11 Easter Lamb Recipes to Serve at Your Holiday Dinner

Roasted Leg Lamb
Photo: Blaine Moats

Serve up a holiday feast they're sure to remember. Our Easter lamb recipes are ideal for serving a crowd. We'll show you how to prepare juicy leg of lamb roast, lamb chops, and even an Italian-inspired lamb meatloaf. This year make a traditional Easter dinner starring lamb.

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Honey-Rosemary Roast Lamb with Potatoes and Green Beans

Honey-Rosemary Roast Lamb Potatoes Green Beans
Jacob Fox

We love an Easter lamb recipe that's as easy as tossing ingredients in your slow cooker. First layer in chopped fresh vegetables and top with a boneless leg of lamb roast. A garlicky lemon sauce finishes the dish.

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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg Lamb
Blaine Moats

Preparing a roasted leg of lamb isn't difficult and the payoff is delicious. You'll be rewarded with succulent juicy meat that's best served with our homemade creamy mustard sauce and mint jelly.

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Lamb Chops with Blackberry-Pear Chutney

Lamb Chops with Blackberry-Pear Chutney
Karla Conrad

This Easter lamb chop recipe takes advantage of in-season produce like fresh juicy pears. Use them to create a flavorful chutney topper made with blackberries, green onions, and cloves.

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Lamb Patés

overhead view of lamb pates in bowl with dipping sauce
Jason Donnelly

Try something new for Easter dinner this year. Recipe developer Korsha Wilson stuffs these flaky pastries with ground lamb, ginger, and creole seasoning. Serve them warm with hot sauce on the side.

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Slow-Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Sherry

Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Sherry
Jason Donnelly

This slow cooker Easter lamb recipe gets its Spanish-inspired flavor from dry sherry wine. Look for it in the vinegar aisle of your grocery store. Plan on serving one eight-ounce shoulder chop per person at your Easter dinner.

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Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

Meat loaf might not be on your radar for Easter dinner, but this flavorful rendition deserves a spot on your table. Additions like ground lamb, fresh parsley, and balsamic vinegar add an Italian flair your family is sure to love.

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Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing

Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing
Jason Donnelly

This main dish salad has everything you need to round out your Easter dinner menu. The salad itself is pretty simple with lettuce, tomatoes, and chopped radish—the real stars here are the grilled lamb chops.

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Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Chops

Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Chops
Jason Donnelly

This make-ahead Easter lamb recipe is ready when you are! Whip up the pomegranate and mint marinade and pour it over raw lamb rib chops. Toss them in the freezer for up to four months. Simply thaw in the refrigerator before grilling and serving.

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Orange-Tequila Lamb Shanks

Orange-Tequila Lamb Shanks
Carson Downing

A rich braising liquid made with minced garlic, tequila, and jalapeño peppers infuses these lamb shanks with Mexican flavor. Serve the finished lamb dinner over hot rice, noodles, or our favorite—creamy polenta.

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Mediterranean Lamb Skillet

Mediterranean Lamb Skillet
Karla Conrad

This Greek Easter lamb recipe cooks up in just one skillet—perfect for effortless spring entertaining. Cooked orzo, diced tomatoes, and Kalamata olives make a flavorful side for sautéed lamb chops. Finish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh rosemary.

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Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

An irresistibly crunchy topper made with cornflakes, panko, and rosemary crowns this roast lamb recipe for Easter.

Test Kitchen Tip: This recipe calls for "frenched" lamb. Ask your butcher to remove the cartilage and fat between the rib bones or do it yourself using a small knife.

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