December 13, 2023

From Our Kitchen to Yours: Staff's Recommended American Lamb Holiday Recipes

trary of lamb crostinis with rosemary sprigs and cranberry sauce on the side

The holidays are upon us, and we're excited to bring you a curated collection of holiday recipes starring the incredible flavor of American Lamb. This year, we've added a personal touch by inviting our staff and industry experts to share their favorite American Lamb holiday recipes from our recipe collection.

These recipes are about creating cherished holiday moments and traditions. From savory meatballs to mouthwatering crostini, our team's favorites offer a taste of the holiday season that's as diverse as it is delicious.

Explore our staff's personal favorites and discover the magic of American Lamb in the holiday kitchen.

Moroccan American Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze

Recommended by Megan Wortman, Executive Director


"My family loves to gather on Christmas Eve with heavy appetizers instead of a sit-down fancy dinner. I love these meatballs because they are delicious, impressive, and so festive with the red pomegranates and green mint. I bake the meatballs at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes because it is easier and less messy than cooking them on the stove!"

Lamb Stuffed Acorn Squash

Recommended by Mariah Meurer, Culinary Marketing Manager


"I love this recipe because it offers a fun twist on stuffed peppers, which are a staple in my family. The flavors are perfect for the holiday season, and the melted Parmesan cheese adds a beautiful finish to the dish. I usually serve it as an entree during the holidays because it is easy to make and allows me to spend time with my friends and family while it cooks in the oven."

 American Lamb Sirloin Crostini

Recommended by Rae Villa, Industry Relations Director


"As part of our cherished family tradition, Christmas Eve is a time when we come together to celebrate the holiday spirit. Our festive celebration includes grazing on appetizers and sipping on seasonal drinks. A standout favorite among our holiday bites is the American Lamb Sirloin Crostini. These treats are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare, adding an extra touch of festivity to our holiday gathering!"

Grilled Butterflied Leg of American Lamb with Rosemary Sea Salt and Charred Lemons

Recommended by Gwendolyn Kitzan, Kitzan Family Farms and Kitzan Sheep, former ALB Chair


“Your Family Holidays will be enriched as you serve this American Leg of Lamb recipe! So delicious, so rich, and so easy to prepare!!!!!”

 Rosemary & Lemon Crown Roast

Recommended by Karissa Isaacs, Director of Producer Resources, Superior Farms


“There is nothing that makes a better centerpiece on your holiday table than an American Lamb Crown Rib Roast. It’s an absolute showstopper and will fill your house with lemon and rosemary. And to top it off, it has a total of 5 household ingredients.”

Lamb Appetizer Cups with Roasted Peppers & Pesto

Recommended by David Fisher, American Lamb Board Member


“The ease and versatility of the Lamb Appetizer Cups make them a perfect holiday recipe for family or festivities. Don’t let the name fool you, they can be easily used as a main course with some roasted green beans and cheesy mashed potatoes. I mean, who doesn’t love a dish that is quick to prepare but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen, especially during the holidays.”


Now, it's your turn to explore these delightful American Lamb holiday recipes and create cherished moments with your loved ones. Let's savor the magic of the holidays, one recipe at a time.