Lamb is a firm family favourite so make it the centrepiece of your menu this weekend with our delicious new ideas
Lamb is a family favourite, whether you like it slow roast, griddled, in a curry, as a burger, whether you prefer shoulder, leg, shank, rack or cutlets you’ll find a recipe that the everyone will adore.
Whether you’re after a succulent recipe to roast on a Sunday, something to cook up in the spring or a brilliant recipe to serve up for Easter, there are so many different lamb recipes to choose from and each one truly tastes great.
Lamb is a great source of protein, iron and vitamin B12 and can be cooked up in a variety of ways to bring out a whole host of flavours. In Britain, lamb is usually in season during the spring and makes for a wonderful meat dish over the Easter period.
Roasting lamb is definitely a great way to cook the meat to bring out its tenderness and flavour. Our roast lamb stuffed with peppers and pine nuts deserves the time it takes to cook it. The meat becomes perfectly tender and it’s an absolute dream served with steamed potatoes and veg ? making it the ideal recipe for when you’re entertaining.
For a roasted lamb with a real kick, try our recipe for spice rub leg of lamb with vegetable couscous for a Sunday meal with a real difference.
Tagines, stews and skewers are also a great way to use lamb in the kitchen, and we’ve got recipes for the lot. So whether you fancy a traditional lamb stew or something a little more different with our lamb koftas, there’s a lamb dish for every cuisine you may fancy making tonight.
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It makes a wonderful change from your usual lamb recipes and doesn't take too long either - the family will love all the Greek flavours in this tender meat.
Get the recipe: Slow Roast Greek-Style Lamb
You'll need at least six hours to cook this dish, but the delicious flavours and really tender meat that it makes is totally worth the wait.
Get the recipe: Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder
Summery and full of flavour, this dish will leave everyone feeling satisfied and happy.
Get the recipe: Sticky Rack of Lamb with Mint
The spicy, fruity stuffing in this Persian style stuffed lamb with saffron potatoes helps make a leg of lamb stretch further.
It's a great one to try if you're feeding a crowd and the combination of fruit and spice is really pleasing.
Get the recipe: Persian Style Stuffed Lamb with Saffron Potatoes
A delicious middle-eastern dish made with the supergrain freekeh, this slow roasted lamb salad is full of fibre and protein.
Freekeh is a really high fibre grain that will help fill you up for longer and also contains zinc and iron too, so you know you're on the right track.
Get the recipe: Slow Roasted Lamb Salad
The balsamic vinegar gives this dish a lovely sharp and sweet taste, and it makes a great change from your usual Sunday roast recipe.
Get the recipe: Balsamic Lamb with Red Wine and Rosemary
The mint and lamb combination isn't unknown, but creating a herb crust adds a new touch to this mint pesto-crusted rack of lamb.
What's more, this dish serves four people and is ready in just 50 minutes, so it's a great one to try if you're throwing a dinner party.
Get the recipe: Mint Pesto-Crusted Rack of Lamb
Our herbed loin of lamb with mint sauce is a very smart recipe for a Sunday lunch that takes surprisingly little effort.
This dish served four people and is ready in just 40 minutes, so it's a great one to whizz up if you're in a hurry.
Lamb shanks often vary in size so cooking time will also, but the meat in the braised lamb shanks with tomatoes, white wine and chickpeas should be meltingly tender.
Lamb is a great source of protein and iron, while tomatoes and chickpeas contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals - so this hearty dish is a great one to try if you're trying to be healthy.
Get the recipe: Braised Lamb Shanks with Tomatoes, White Wine and Chickpeas
This lamb massaman curry is the perfect alternative to a Saturday night takeaway, full of flavour and just as filling it'll make for a hearty meal.
Whether you're entertaining and want something special or just cooking a meal for the family, it's a great one to try this weekend.
Get the recipe: Lamb Massaman Curry
Colourful and tasty, this lamb cutlet with broad bean purée dish really brings out the delicious flavours of the meat.
It's a great way to enjoy lamb if you're looking for a new recipe to try this week - with herbs and chilli, there are plenty of flavours going on in this dish.
Get the recipe: Lamb Cutlet with Broad Bean Purée
Lamb neck fillet is great value and full of flavour, but this lamb fillet with quinoa salad works equally as well with barbecued lamb cutlets.
This dish uses lamb neck fillet, which is a really underrated meat as it's inexpensive and yet so full of flavour - give this recipe a try and you'll soon be converted.
Get the recipe: Lamb Fillet with Quinoa Salad
A spicy lamb rogan josh curry is the ideal recipe for the weekend when you have a little more time to allow all the flavours to come together beautifully.
Served with yellow dhal, this colourful dish is a great one to try if you're entertaining this weekend.
Get the recipe: Lamb Rogan Josh
The anchovy and caper sauce that goes with these grilled lamb cutlets is an easy sauce to make and it brings out the best in the lamb.
Lamb cutlets are a really quick and easy dish to make, so perfect if you're in a hurry but still want something tasty.
A fantastic mini midweek roast, the lentils in this lamb fillet with creme fraiche are full of fibre and protein.
This delicious mix of flavours feels really special but is actually really quick to cook, so it's a great one to try in the week if you want something a little more substantial.
Get the recipe: Lamb Fillet with Creme Fraiche
Taken from the Hairy Bikers this lamb saag made with spinach and lamb is magic in a pan and a real classic curry.
Whether you want something to tuck into rather than ordering a take away or want to really impress your guests, this flavoursome curry is the perfect lamb dish to serve up.
Get the recipe: Lamb Saag
The yoghurt and coconut cream combination in this lamb korma helps to lessen the fat content compared to a typical curry.
So if you're hosting a curry night or dinner party, using this recipe is a fail safe one to use for the perfect curry.
Get the recipe: Lamb Korma
These lightly spiced lamb koftas with tzatziki are great to share and delicious enjoyed hot alongside a cooling tzatziki dip with soft flatbreads.
Whether you're looking for a weekend treat or a tasty sharing starter idea, this lamb recipe is a great one to have in your collection.
Get the recipe: Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki
Sumac has a real citrussy taste to it that nicely compliments the rich tones of the lamb in this sumac lamb with houmous dish.
It makes a wonderful weekend treat with tender lamb and home made houmous - what more could you want?
Get the recipe: Sumac Lamb with Houmous
This lamb tagine is one of those dishes that keeps improving in flavour and taste upon keeping.
It's a classic lamb recipe that's warm and hearty and will leave you feeling totally satisfied.
Get the recipe: Lamb Tagine
Looking for an alternative to beef burgers? Go for a spicier option with lamb and try this Middle Eastern burger - it'll soon become a firm favourite over the typical beef burger.
Using Middle Eastern spices and juicy lamb, these tender burgers are a great week night meal option.
Get the recipe: Middle Eastern Burger
A delicious lamb dish - this lamb fillet with chickpea and pomegranate couscous is full of flavour and healthy fibre.
This tasty recipe serves two, so it's a great one to try on a week night as it's really quick to make.
Get the recipe: Lamb Fillet with Chickpea and Pomegranate Couscous
If you're having friends over and want a no-fuss main idea that takes no time at all, or just need a quick but tasty week night main idea, try these lamb cutlets and you'll not be disappointed.
Get the recipe: Lamb Cutlets with Pomegranate and Mint
Lamb cutlets are really easy and speedy to cook, but still taste great, making this a great quick meal choice.
Get the recipe: Lamb Cutlets with Coconut Rice Pilaf
This recipe is really easy to make ahead if you're having people over and serves eight people, so it's great when you're feeding a crowd.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Lamb with Feta Stuffing
This dish is so simple but feels really luxurious, you'll want to make it again and again.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Herby Lamb Racks
Get the recipe: Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Cutlets with Lemon Green Beans
This recipe is our take on a South African Braai barbecue recipe and you'll just love the spiciness to the lamb.
Get the recipe: Lamb Sosaties
Get the recipe: Lamb Casserole with Apricots and Prunes
Get the recipe: Roast Rack of Lamb with Spring Veg and Hot Herby Dressing
With a whole host of different spices and sweet pitted dates, this dish has a real depth of flavour that just keeps giving.
Get the recipe: Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb
It's a zingy and light recipe that's full of flavour and would make the perfect main to any summer barbecue.
Get the recipe: Marinated Lamb Skewers with Giant Couscous Salad
It's a tasty recipe that will stretch really far - so great if you're feeding a crowd too.
Get the recipe: Butterflied Leg of Lamb
What's more, if you'd rather, this lamb recipe can be cooked up on the barbecue too so it's perfect for a summer gathering.
Get the recipe: Lamb with Oregano and Olive Stuffing
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and spinach is packed with vitamins, so you're safe in the knowledge this recipe is nice and healthy too.
Get the recipe: Sesame Lamb Patties with Chickpea and Spinach Salad
It makes a wonderful recipe if you're entertaining or would even serve as a fabulous Easter main too.
Get the recipe: Balsamic Glazed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Gratin
With bursting flavours and a real hearty textures, it's a go to warming dish for those long winter evenings.
Get the recipe: Fruity Lamb Stew
Left to soak in the marinade overnight, this lamb will be so full of flavour once it's cooked you can't help but smile.
Get the recipe: Marinated Roast Lamb with Oregano, Garlic and Lemon
Get the recipe: Spice Rub Leg of Lamb with Veg Couscous
This dish serves six, so it's a great one to make ahead and freeze.
Get the recipe: Creamy Spiced Lamb with Almonds
Left to soak in the marinade overnight, the flavour of this lamb becomes really intense thanks to the mix of Middle Eastern spices.
Get the recipe: Harissa and Yogurt Marinated Leg of Lamb
Whether you're entertaining or just want a special week night meal, try these this week and you'll have a new family favourite recipe.
Get the recipe: Spicy Lamb Patties
Simply stick them under the grill or get the griddle pan out, and voila!
Get the recipe: Sumac-spiced Lamb Kebabs with Couscous