36 Leftover Lamb Recipes [Shepherd’s Pie & More]

When I make lamb, I usually make a lot. It seems I always overestimate how much I need and I end up with lots of lamb leftovers. Do you do the same thing?

Luckily, there are so many ways you can use leftover lamb. From leftover lamb stew to leftover lamb ragu, the possibilities are endless! 

Leftover Lamb Recipes

I want to share a few of my favorite leftover lamb recipes with you so you never waste any lamb ever again!

Give a few of these tasty leftover lamb recipes a try and let me know what you think. You should definitely start with number six on the list- it’s amazing! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Can You Keep Cooked Lamb in the Fridge?

Wrap your leftover lamb well, sealing it in plastic wrap or an airtight container. Store it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

You can also try freezing the lamb to make it last for about 2 months. 

How Do You Use Leftover Leg of Lamb?

I like to cut the meat off the bone and then slice it thinly to make sandwiches. You can also use leftover leg of lamb to make tasty gyros, enchiladas or lamb ragu.

All you need to do is remove the bone and then use the meat as directed in the recipe! 

Can You Eat Cooked Lamb After 2 days?

Lamb will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. Be sure to make one of these leftover lamb recipes within a few days after cooking your lamb. You don’t want any to go to waste! 

Final Considerations

Having leftover lamb is never a bad thing. There are so many interesting things you can make with leftover lamb that you will never grow tired of these recipes!

Let me know which you love best and if you have any other leftover lamb ideas for me to try. 

You might want to take a look at our Leftover Brisket Recipes.

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