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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lamb, wild garlic and watercress butter meet in this warming Lancashire classic, making it a brilliant dish for a cosy night in.
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.
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.
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.
Lamb breast is coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried, served with anchovy mayonnaise for a delicious snack or starter.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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