Cooking a whole leg of lamb this Easter? You’re definitely going to have some leftovers. Here, six great ideas for how to use them.

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Cooking a whole leg of lamb this Easter? You’re definitely going to have some leftovers. Here, six great ideas for how to use them.

F&W Editors
April 02, 2015

Cooking a whole leg of lamb this Easter? You’re definitely going to have some leftovers. Here, six great ideas for how to use them.

1. In soup
This creamy North African-inspired soup is perfect for using up cooked lamb.

2. In salad
Chef Tim Love makes a fantastic main-course salad with chilled slices of lamb, greens and a dressing made with both raspberry vinegar and preserves.

3. In tacos
For incredible, Greek-inflected tacos, combine the leftover lamb with mint, grilled onions and feta cheese.

4. In pita pockets
Stuff lamb, pickled red onions, feta cheese and a bright-flavored tomato-ginger compote into pita pockets for a quick and delicious lunch.

5. In quesadillas
Tender, juicy lamb is great in these crisp, gooey quesadillas—especially with a tangy cucumber-yogurt sauce.

6. In pasta
Dice the leftover lamb and use it in this richly flavored Abruzzi-style sauce. It’s perfect for penne.

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