What to serve with lamb breast: A collection of tasty side dishes and sauces to serve with rich and buttery lamb breast! Each of these recipes will help you turn your lamb into a flavorful and well-rounded dinner the whole family will enjoy. Keep on reading to find the best side dishes to serve with lamb breast in any form or fashion!
Best Side Dishes For Lamb Breast
Lamb meat has a rich and robust flavor that is hard to beat, but you do need to place some thought into finding the perfect sides to accompany it! It lends itself well to the flavors of fresh herbs, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern spices, and subtle notes of sweetness or citrus.
The recipes below are tried and tested and each and every one of them are perfect for pulling off an incredible lamb dinner. From veggies to pasta, lamb gravy, and more, you can find everything you need below!
- Best Side Dishes For Lamb Breast
- 1. Butternut Squash Risotto
- 2. Honey and Herb Oven Roasted Carrots
- 3. Lemon Asparagus Orzo
- 4. Buttered Peas and Carrots
- 5. Polenta
- 6. Green Beans Almondine
- 7. Au Gratin Potatoes
- 8. Cucumber Vinegar Salad
- 9. Zucchini Squash Casserole
- 10. Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- 11. Turmeric Rice
- 13. Vermicelli Rice
- 12. Mint Sauce for Lamb
- 14. Tzatziki Sauce
- 15. Lamb Gravy
- 🍖 Lamb Recipes To Try
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- What To Serve With Lamb Breast: Butternut Squash Risotto (+More Tasty Recipes!)
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- Equipment You May Need
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1. Butternut Squash Risotto
The subtle sweetness of butternut squash pairs perfectly with lamb. You can roast butternut squash, enjoy it as a savory soup, or whip up some of this creamy butternut squash risotto!
2. Honey and Herb Oven Roasted Carrots
Not only are fresh herbs wonderful with lamb but the sweetness of honey is the perfect contrast to the earthy flavor of lamb meat. This recipe is super simple and the fork-tender carrots are always a hit with kids and adults alike.
3. Lemon Asparagus Orzo
With both veggies and pasta, this side dish is the best of both worlds! You'll love the tender chunks of asparagus and orzo pasta tossed in a refreshing citrus garlic sauce.
4. Buttered Peas and Carrots
Buttered peas and carrots are as easy as it gets and they are a great veggie side dish to serve with lamb. This recipe comes together in about 15 minutes on the stovetop or you make it in the microwave in about half that time!
Polenta pairs well with just about everything but it's particularly tasty with lamb! I like to include Parmesan, but you could even try mixing some fresh herbs or spices to really make it your own.
6. Green Beans Almondine
This elegant green bean dish is easy to prepare, nutritious, and will add a pop of color to the plate. You can have these buttery tender-crisp green beans with slivered almonds on the table in just 20 minutes!
7. Au Gratin Potatoes
Move over mashed potatoes because au gratin potatoes are going to be a new family favorite! It's classic comfort food made even easier by using your Instant Pot.
8. Cucumber Vinegar Salad
It doesn't get easier than this quick and refreshing vinegar cucumber salad. It's particularly tasty with Mediterranean or Middle Eastern flavors if you have a good lamb rub in mind.
9. Zucchini Squash Casserole
This might be a vegetable casserole, but it is still rich, cheesey, and indulgent! The Panko topping adds a delightful crunch that will have everyone excited to eat their vegetables.
10. Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts in general are a great side dish for lamb. You can pan-sear them, cook them in your air fryer, or roast them with balsamic vinegar for an extra punch of flavor!
11. Turmeric Rice
Forgo the standard white rice and try this aromatic and flavorful yellow turmeric rice! It pairs wonderfully with lamb, particularly if you are using Middle Eastern flavors.
13. Vermicelli Rice
The combination of vermicelli pasta and long-grain Basmati rice is a classic in Middle Eastern cuisine. Lamb lends itself well to Middle Eastern flavors, so naturally this rice is the perfect side dish!
12. Mint Sauce for Lamb
With just 3 ingredients, you can whip up this mint sauce for lamb! Mint and lamb are a classic pairing and this sauce is the perfect thing to take the flavor of your lamb to the next level.
14. Tzatziki Sauce
Tzatiki sauce is good for more than just gyros! This creamy cucumber sauce makes a delectable dip for slices of buttery lamb breast. You can throw it together in 5 minutes flat and it will instantly elevate your meal.
15. Lamb Gravy
Last but not least, this rich and savory lamb gravy rounds out our list. Save the drippings from your lamb breast and turn it into this easy 4-ingredient sauce!
Don't worry, if you don't have drippings you can still make this gravy with butter. It's delicious either way!
I hope this list helped you to find the perfect recipes for completing your lamb breast dinner! Come back and let me know how everything turns out in the comments below!
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🍖 Lamb Recipes To Try
- Roasted Lamb Breast - This roasted lamb breast is fall-off-the-bone tender and amazingly flavorful. It will pair wonderfully with anything on this list!
- Smoked Lamb Leg - A tender and juicy lamb leg cooked low and slow with a rich smokey flavor that's hard to beat.
- Roasted Rack of Lamb - An elegant lamb dinner suitable for any special occasion (and it pairs wonderfully with mint sauce)!
- Grilled Lamb Steaks - Fire up the grill because these juicy lamb steaks are on the menu tonight!
- Slow Cooker Boneless Leg of Lamb - This stress-free leg of lamb recipe can be popped in the slow cooker and left until dinnertime.
- Pan-Seared Lamb Chops - Now you can make restaurant-quality lamb chops with ease at home!
What To Serve With Lamb Breast: Butternut Squash Risotto (+More Tasty Recipes!)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup butternut squash puree
- 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- 3 teaspoon garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup yellow onion (or white onion, chopped)
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 2 oz dry white wine (optional - *see note)
- ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground sage
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
- 2 oz cream cheese (softened, at room temperature, or mascarpone - *see note)
- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add your broth and butternut squash puree. Stir to combine.3 cups chicken broth, 1 cup butternut squash puree
- Heat over medium-high until the broth mixture just begins to bubble then reduce the heat to simmer. Hold the broth at a simmer over low heat while you prepare the rest of the risotto.
- In a separate, large skillet heat your extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) over medium heat. Add in the garlic and onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.1 teaspoon olive oil, 3 teaspoon garlic, ¼ cup yellow onion
- Next, add in your Arborio rice to the pan with the garlic and onion and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.1 cup Arborio rice
- To deglaze the pan, add in the 2 ounces of white wine (or more broth) and use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Stir frequently for 1 minute.2 oz dry white wine
- Next, ladle 1 cup of the broth and squash mixture into the pan with the rice. Stir occasionally and allow the rice to absorb the liquid. Continue to ladle in the broth mixture in ½-cup increments, giving the rice time to absorb the liquid in between each addition (*see note). Stir in the salt, pepper, and ground sage.¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper, ¼ teaspoon ground sage
- After about 15 minutes of cooking, the rice will absorb liquid more slowly so you can reduce your increments to ¼-cup ladles. Begin checking the rice at about 15-16 minutes for an al dente texture. You want the rice to be soft on the outside but still have a somewhat firm center.
- Once the rice has reached your desired consistency, remove the pan from the heat and add in the Parmesan cheese and softened cream cheese. Stir until melted and well distributed.¼ cup Parmesan cheese, 2 oz cream cheese
- Serve immediately while warm (and in a warm bowl or pasta plate).
Equipment You May Need
- For a vegetarian version, swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth!
- When starting your risotto, go ahead and set out the cream cheese as it needs 15-20 minutes to come to room temperature.
- If you want to omit the wine, you can deglaze the pan with more broth.
- The constant stirring helps to loosen the starch from the rice, which is what creates the creamy texture that risotto is known for!
- To store: Keep your risotto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- To reheat: To reheat your risotto add a ¼ cup of broth to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add in your risotto and stir until it is warmed all the way through. If it is too thick, add more broth as needed.
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