13 Impressive Lamb Recipes for Easter Dinner

Spiced Lamb Kebabs With Fresh Herbs
Photo: Eva Kolenko

Along with ham, lamb is pretty standard fare for Easter—and if you're planning on making it this year, we've rounded up 13 different ways you can prepare it, so you can avoid repeating the same old rack recipe. There's Greek-style leg of lamb, braised lamb with herb-scented jus, and even kebabs, if you want to mix it up. Check out the full spread below.

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Fennel Pollen–Roasted Rack of Lamb with Radish Leaf Pesto

Fennel Rack of Lamb with Radish Leaf Pesto
Eric Wolfinger

Beyond the bulb and fronds, bright yellow fennel pollen has a bold anise flavor. Chef Sarah Heller of Radish Leaf Cuisine in Napa, California, uses it as a rub for roasted rack of spring lamb. The radish leaf pesto is a prime example of root-to-stem cooking: The peppery leaves, basil, almonds, and Pecorino make a vibrant, delicious topper for the chops when served.

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13 Impressive Lamb Recipes for Easter Dinner

We’ve rounded up 13 different ways you can prepare it, so you can avoid repeating the same old rack recipe.

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Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb. Photo © Ingalls Photography
© Ingalls Photography

For an easy way to prepare a rack of lamb, simply rub it with plenty of garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt before roasting.

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Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Grapes

Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Grapes
© Ashley Rodriguez

A fruity mixture of seedless grapes, white wine and honey adds delicious flavor to these grilled lamb chops.

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Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Kebabs with Lemon Butter

Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Kebabs With Lemon Butter
© Kana Okada

Coating lamb in whole-milk yogurt gives these Indian kebabs delicious tang.

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender
© Paul Costello

This delicious, fragrant lamb is served with a sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar.

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Grilled Lambs with Peperonata

Grilled Lambs with Peperonata
PHOTO © JOHN KERNICK

Peperonata

, a fantastic mix of stewed peppers, onions, raisins and anchovies makes a perfect accompaniment.

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary
© Amy Neunsinger

Chef Curtis Stone serves this incredible lamb with an easy mint sauce.

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Greek-Style Leg of Lamb

Greek-Style Leg of Lamb

This Mediterranean-inspired dish pairs well with a dark, cherry-flavored Cabernet Franc.

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Basil-Crusted Leg of Lamb with Lemon Vinaigrette

Basil-Crusted Leg of Lamb with Lemon Vinaigrette
© Stephanie Foley

Daniel Boulud's excellent lamb features a basil-and-pine nut crust.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Ladolemono

Grilled Lamb Chops with Ladolemono

These fast lamb chops are made with ladolemono, a super simple Greek sauce of lemon choice and olive oil.

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Braised Lamb with Herb-Scented Jus

Braised Lamb with Herb-Scented Jus
© Fredrika Stjärne

Chef David Mawhinney uses leftover meat for delicious lamb sandwiches.

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Braised Lamb with Garlic, Wine, and Lovage

Braised lamb with garlic wine and lovage
Greg Dupree

This simple braise yields fork-tender lamb in just 2 hours. Lovage, a perennial herb that smells and tastes similar to celery, is sometimes available at specialty grocery stores or farmers markets; celery leaves make a fine substitute.

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Spiced Lamb Kebabs with Fresh Herbs

Spiced Lamb Kebabs With Fresh Herbs
Eva Kolenko

In this recipe, aromatic lamb and creamy chickpeas soften into a crispy, moist patty once cooked.

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