Creamy Dijon Lamb Chops



Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes
Bake: 15 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


8 (2-inch-thick) lamb chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary


Sprinkle lamb chops evenly with salt and pepper.

Brown chops in hot oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side; place chops in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish, reserving drippings in skillet.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 150° (medium-rare). Let lamb chops stand 5 minutes before serving.

Sauté garlic in reserved drippings over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Stir together cream and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Add mixture to skillet, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve sauce with chops.