Easter Lamb Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a formal Easter dinner or a more casual get-together of family and friends, lamb makes the perfect main dish. We’ve rounded up options for every kind of Easter feast: crown roast, lamb chops, rack of lamb – and even an easy lamb ragu over pasta.

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Crown Roast of Lamb

This is an amazing cut of meat for a special occasion. Follow Alton's lead to cook it up perfectly.

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Herbed Leg of Lamb with Roasted Turnips

Flavor the lamb with a paste made from scallions, parsley, dill, celery and garlic, then roast alongside turnips and scallions.

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Lamb Chops with Tomato-Mint Jam

Sear and then bake lamb chops before topping with homemade tomato-mint jam.

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Marinated Lamb Chops

Reserve a bit of the marinade before coating the lamb chops — it makes a great dipping sauce!

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Lamb Chops with Eggplant Caponata

Caponata, an Italian relish, is ideal for the holidays: You can make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for about a week.

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Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Pesto

Celebrate Easter with the classic flavor pairing of mint and lamb. Sandra's homemade mint pesto can be whipped up ahead of time.

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Braised Lamb Shanks with Carrots, Black Pepper and Miso

Alex merges the flavors of the Middle East and the Far East in her fall-off-the-bone braised lamb shanks.

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Rigatoni with Lamb Ragu

Lamb shanks, tomato paste and water make a no-sweat ragu to serve over rigatoni.

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Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Easy Tzatziki

Ina’s recipe is key for a busy Easter. The lamb can be marinated the night before and roasted for just 30 minutes before the guests arrive. Plus, it’s equally delicious served hot or warm when paired with Ina’s easy tzatziki.

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Lamb Chops with Garlic and Rosemary

A creamy garlic sauce turns classic lamb chops into a rich and decadent dinner.

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Marinated Lamb Shoulder Chops

Anne prepares a thick paste of olive oil, herbs and lemon to marinate her tender lamb chops.

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Orecchiette with Lamb and Asparagus

Crumbled lamb sausage is cooked with asparagus, tomatoes and peas in Giada’s 30-minute Easter dinner.

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Classic Rosemary Lamb Chops

You only need a few key ingredients for Nancy’s simple yet classic lamb chops.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Toasted Hazelnut Pesto

A nutty pesto is the only decoration needed for simple yet elegant grilled lamb.

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Lamb Tagine with Carrots and Turnips

Valerie puts a spin on the traditional tagine by incorporating both pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds. In addition to extra sweetness and crunch, Valerie says the fruit symbolizes good luck.

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Sweet and Smoky Lamb Ribs

Smoked hot paprika and orange marmalade lend a sweet-and-smoky flavor to Giada’s lamb ribs.

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