21 Delicious ways to cook with lamb all year long

Nov 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ET

If you're thinking that cooking lamb is complicated and only doable during Easter, then you'll be surprised at all the ways you can cook with a variety of lamb cuts and still get dinner on the table easily.

This holiday season, right next to the typical spiral ham, serve up a leg of lamb, a platter of lamb chops, a gorgeous crown roast or any of the following recipes. We hope these inspire you to find the courage to cook lamb in your kitchen this season.

1. Lamb barbacoa with avocado tacos recipe

Lamb barbacoa with avocado tacos

Blog: Muy Bueno Cooking

Start off by cooking lamb with a Latin twist, like this lamb barbacoa with avocado tacos.

2. Moroccan spiced lamb burgers with apricot chutney and pistachio-feta pesto recipe

Moroccan spiced lamb burgers with apricot chutney and pistachio feta pesto

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

We're drooling over these Moroccan spiced lamb burgers with apricot chutney and pistachio-feta pesto. The condiments just make this recipe amazing, and the burger patty is super flavorful.

3. Lightened-up lamb tagine recipe

Lightened up lamb tagine

Unlike the classic tagine, this is a healthier version. Try this lightened-up lamb tagine served over rice.

4. Lamb and peas lasagna recipe

lamb and peas lasagna

Blog: I Am a Food Blog

In this lamb and peas lasagna, you'll find the flavors of rich lamb, sweet peas and fresh mint. A delicious combination of ingredients.

5. Slow cooker Emirati lamb stew recipe

Slow cooker Emirati lamb stew

Break out the slow cooker, and bring some food culture to the table by making this slow cooker Emirati lamb stew.

6. Slow cooler lamb stroganoff recipe

Slow cooler lamb stroganoff
Blog: Recipe Girl

A classic dish but now made in the slow cooker, this recipe for slow cooler lamb stroganoff is a great dish for cooler nights. Perfect when served over egg noodles or jasmine rice.

7. Homemade Moroccan merguez sausages recipe

Homemade Moroccan merguez sausages

Blog: Always Order Dessert

Ever had merguez sausages at a fancy restaurant? Now you can make these homemade Moroccan merguez sausages at home — no need for special casings.

8. Grilled harissa lamb chops recipe

Grilled harissa lamb chops

Blog: Skinnytaste

Slather up your lamb chops with harissa, a slightly spicy chili pepper condiment, to make these grilled harissa lamb chops.

9. Greek lamb meatballs recipe

Greek lamb meatballs

Blog: Nutmeg Nanny

Greek lamb meatballs make the perfect holiday party appetizer, since they are the perfect bite-sized shape.

10. Brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto recipe

Brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto

Blog: Running to the Kitchen

How comforting does this brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto look? Serve up a bowl of this, and sit next to the fireplace — a surefire way to warm up.

11. Lamb and roasted root vegetable shepherd's pie recipe

Lamb and roasted root vegetable Shepherd's pie

Blog: Farmgirl Gourmet

Layer the goodness of seasonal root vegetables and gorgeous lamb for this lamb and roasted root vegetable shepherd's pie.

12. Grilled marinated lamb recipe

Grilled marinated lamb

Blog: Nutmeg Nanny

A basic recipe, this grilled marinated lamb will be the star of your holiday table. Spiral ham who?

13. Swedish lamb stew with pears recipe

Swedish lamb stew with pears

Blog: Tori Avey

Swedish lamb stew with pears, a fantastic combination of fresh, crisp pears with your favorite cut of lamb.

14. Braised lamb with apricots recipe

Braised lamb with apricots

Blog: Healthy Delicious

Take advantage of all the stone fruit in the market, and make this braised lamb with apricots. Can't find apricots? Substitute with peaches or plums.

15. Ground lamb and hummus pita pizza recipe

Ground lamb and hummus pita pizzas

Blog: Table for Two

Need a quick dinner idea? If you're like us, you always have hummus around, so these ground lamb and hummus pita pizzas would make the best dinner idea, with a big salad on the side.

16. Spicy harissa lamb meatballs with feta recipe

Spicy harissa lamb meatballs with feta

Blog: Blogging over Thyme

This spicy harissa lamb meatballs with feta recipe might have some ingredients you don't use every day, but it's a comfort food dish with a twist you'll fall in love with.

17. Rosemary-garlic grilled leg of lamb recipe

Rosemary garlic grilled leg of lamb

Blog: All Day I Dream about Food

There's nothing classier than serving up a rosemary-garlic grilled leg of lamb with condiments like horseradish mayonnaise and mint jelly.

18. Yogurt-marinated lamb kebabs recipe

Yogurt marinated lamb kebabs

Blog: What's Gaby Cooking

Serve up these yogurt-marinated lamb kebabs at your next party. The yogurt tenderizes the lamb perfectly.

19. Roasted leg of lamb with tzatziki and pomegranate tabbouleh recipe

Roasted leg of lamb with tzatziki and pomegranate tabbouleh

Blog: Eats Well with Others

We want to make this roasted leg of lamb with tzatziki and pomegranate tabbouleh just for the tabbouleh. Gorgeous colors!

20. Moroccan spiced lamb with fiery chili sauce recipe

Moroccan spiced lamb with fiery chili sauce

Blog: Healthy Delicious

Moroccan spiced lamb with fiery chili sauce — we're thinking it'd be amazing served on top of fluffy white rice to soak up all that sauce.

21. Herb-crusted grilled lamb chops recipe

Herb-crusted grilled lamb chops

Blog: Foxes Love Lemons

Pack on some gorgeous seasonal herbs — whatever you have on hand — to make these herb-crusted grilled lamb chops. An impressive dinner option.

More lamb recipes

Tonight's Dinner: Grilled merlot lamb
Light spring lamb dishes

Cumin and coriander-crusted leg of lamb

Comments