinner ready in just 20 minutes, loaded with flavor and only one pan to clean up!

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Spring Gyros with Apricot Salsa

Gyros with apricot salsa and pea shoots.
Spring Gyros with Apricot Salsa. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These spring gyros are topped with a sweet and refreshing apricot salsa, quick yogurt sauce and fresh pea sprouts. Definitely not your average gyro!

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Skillet Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions

Skillet lamb chops with tarragon mustard sauce and cipollini onions.
Skillet Lamb Chops with Cipollini Onions. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Skillet lamb chops are made stove top in a cast iron skillet with browned cipollini onions. Topped with a fresh tarragon honey mustard sauce, they’re a bright, refreshing and incredibly quick dinner!

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BBQ Lamb Ribs

BBQ lamb ribs on a sheet pan.
BBQ Lamb Ribs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These lamb ribs are the easiest recipe to throw on the grill. They’re cooked low and slow over indirect heat then finished over a hot flame to get nice and crispy. Seasoned with a dry rub and then brushed with sauce, they’re packed with BBQ flavor.

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Za’atar Grilled Rack of Lamb

Za'atar grilled rack of lamb chops on a plate.
Za’atar Grilled Rack of Lamb. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

An easy grilled rack of lamb recipe seasoned with za’atar paste for a succulent main course perfect for a simple meal on the grill.

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Easy Homemade Gyro Meat

Gyro on a wooden board.
Easy Homemade Gyro Meat. Photo credit: Glenda Embree Blog.

Gyro Meat is easy to make at home and so much less expensive than eating out! Savory, herbaceous and homemade deliciousness! If you can make meatloaf, you can make gyro meat.

Get the recipe – Easy Homemade Gyro Meat

Lamb Shepherd’s Pie

Lamb shepherds pie.
Lamb Shepherd’s Pie. Photo credit: Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.

Lamb Shepherd’s pie. A hearty family meal made with tender chunks of lamb, colorful carrots, and green peas wrapped in a savory red wine gravy, topped with creamy mashed potatoes.

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Roast Rack of Lamb

Roasted rack of lamb on a cutting board.
Roast Rack of Lamb. Photo credit: Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.

Tender, juicy roast rack of lamb with a garlic fennel crust. A gorgeous entree for dinner parties, special occasions, and holiday entertaining at home.

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Smoked Rack of Lamb with Herb Paste

Smoke rack of lamb cut into chops.
Smoked Rack of Lamb with Herb Paste. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Impress your guests with this flavorful smoked rack of lamb or lamb chops recipe that combines the rich taste of lamb with madeira wine, fresh herbs, and shallot, along with the magic of smoke.

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Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Lamb kofta on kebabs.
Lamb Kofta Kebabs. Photo credit: all ways delicious.

Make lamb kofta kebabs by mixing ground lamb, fresh herbs, like cilantro and mint, and Middle Eastern spices then grilling the mixture on skewers. Serve with tzatziki, harissa, hummus, and pita.

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Smoked Lamb Chops

Smoked lamb chops on a white plate.
Smoked Lamb Chops. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Petite lamb chops get a quick marinade and then a kiss of smoke from the smoker. Unbelievably good, these super-easy chops will wow everyone!

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Instant Pot Lamb Stew

Lamb stew made in the Instant Pot in a bowl with a spoon.
Instant Pot Lamb Stew. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Lamb cubes simmered in Guinness and combined with carrots and potatoes make for a hearty Irish stew recipe that is rich and filling.

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Instant Pot Lamb Shank

Lamb shank over mashed potatoes made in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Lamb Shank. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Make easy Instant Pot lamb shank for a dinner. Using a pressure cooker means the lamb shanks are juicy and fall off the bone tender in just over an hour.

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Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks

Moroccan braised lamb shanks on a plate.
Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks. Photo credit: GirlCarnivore.

This Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks recipe is the perfect delicious tender lamb recipe. Bone-in lamb shanks are first seared, then braised in a rich, flavorful sauce that’s packed with the best herbs and spices.

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Smoked Barbacoa

Smoked lamb barbacoa.
Smoked Barbacoa . Photo credit: GirlCarnivore.

Boneless lamb barbacoa shreds beautifully making it the perfect filling for tacos, sandwiches, and more! This slow-smoked leg of lamb is incredibly tender and juicy, then served on corn tortillas with salsa verde, pickled red onions, and more!

Get the recipe – Smoked Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Lamb Ragu

Slow cooker lamb ragu on a plate with a wedge of parmesan on the side.
Slow Cooker Lamb Ragu. Photo credit: Two Cloves Kitchen.

This slow cooker lamb ragu is the ultimate Italian comfort food. The braised lambs cooks for hours until a delicious, rich sauce develops. Serve over your favorite pasta for a warming dinner.

Get the recipe – Slow Cooker Lamb Ragu

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