35+ Favorite Ground Lamb Recipes (Easy + Healthy)

Have some ground lamb to use up? Here are 35+ healthy ground lamb recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to soups, stews and more. They’re all SO delicious (and easy to make too)!

Ground lamb is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes – from savory pasta dishes to soups, lamb burgers, shepherd’s pie and more!

Here are 35+ healthy dinner recipes with ground lamb.

Some of the most popular recipes on my blog include these Lamb Burgers, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, and Lamb Stir Fry. But there are so many great options!

Keep reading to discover some new favorite ground lamb recipes.

PS – Most of these recipes will work with ground chicken, turkey, pork or lean ground beef too!

Easy Ground Lamb Recipes (That are SO Delicious!)

Overhead shot of lemon orzo dressed with tzatziki, cucumber slices, lemons and lamb.
Lemon Orzo Bowls with ground lamb & tzatziki are a Greek-inspired healthy dinner that’s got the flavors of a gyro sandwich, all piled into one bowl.
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30-Minute Lamb Stir Fry with Green Beans will be on your dinner table in a hurry. Serve it over rice for a wholesome meal that will bring some excitement to your weeknight cooking routine.
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These delicious Lamb Dumplings are served up in a spicy ginger broth for ultimate slurp-ability. Easy dumplings are made with wonton wrappers and filled with ground lamb, mushrooms, ginger & garlic.
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This Ground Lamb Pasta with feta, cherry tomatoes & calabrian chiles is the tastiest way to recreate the baked feta TikTok craze that's been sweeping the internet. It's creamy, tangy and so super delicious!
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Side view of two lamb burgers arranged on plate next to bowl of caramelized onions and glass of red wine.
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions are perfect for the summer grilling season. The lamb burgers are seasoned with a red wine reduction, as are the caramelized onions, then they're topped with creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula. Yum!
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This classic take on skillet shepherd’s pie with lamb features savory meat and vegetable filling topped with cheesy mashed potatoes for the ultimate winter comfort food.
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Sheet Pan Greek Meatballs and Tzatziki: Oven baked meatballs served with thick sweet potatoes fries, lots of Tzaziki, and all the “extras”!
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Lamb Sausage Pizza with Confit Tomatoes and Fennel. Pizza is covered with crumbled homemade lamb merguez sausage, fragrant confit tomatoes, shallots and garlic, shaved fennel and cheese.
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These Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate Barbeque Sauce are no exception. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or a main course – you will absolutely love the bold and vibrant flavors.
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These buttery, flaky, Middle Eastern lamb puff pastry triangles are the perfect snack or appetizer.
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Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto.
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These easy chimichurri meatballs make a delicious, quick dinner when paired with a big salad, or serve them as a fun, dippable party appetizer—either way, they’re sure to be a hit!
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Stuffed Eggplant is a popular dish in Lebanon and many Middle Eastern countries. Stuffed dishes are called mahshi. This dish combines baby eggplant, and spiced ground lamb.
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Lamb ragu recipe made with red sauce filled with carrots, celery, onion and lamb slowly simmered until the lamb is falling apart tender.
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This Rustic Lamb Pie is a great way to introduce your friends and family to a new flavorful dish using ground lamb. It’s hearty and homey and just perfect for the season.
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Lamb Sliders topped them with a tangy feta sauce, cabbage slaw and sweet caramelized onions.
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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Avocado Goddess Sauce: What’s amazing about this recipe is that even though it’s loaded with flavor and texture, it’s actually very simple and easy to make. Simple, quick, light, healthy, delicious, and pretty much the most perfect weeknight dinner.
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Hearty and bold, this Morocco-inspired grilled lamb burger gets a little kick from harissa mayo and a topping of crisp pickled cabbage.
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Sfeeha is a variation of a meat pie or fatayar, it is more of a pizza than a pie. Traditionally made with with ground beef, this version is made with ground lamb and topped with a tangy pomegranate molasses and yogurt.
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Middle Eastern-inspired spiced lamb skewers. Serve lamb kofta on a platter with naan, yogurt sauce, fresh veggies and tons of herbs.
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This burger combines ground lamb with a quick sweet and spicy harissa aioli, arugula, creamy goat cheese and served on potato buns.
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Try switching up the beef to ground lamb for your crunchwrap supreme’s! Loaded with melted cheese, spicy ground lamb, and a crunchy tostada and tortilla
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These Greek-inspired stuffed tomatoes with lamb and rice are an easy, family-friend dinner that has minimal prep, but delivers big flavor.
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Lamb Kofta Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce.
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These easy-to-make Harissa Lamb Tacos are perfect for busy weeknights OR for entertaining. Make them tongiht and top them with a creamy yogurt-feta sauce, quick pickled onions, crunchy cucumbers and fresh herbs!
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Homemade spicy lamb sausage is combined with spring vegetables like peas and greens for a comforting seasonal pasta.
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These loaded Greek fries are topped with lamb, pickled red onions, and feta cheese. You’ll love them dipped in whipped feta or tzatziki!
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Keema is a traditional Indian dish made of spiced ground meat such as lamb, onion, and usually peas or potatoes.
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This lamb hash recipe is made with ground lamb merguez sausage, potatoes, broccolini and eggs for an easy and flexible breakfast.
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The ultimate spring-inspired lamb pasta recipe, made with spicy ground lamb sausage, tender springtime vegetables, & lemon basil pesto.
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This homemade lamb and mint ragu comes together in less than 20 minutes and is perfect served over your favorite pasta or zoodles!
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These herby mediterranean inspired lamb meatballs are seared on the stovetop and served over creamy tzatziki and bulgur.
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A chickpea soup exploding with flavour!! Tastes like everyone’s favourite Chicken Shawarma, except it’s in chickpea soup form with lamb.
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Homemade Middle Eastern lamb meatballs are a weeknight favorite! The secret ingredient to keeping them juicy? Golden raisins!
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Pita Bowls are wholesome delicious bowls of your favorite Mediterranean toppings loaded over pita bread! SO GOOD! Best Mediterranean Bowls!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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35+ BEST Ground Lamb Recipes

35+ healthy ground lamb recipes to try out. Pasta recipes, soups, stews & more. They're all SO delicious & easy to make too! Try these Lemon Orzo Bowls with ground lamb & tzatziki. It's a Greek-inspired healthy dinner that’s got the flavors of a gyro sandwich, all piled into one bowl.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Tzatziki Sauce:

  • ½ cup grated cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced or grated)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint and dill leaves (chopped)
  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice



  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced or grated)
  • 1 pound ground American lamb
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

To Garnish:


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce.
  • Place cucumber in a strainer and salt it with 1 tsp kosher salt. Let it drain for 20 minutes, then press out all of the excess liquids with the back of a spoon. Combine the cucumber with the remaining ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Add the grated cucumber and kosher salt to a strainer and by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the orzo to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain and drizzle with olive oil. Add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • While the orzo is cooking, heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  • Add lamb, cumin and oregano and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up with a spoon until fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve over the orzo. Garnish with tzatziki, feta, fresh mint & dill, cucumbers, red onions, and tomatoes, as desired. Serve with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!


Make Ahead: Store the tzatziki separately. When ready to eat, just pop the orzo and lamb into the microwave, then top with the sauce and veggies.
Note: USDA requires ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.
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Calories: 787kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1319mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 4mg

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