All of the best leftover lamb recipes in one place so you can enjoy every last bit of your delicious lamb roast, shanks, chops, or steaks! There are savory breakfast recipes, robust spicy dishes, satisfying comfort foods, and some lighter fare that all feature tasty lamb roast leftovers!
The Best Leftover Lamb Recipes!
The weeks following Easter and Christmas I used to find myself scrambling to find new ways to use up leftover lamb meat. Over the years I've gathered up a few favorite recipes that are tried and true (and family approved), and I've featured them below.
In fact, we often look forward to enjoying the leftovers just as much as we did the original meal!
- The Best Leftover Lamb Recipes!
- 1. Lamb Gyros
- 2. Lamb Curry
- 3. Lamb Lancashire Hotpot
- 4. Shepherd's Pie
- 5.Lamb Ragu
- 6. Lamb Burning Love
- 7. Lamb Fajitas
- 8. Lamb Shakshuka
- 9. Leftover Lamb Stroganoff
- 10. Greek Lamb Moussaka
- 11. Irish Lamb Stew
- 12. Lamb Tagine
- 13. Lamb Sliders
- 14. Leftover Lamb Pizza
- 15. Leftover Lamb Tacos
- 📋 Recipe
1. Lamb Gyros
Leftover lamb gyros are one of my favorite simple recipes to make when I have leftover leg of lamb roast. They're perfect for lunch or dinner, and can be made in just a few minutes!
They are delicious when kept simple with pita bread and lamb meat, but adding some Greek salad and tzatziki sauce really takes it to the next level.
2. Lamb Curry
If you're looking for flavor, there's no shortage of it with this leftover lamb curry. It's rich, it's comforting, and it's a wonderful way to use up any roast lamb you have taking up space in your fridge.
3. Lamb Lancashire Hotpot
New potatoes cooked until tender with some hearty veggies and flavorful leftover lamb, what's not to like? This recipe is no-fuss, chopping the veggies is the hardest part!
4. Shepherd's Pie
Let's face it, anything topped with mashed potatoes is comfort food. This leftover lamb shepherd's pie is no exception!
Beneath the savory potato topping, tender veggies, shredded leftover lamb roast, and an indulgent gravy tie it all together!
If pasta is more your speed, try making some leftover lamb ragu! This recipe is quick and easy, plus the kiddos usually enjoy it just as much as the adults.
6. Lamb Burning Love
If you're a fan of potatoes then you will love this burning love made with leftover lamb! This traditionally Danish dish is generally made with bacon, but trust me when I tell you that lamb is just as tasty!
This is a quick and easy option if you're short on time but wanting to feed the whole family!
7. Lamb Fajitas
Fajitas are great because they are easy to customize! Leftover lamb fajitas are simple and delicious.
Lamb is just as tasty dipped in all your favorite fajita sauces as beef or chicken!
8. Lamb Shakshuka
This easy lamb shakshuka makes the perfect lazy breakfast for two. It features a spicy tomato sauce with poached eggs and, in this case, some tasty shredded lamb!
9. Leftover Lamb Stroganoff
A good stroganoff is always a hit! You can serve it on top of mashed potatoes, pasta, bread, rice, or whatever suits your mood.
It should be of no surprise that it's just as delicious with leftover lamb as it is with beef because it's a dish that's hard to mess up!
10. Greek Lamb Moussaka
If you aren't familiar with Greek comfort food, this is the place to start! In this recipe, leftover lamb is used to make a savory meat sauce that is layered up with eggplant and cheese then topped with creamy bechamel sauce.
It's easier than you'd think, and is definitely a must-try meal!
11. Irish Lamb Stew
Pre-cooked lamb means you don't have to simmer this stew for hours like a traditional beef stew. It features all the traditional stew veggies including carrots and potatoes, but you can also use up some of the veggies in the bottom of your crisper drawer if desired!
12. Lamb Tagine
This leftover lamb tagine (or tajine) is a simple one-pot meal that can be prepped up to 2 days in advance! It's a little fruity, a little spicy, and full of lots of flavor!
13. Lamb Sliders
Topped with tangy pickled red onions, these incredible lamb sliders feel gourmet with minimal effort on your part. A creamy Greek sauce is what sets these apart from your usual burgers!
14. Leftover Lamb Pizza
This lamb pizza is a flat bread, loaded with leftover lamb meat that's full of Middle Eastern flavor. There's no cheese on this pizza (just hear me out), but it is totally delicious with a drizzle of olive oil and yoghurt!
15. Leftover Lamb Tacos
Everyone loves tacos, and lamb makes an epic taco filling! Rather than taco seasoning, these tacos are flavored with Greek spices.
A cool and crunchy slaw gives them plenty of texture and will keep you from eating just one!
Any of the recipes listed above will make you thoroughly enjoy your lamb the second time around! Tell us which recipes you tried out by leaving us a message in the comment section!
Best Leftover Lamb Recipes: Leftover Lamb Lancashire Hot Pot (+More Great Ideas!)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 cup yellow onion (diced)
- 1 cup carrots (sliced)
- 1 lb roast lamb (lamb leftovers, diced into bite size pieces)
- 1 ½ tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper (to taste)
- 2 cups lamb stock (or chicken broth)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 lb russet potatoes (or Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon butter (melted, for brushing over the top)
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (170°C) and heat the olive oil in a Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.1 tablespoon olive oil
- Once the oil begins to shimmer add the onion and carrot then saute for 3-4 minutes, until the onion is fragrant and the carrots are beginning to become tender. Stir in the diced leftover lamb and all-purpose flour.1 cup yellow onion, 1 cup carrots, 1 lb roast lamb, 1 ½ tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Continue stirring the ingredients for about 1 minute, then add Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, stock or both, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, 2 cups lamb stock, 2 bay leaves
- Top the gravy with sliced potatoes, arranging them from the outer edge inward to the center of your Dutch oven. Layer as needed, then brush the potatoes with melted butter.1 lb russet potatoes, 1 tablespoon butter
- Cover your dish with the lid and bake at 325°F (170°C) for 1 hour. Remove from the oven when done and allow the hotpot to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Each 1 cup of sliced carrots is roughly 3 medium carrots. Wash and/or peel depending on your preferences.
- For every 1 pound of russet potatoes, you will have approximately 3-3 ½ cups worth of diced or sliced potatoes. Whether or not you peel them is a personal preference, I did not for this recipe.
- Storing: This Leftover lamb Lancashire hot pot can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days max. If your leftover lamb has already been refrigerated for a few days, it's best to eat it right away.
- Freezing: To freeze this hot pot, prepare it up to the point you should bake it (step 5). Then cover it tightly, and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost it in the fridge overnight before reheating.
- Reheating: If frozen before baking, start at step 5 and add 10-15 minutes to the total cook time (due to the dish being cold). When reheating fully cooked leftovers, place them in the oven covered and bake at 325°F (170°C) for 20 minutes. Then increase the heat to 400°F (200°C), remove the cover or lid, and bake for 30 more minutes until the potatoes are crisp and the dish is piping hot throughout.
- Leftovers should not be reheated more than once to prevent food-borne illnesses.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!