Looking for roast lamb recipes? Want to make a lamb shank? Try our best lamb recipes below, then check out our leftover lamb ideas.


Lamb doesn’t have to be an expensive purchase. Buying lesser-used, cheaper cuts means you’ll get the most from your meat and even more flavour. Shoulder is a great alternative to leg, either whole or chopped up for a stew. The scrag, cut from the neck, is also a great cost-cutting option, best used in casseroles and soups.

Serving lamb as part of a Sunday roast? We have plenty of ideas for roast lamb, including roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangere potatoes, rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb. We have tips for how to prepare lamb, which roasting tin to use and how to get juicy lamb. If you're looking for alternative roast recipes, check out our best ever roast recipes.

Easy lamb recipes

Lamb cutlets with celeriac slaw

For a main course that’s designed to impress, check out these lamb cutlets with colatura di alici, tarragon and celeriac slaw. Colatura di alici is an Italian condiment made from fermented salted anchovies – a few drops of this adds umami richness to the dish.

A plate topped with two grilled lamb chops and a shredded carrot and celeriac salad with green herbs

Lamb biryani

Skip the takeaway and recreate this Indian classic at home. Tender, melt-in-the-mouth lamb takes the spotlight, accompanied by subtly spiced rice and saffron cream.

Plate of lamb biryani topped with pomegranate seeds and coriander leaves

Slow-cooker leg of lamb

This leg of lamb is slow-cooked with madeira, red onion, prunes and thyme, so it's rich and intense in flavour with a hint of sweetness.

Plate of shredded leg of lamb topped with prunes, pomegranate seeds and mint

Lamb casserole with hash brown top

You can recreate this rich lamb casserole with crispy hash browns on top without turning the oven on. If you prefer, you can brown this in the oven and leave it to stay warm while you serve your starter.

Lamb casserole in a pot topped with hash browns

How to cook the perfect roast leg of lamb

Roast lamb is a classic Easter Sunday favourite – here’s how to get it juicy and pink on the inside, and beautifully crisp on the outside.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Caper Butter and Mint Sauce

Lamb cutlets with mustard and shallot sauce

Perfect for sharing, try our version of dibi, a Senegalese street food of roast lamb served with a mustard dipping sauce.

Plate of lamb cutlets with a dipping sauce in a bowl

Braised lamb boulangère

Tender chunks of lamb are layered up with potato and finished with a crisp, butter-brushed top in this warming boulangère recipe. This recipe comes from Bottle + Rye chef Ben Hughes-Gage.

A small oven proof dish filled with Bottle + Rye’s braised lamb boulangère with a golden crisp top

Lamb chops with green olive and orange salsa

Serve buttery lamb chops with a quick olive, orange and rosemary relish. Fresh and modern, it's a great dinner choice for when you fancy something light.

Lamb chops with an orange salsa on a green dinner plate

Slow-cooked lamb gyros

Gyros are classic Greek fast food. In our version, we swap the traditional spit-roasted meat for pull-apart, shredded lamb, and add a moreish garlicky sauce.

Slow-cooked lamb gyros

Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, garlic and rosemary

A punchy rub takes this roast joint to the next level – and yields a deliciously buttery sauce to serve it with.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Herb-stuffed rolled lamb breast

Roll this great-value cut of lamb with mustard and herbs then bake until soft and tender so it falls apart into the white wine onion gravy.

Rolled Lamb Breast Recipe Stuffed with Herbs

Lamb hotpot

Lamb, wild garlic and watercress butter meet in this warming Lancashire classic, making it a brilliant dish for a cosy night in.

A lamb hotpot in a casserole dish with fresh herbs

Lamb, tomato and oregano ragu

Swap same-old spag bol for this velvety lamb sauce, made light and fragrant with fresh oregano. Serve draped with a blanket of parmesan.

Lamb, tomato and oregano ragu

Lamb neck, preserved lemon, white beans and harissa

Try this Lebanese-inspired lamb dish as part of a Middle Eastern mezze, full of flavour and perfect for sharing.

A blue plate with lamb neck on top of a bed of white beans, topped with pomegranate seeds and a red sauce.

Slow roast leg of lamb

Our rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb is really delicious and worth a little effort for the perfect Sunday lunch. Learn how to stuff your own leg of lamb with our simple step-by-step guide and serve with some roasties, greens and lots of gravy.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe With Rosemary and Apricot Stuffing

Spicy lamb filo pie

Try mixing Easter lunch up with this aromatic blend of lamb, sweet spices, harissa and sweet potato, all wrapped up in a crisp filo case and drenched in yogurt hummus sauce.

Filo Lamb Pie Recipe

Lamb scrumpets

Lamb breast is coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried, served with anchovy mayonnaise for a delicious snack or starter.

Stacked lamb scrumpets next to a ramekin of anchovy mayonnaise and a lemon wedge

Slow-roasted lamb with wild oregano

Impress friends and family at your next gathering with this succulent and comforting slow-roasted lamb recipe with wild oregano.

Slow-Roasted Lamb Recipe with Wild Oregano

Roast lamb with anchovy butter and boulangere new potatoes

This spring lamb recipe is one of our favourite show-stoppers. The richness of the boulangère potatoes works wonders with the anchovy buttered lamb. Perfect for an easy weekend slow cook.

Roast anchovy butter lamb with boulangère new potatoes

Leg of lamb with pomegranate and balsamic onions

Give classic roast lamb a clever makeover. The sweetness of the roasted onions is offset by a good splash of balsamic vinegar, and pomegranate molasses is used with a touch of harissa as a glaze for the lamb.

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate and Balsamic Onions Recipe

Braised shoulder of lamb

Lamb shoulder, done properly. This crowd-pleaser from London's The Red Lion & Sun roasts lamb with a whole bottle of red wine for super-tender results.

A whole braised shoulder of lamb on a serving plate with someone sprinkling salt on top

Slow-roast leg of lamb with mint labneh

Mechoui lamb is traditionally roasted in a pit for hours to give meltingly tender meat. Long, slow cooking in a low oven replicates this. Try using a slow cooker to make this recipe.

Slow-roast mechoui lamb leg with mint labneh

Ras el hanout spiced leg of lamb with aubergine pilaf

Check out our lamb roast with aromatic ras el hanout and an easy spiced aubergine pilaf. A spicy alternative to a traditional roast, lamb is perfect for soaking up Middle Eastern flavours.

Ras El Hanout Lamb Recipe with Aubergine Pilaf

Lamb kleftiko

Check out these easy slow-cooked lamb shanks with waxy potatoes. Kleftiko is a Greek dish of lamb and potatoes slow cooked with white wine, lemon and oregano. Serve with bread for mopping up juices, and a green salad dressed with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shank Recipe For Lamb Kleftiko

Slow-cooked lamb and autumn veg one-pot

Check out our easy slow-cooked lamb with crunchy autumnal veg. This hearty one-pot is lovely served with cooked grains such as pearl barley or spelt.

Lamb and slices of autumn veg served in a baking dish

Healthy meatballs

If you’re after a healthy midweek dinner, look no further than our homemade lamb meatballs. Served on a bed of herb-flecked bulgur wheat, it’s a healthier version of an Italian classic.

Meatballs served on top of bulgur wheat

Roast lamb rump with flageolet and spring veg ragout

Check out our succulent lamb rump recipe with soft and tender flageolet beans and an easy aromatic sauce vierge. Make this easy lamb recipe for a dinner party.

Lamb with Flageolet Beans Recipe served in a white and grey bowl and a glass of red wine

Lamb shank rogan josh

Looking for a lamb shank rogan josh recipe? Using lamb shanks means this lamb recipe is tender and full of flavour. No need for a takeaway when you can devour these straight from the oven! Or simply freeze in portions for a warming and aromatic midweek meal.

Lamb Shank Rogan Josh

Summer roast lamb with tomato and caper marinade

Try our recipe for seasonal roast lamb with a fresh tomato and caper marinade. This roast lamb recipe using leg of lamb is a great alternative for Easter Sunday if you're looking for something lighter.

Summer Roast Lamb Recipe With Tomato and Caper Marinade

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Our gluten-free, slow-cooked lamb tortillas are great for a feast between family and friends, especially over the Easter period. Serve with our homemade salsa and guacamole dips plus a variety of toppings so everyone can get stuck in and make their own. Here are our favourite crowdpleaser recipes to create the ultimate feast.

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Pulled lamb with plum-sriracha

Looking for a lamb recipe to serve on Easter Sunday? Check out our pulled lamb recipe with a sweet plum-sriracha marinade. This lamb is slow-cooked for six hours for the ultimate melt in the mouth meat, serve in the middle of the table for perfect sharing food.

Pulled Lamb Shoulder Recipe with Plums

Three-hour shoulder of lamb

Looking to cook a lamb shoulder? Try this three-hour meltingly tender shoulder of lamb which is perfect for a Sunday roast lunch and is zinged up with a dash of fresh coriander and mint.

Three-hour shoulder of lamb

Slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb, peas, broad beans and mint

This recipe for slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb, peas, broad beans and mint comes from Noble Rot and is great for an easy but impressive dinner party main. Try making it for an easy Easter Sunday lunch.

Slow-Cooked Lamb Recipe with Peas, Broad Beans and Mint

Midweek mini lamb roast

We've taken the classic British Sunday roast and popped it in a giant Yorkshire pud with all the trimmings for an easy midweek meal for two.

Mini Lamb Roast Recipe

Lamb stew with Guinness

Check out our warming one-pot lamb and Guinness stew with creamy mash and peas. No pre-frying of ingredients required for this simple stew.

Lamb and Guinness stew with chunky vegetables in a pot

Lamb shoulder with garlic potatoes and redcurrant glaze

Check out this succulent slow-roasted lamb dish with crispy garlic potatoes. Our easy recipe is perfect for an impressive Sunday lunch centrepiece.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Slow-cooked lamb shawarma

This lamb shoulder is slathered with a punchy marinade of garlic, ginger, cumin, fennel, turmeric and cinnamon, then slow-roasted for a fall-apart texture and served with homemade harissa.

A lamb joint on a wooden board with a pot of red chunky sauce, a couple of forks and some flatbread

Lamb neck, preserved lemon, white beans and harissa

This Lebanese-inspired lamb dish comes from the kitchens of Sohaila, a restaurant in Shoreditch created by social enterprise Fat Macy’s.

A blue plate with lamb neck on top of a bed of white beans, topped with pomegranate seeds and a red sauce.

Braised lamb shanks

Make this easy, budget-friendly casserole for a comforting dinner. Braised lamb shanks are cooked slowly in a red wine sauce and served with crushed new potatoes.

Braised lamb shanks with new potatoes on a plate

Spicy lamb noodles

Put leftover roast lamb to great work in this speedy noodle dish. Packed with sweet honey, salty soy and spicy harissa, it's full of complementary flavours.

A frying pan filled dwith lamb, noodles, red pepper and green broccoli, on a blue background

Lamb ribs

These mouthwatering tender lamb ribs are marinated in a spice rub, before being slow-roasted and brushed with a membrillo glaze, then crisped-up to finish.

Lamb ribs with in a bowl, with membrillo glaze

Zesty lamb meatballs with ricotta and mint shatta

A hot sauce popular throughout the Middle East, we’ve given shatta the cheat’s treatment using ready pickled jalapeños, plus fresh mint and orange for extra zip.

Plate of meatballs in a sauce next to flatbreads

Lamb and beef kebabs with burnt aubergine

Charred aubergine flesh is mixed with lamb and beef mince to add delicious smokiness to these meaty kebabs, which are inspired by the food of Tel Aviv.

A silver oven tray of round beef and lamb patties next to a chopped salad

Lamb steaks with tomato and rosemary

Feta adds a tangy flavour that really works with the sweet lamb and juicy tomatoes in this Greek-style dish. Ready in 30 minutes, it makes a perfect, simple midweek supper.

Lamb Steaks on a plate of couscous, plus another plate in the background

Pomegranate glazed lamb kebabs

Make a simple sweet, sour and sticky glaze using pomegranate molasses and chilli jam, then slather on shop-bought lamb kebabs for an effortless BBQ main.

a plate of hummus, salad and lamb kebabs on wooden skewers

Mexican-style lamb stew

Toss lamb neck in chipotle chilli, oregano and spices to add a smoky punch to this hearty stew.

Mexican Lamb Stew Recipe with Lamb Neck

Braised shoulder of lamb

Lamb shoulder, done properly. This crowdpleaser from London's The Red Lion & Sun roasts lamb alongside a whole bottle of red wine for super-tender results.

A whole braised shoulder of lamb on a serving plate with someone sprinkling salt on top

Ploussard’s lamb and anchovy crumpet

Make these epic bites from Ploussard in Clapham – they're topped with slow-cooked lamb, anchovy emulsion and barley puffs.

A sophisticated crumpet with toppings on a small white plate

Lamb, pea and wild garlic lasagne

Fresh from Ombra, a Venetian-styled bacaro in London, this next-level lasagne showcases seasonal ingredients and is the perfect lazy weekend project.

Grating parmesan over a plate of lasagne

Lamb meatballs with labneh and flatbreads

Combine gently spiced lamb, date and pine nut meatballs with thick, creamy fresh cheese (known as labneh) and plenty of herbs to make a great plated starter or canapés.

A serving platter full of lamb meatballs with little bowls of crudites and dips surrounding it

Rolled lamb leg with salsa verde stuffing

Pair fresh, zingy, vibrant salsa verde with lamb for a zesty alternative to your usual stuffing – it's a summery twist on a classic Sunday roast.

Rolled lamb joint in a roasting tin surrounded by green broad beans and a small pot of salsa verde, next to a bowl of carrots and potatoes

Lamb shank nihari

In Pakistan, this dish is traditionally cooked all night and eaten for breakfast with hot, freshly made naans. It’s often made with extra bones so the marrow enriches the curry further, whilst a homemade nihari masala spice mix takes this dish to the next level of flavour.

A dish filled with lamb shanks in a deep brown curry broth with lime wedges on the side

Lamb chop curry (Andhra chintakaya chaap)

This Andhra recipe for lamb chop curry makes the most of simple ingredients, yet is packed with flavour. Lamb chops are marinated in tamarind and ginger then cooked with chilli and sliced potato so that everything becomes encased in the beautiful sticky sauce.

A blue rusted board topped with a platter of lamb chops covered in a ginger paste

Nkatsenkwan (groundnut stew with lamb)

Zoe Adjonyoh's warming peanut butter stew recipe features lamb, but it can be made with any combination of meat and seafood.

Groundnut stew with lamb

Lamb and tomato stew with butter beans and feta

This one-pot lamb stew is a doddle to make – the oven does all the work for you. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Lamb and Tomato Stew

Roast rack of lamb with rosemary

With rosemary, garlic and a kick of Dijon mustard, this marinated rack of lamb is great on the BBQ. All the prep can be done the day before.

Roast rack of lamb on a plate

Pressed lamb

Transform a lamb shoulder into slices of tender pressed meat then serve with a rich gravy made from its juices and a clever courgette side. From the kitchens of London's Caravel, this is an impressive recipe for a dinner party.

A slice of pressed lamb on a white plate with greens and gravy

Lamb shank shepherd’s pie

Elevate your shepherd’s pie by slow-cooking lamb shanks to melting perfection. This comforting dinner is the ultimate winter warmer for the whole family.

A white baking dish filled with a meat pie topped with mashed potato

Kashmiri lamb chops

These griddled lamb chops are fantastic served with a zingy mint chutney and watermelon salad to cut through the meaty richness. This recipe comes from London's Soho restaurant, Gunpowder.

A white plate topped with griddled lamb chops with a side of green chutney

Easy lamb bhuna

Check out our tender lamb bhuna recipe. This juicy curry recipe is easy to make and packed with plenty of flavour. Plus, it's low in calories too.

Pan of lamb bhuna next to a bowl of rice

Lamb koftas with jewelled rice

Impress with homemade zesty lamb koftas on a bed of vibrant jewelled rice, flavoured with pomegranate seeds, cumin, coriander, cardamom pods, saffron and pistachios.

A platter of lamb koftas with pomegranate rice

Lamb meatball shakshuka

Take your shakshuka to the next level with cumin lamb meatballs for a hearty family meal.

Shakshuka Recipe with Lamb Meatballs

Crispy lamb breast with malt vinegar sauce

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb.

A wooden surface topped with slices of crispy lamb breast

Spiced lamb and broccoli with pine nut, raisin and shallot dressing

Try this super simple spiced lamb recipe with tender long-stemmed broccoli, topped with a fresh and zingy lemon and shallot dressing, an easy midweek meal for two.

Lamb Leg Steak Recipe with Broccoli, Pine Nut and Shallot Dressing

Lamb curry with chana dal

This lamb and chana dal curry is a delicious one-pot dish that really requires no special sides, except for some rice or bread, a little salad, and a bit of creamy yogurt.

A pan of lamb curry with lime wedges on the side

Sesame-and-yogurt-crusted lamb

Jazz up your Sunday lunch and make this easy recipe for an impressive alternative roast. This simple but flavoursome leg of lamb is coated in a crunchy sesame and yoghurt crust and served with cucumber and red cabbage for extra colour and crunch, so grab a flatbread and get stuck in.

Yogurt Marinated Lamb with Sesame

Lamb naanwich

Try our lamb naanwich recipe, it's a super quick and easy spicy dinner, ready on the table in 30 minutes.

Lamb NaanWich

Greek lamb meatball, feta and tomato bake

Add Greek flavours of feta, oregano and pine nuts to this meaty tray bake and serve straight from the oven to allow everyone to dig in.

Greek lamb meatball, feta and tomato bake

Lamb tacos with minted pea guacamole

Get stuck into these paprika and cumin-spiced lamb tacos and serve with a zingy pea guacamole for a vibrant Friday night treat.

Lamb tacos with minted pea guacamole, feta and onion

Lamb sausage rolls

Looking for a quirky snack to hand out at your next dinner party? Try these meaty, spring lamb sausage rolls with mint and lemon. Just make sure you buy all-butter pastry if you want them to really wow.

Lamb Sausage Rolls Recipe

Crusted lamb skewers with dill flatbreads and garlic yogurt

Marinate lamb in zesty lemon, fiery chillies and fennel seeds, and serve with homemade flatbreads, dill and a creamy garlic yogurt for a quick spring dinner.

Lamb Skewers Recipe with Flatbreads and Garlic Yogurt

Lamb shish kebab

Make your own shish kebabs with saffron and caramelised onions, and serve with warm pittas and tzatziki. Saffron adds both flavour and a beautiful colour.

Lamb shish kebabs with pitta pockets and caramelised onions in a bowl

Broad bean smash with lamb shawarma

Make our succulent lamb with vibrant, new-season broad beans and a dreamy, creamy feta sauce to feed the family this weekend.

Lamb Shawarma Recipe with Broad Beans

Lamb steaks with yeast butter and warm hummus

Check out our succulent seasonal lamb recipe, complete with homemade yeast butter. The perfect recipe for impressing a loved one!

Lamb steaks with yeast butter and warm hummus

Grilled lamb cutlets in spicy green miso

Check out Luiz Hara's lamb recipe with spicy miso marinade. This easy lamb dish is simple to make and packed with plenty of flavour.

Lamb Cutlets Recipe with Green Miso

Lamb ragu pappardelle

Check out this melt-in-the-mouth pappardelle with indulgent lamb ragu. The easy yet impressive recipe comes from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden.

Lamb Ragu Pappardelle Recipe

Lamb cutlets with pesto and beans

Check out this super simple lamb recipe. These cutlets are quickly marinated to deepen the juicy flavour, serve with a fresh pesto bean salad for an easy midweek meal ready in just 20 minutes.

Lamb Cutlets Recipe with Pesto and Beans

Beer-braised lamb tacos with charred green tomato salsa

Impress your friends at your next BBQ with these tender braised lamb shoulder tacos. Serve with our homemade punchy green tomato salsa and a moreish bean salad. You can use regular red tomatoes for this if you can’t get green.

Braised lamb tacos on a wooden plank with with tomato salsa

Lamb steaks with giant couscous

Try our simple lamb steaks with giant couscous. This quick and easy everyday recipe is super fresh and filling, a great evening meal for two.

Lamb Steaks with Giant Cous Cous

Sizzling tandoori lamb chops

Check out these tandoori spiced lamb chops with a fresh and vibrant chopped kachumber salad. This easy recipe is ready in 35 minutes and will make for a quick and flavoursome midweek meal.

Tandoori Lamb Chops Recipe served on a wooden board with warmed naan bread and a chopped kachumber salad in a blue bowl

Greek lamb-stuffed courgettes

Make the most of this versatile vegetable by topping with spiced lamb mince, pine nuts and feta in this crowd-pleasing Mediterranean dish.

Greek lamb-stuffed courgettes

Lamb soup (lamb harira)

Harira is a traditional lamb soup from the Maghreb region of North Africa. It's more often than not a meal served to break the Ramadan fast. We have bulked up our Harira using puy lentils.

Lamb Harira

Korean lamb chops

Try this quick and easy Korean lamb chops recipe, great for a weekend BBQ when you have lots of guests to feed. Buy heavily-trimmed lamb cutlets, so they only need a quick flash on a griddle to become perfectly pink, tender and succulent.

Korean Lamb Chops

Late-summer lamb, tomato and tamarind stew

Tamarind paste gives a sweet-sour edge to this soupy stew. Keep the lamb pieces small so they cook evenly.

Late-summer lamb, tomato and tamarind stew

Harissa lamb-stuffed courgettes

Fill courgettes with a mix of lamb mince, garlic, cumin and harissa, and bake in a fiery tomato sauce to make an exciting weeknight meal for two.

An oven dish of harissa lamb-stuffed courgettes in a red sauce

Lamb chops with mint sauce potatoes

A summery way to serve grilled lamb chops, with new potatoes tossed in a red onion, mint and mustard dressing.

Lamb chops with mint sauce potatoes

Lamb and turnip summer hotpot

Make the most of turnips by thinly slicing and using as an earthy, slightly sweet topping to this hearty lamb stew.

A speckled baking dish filled with a stew and layered with thin and crispy slices of turnip on top

Lamb, harissa and fennel salad

Sabrina Ghayour's punchy salad is inspired by her travels in Bangkok. She matches pan-fried lamb leg steaks with pomegranate seeds, fennel, fresh mint and a rose harissa dressing.

Lamb, harissa and fennel salad

Got lamb leftover? Use it in one of these recipes...

Lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt

This lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt takes a while but is really easy to make. Serve with some naan breads and a generous portion of rice on the side.

Lamb and tomato curry with mint yogurt

Mini lamb hotpots

Want a classic hotpot recipe? Make a batch of these mini lamb hotpots and freeze them for later. They're easy to make and great for an Easter feast.

Mini lamb hotpots

Lamb with soft herb salad and mint sauce dressing

Make the most of left-over lamb by serving with a fresh mint dressing in a zingy summer salad.

A white platter with green leaves and slices of pink lamb

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