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7 Simple and Delicious Easter Lamb Recipes

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From fall-apart tender shanks to garlic encrusted chops, any of these delicious lamb recipes are sure to convert you, and the whole family, into fans of roasts and braises.

Roasted lamb has been the main attraction on many Easter tables for years. Whether you’ve been serving it every spring or want to finally give it a try, we have plenty of simple recipes for you below!

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Someone holding a roasting pan with garlic crusted, roasted leg of lamb served with fresh rosemary and herbed hasselback potatoes.
Damn Delicious

Roasted Leg of Lamb is one of the most popular ways to offer this tender meat on Easter, and this surefire recipe is the perfect way to serve it up.

Using a bit of garlic, fresh herbs, Dijon, and oil, you’ll give the leg a good rub and work to get the ingredients into score marks made over the surface. From there, your oven naturally does the rest of the work. Be sure to serve this with Chungah’s Hasselback Potatoes to really get the dramatic aesthetics right.

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Rack of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs

A lovely rectangular plate lined with silver accents serving a rack of medium rare lamb chops freshly cut from a rack of lamb garnished with rosemary.
Epicurious

Rack of lamb is surprisingly easy to prepare, too, and makes a stunning Easter centerpiece. Right around this time of year, lamb is easy to find in the butcher’s corner in most supermarkets. Ask for a frenched rack of lamb trimmed with only a bit of fat remaining.

A quick browning session followed by a garlic and herb rub, then a quick oven roast and some rest time are what it takes for this rack of lamb to reach a gorgeous medium-rare. Follow directions for reaching other desired internal temperatures.

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Greek Boneless Leg of Lamb Braise

A blue oval plate topped with tender leg of lamb, served with pearl onions and fresh herbs.
The Mediterranean Dish

Oven roasts boast an all-meaty flavor that many people treasure, but if you are looking for more of a brothy braise, lamb tastes amazing that way, too!

There’s no better way to soak all the hearty flavors into one easy dish than this Greek-inspired braise (or slow-cooked) boneless leg of lamb. Dotted garlic cloves and a wet spice rub work wonders in producing astounding flavor, and the pearl onions add just the right touch before indulging in this fork-tender meal.

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Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

A slow roasted garlic lamb shoulder served on a cutting board with roasted garlic, accompanied by a plate of roasted potatoes and the meal topped with gravy on a plate.
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Fresh rosemary and warm garlic cloves work in tandem to produce a roast lamb dinner everyone will love. It’s super easy to put together; even though it looks like an elaborate and fancy meal to make, you’ll be sure to wow your guests and family members.

After achieving the guaranteed fall-apart-tender results, you’ll be proud of the striking results. Be sure to finish this dish with a drizzle of scratch gravy for a well-rounded taste.

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Garlic and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

A rectangular serving plate with eight herb crusted lamb chops topped with a delicious two ingredient pan sauce for extra flavor.
Natasha’s Kitchen

Garlic and herb encrusted chops finished just right with a rich pan sauce will have you hooked on lamb. This easy-to-follow recipe is probably the easiest way to serve lamb chops with minimal ingredients and very little actual cooking time involved.

Plus, this recipe delivers restaurant-worthy results and feeds a family of three or four! So, if you are looking for a simple yet elegant meal to present on Easter, this one’s for you.

Get the Recipe: Natasha’s Kitchen

Red Wine-Braised Lamb Neck

An oval casserole enameled Dutch Oven filled with wine braised lamb neck with cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives, with a serving spoon on the side.
Tasting Table

Wine-braised lamb neck is a cheaper alternative to the rack or chops and ends with a comforting one-pot dish that’ll feed many. The meat will transform into the most tender and full-bodied plate of delish because it’s cooked low and slow.

The recipes call for discarding the veggies, but we say to keep these for an extra hearty appeal. Serve this dish over a heaping pile of buttery mashed potatoes.

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Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks in a Red Wine Sauce

Two side by side images displaying a slow braised lamb shanks dinner. The left image is of a nicely plated lamb shank topping a bowl of mashed potatoes drizzled with wine sauce and the right image is of a fork pulling apart the tender lamb shank meat.
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This luxuriantly flavored dish boasts incredible results you’ll want to make again every year. The straightforward recipe takes you through a quick searing session, followed by making the rich red wine sauce, which immerses flawlessly into the meat over a two-hour braise.

Like an Osso Bucco dish, the wine-braised lamb shanks serve excellently on a small mound of mashed potatoes finished with a generous drizzle of the extra sauce.

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Don’t let cooking lamb intimidate you. With any of these easy-to-follow recipes, you’ll have a gorgeous meal ready to surprise the whole family this Easter Sunday.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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