These flavorful lamb recipes will star on your Easter table.

By Grace Elkus
Updated March 12, 2018
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The rich wine sauce served with this festive lamb dish is packed with briny capers, salty olives, and tender cloves of garlic. If you like, make this recipe with lamb shanks or lamb shoulder instead. Serve with crusty bread to sop up every last bit of the sauce. Get the Recipe:Italian-Style Braised Leg of Lamb
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These delicious lamb recipes for Easter are so easy, you'll be tempted to work them into your weekly dinner rotation. But if it's an Easter main dish you're after, we have you covered, from lamb roast recipes, leg of lamb recipes, and even slow-roasted lamb shoulder. If you're serving a less traditional Easter dinner menu, consider our festive twist on shakshuka, complete with lamb sausage.

Antonis Achilleos

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Italian-Style Braised Leg of Lamb

The rich wine sauce served with this festive lamb dish is packed with briny capers, salty olives, and tender cloves of garlic. If you like, make this recipe with lamb shanks or lamb shoulder instead. Serve with crusty bread to sop up every last bit of the sauce.

Get the Recipe: Italian-Style Braised Leg of Lamb

Antonis Achilleos

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Spice-Rubbed Leg of Lamb With Chimichurri

The warm spices (cinnamon, cumin, and coriander) in the rub impart terrific flavor into this grilled lamb. If you can’t find a boneless leg of lamb, have your butcher remove the bone and butterfly the piece of meat for you.

Get the Recipe: Spice-Rubbed Leg of Lamb With Chimichurri

Antonis Achilleos

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

The sweet-and-sour sauce on this slow-roasted lamb provides a nice acidic balance to the rich, tender meat. For maximum flavor and aroma, crush the fennel yourself, creating a variety of smaller and larger pieces.

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Greg DuPree

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Baked Eggs with Beans and Lamb Sausage

Switch it up this year with a new way to serve lamb. Think of this like a shakshuka, packed with browned and crispy lamb sausage and creamy cannellini beans. Top with fresh herbs and serve straight from the skillet.

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José Picayo

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Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic Leg of Lamb

If you really want to wow your guests on Easter, serve this spectacular leg of lamb. It’s deceptively doable (just five ingredients), and feeds a crowd. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

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 Roasted Tarragon Lamb With Butter Beans

Simple to prepare and even easier to eat, this garlic-and-tarragon roasted lamb is served with a warm sauté of onions and butter beans. A side of sautéed spinach would also be lovely.

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Anna Williams

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Roasted Leg of Lamb With Carrots and Honey-Mint Sauce

This recipe requires just 15 minutes of prep time, meaning you can focus on all the delicious Easter sides. In fact, we suggest serving this with a simple rice pilaf, such as Rice Pilaf With Almonds and Dill.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb With Carrots and Honey-Mint Sauce