Healthy Meal Prep
Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash Puree Recipe

Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash Puree


Lamb shanks slowly braised in chicken broth and red wine are served over a bright butternut squash puree in this company-worthy meal.


  • ¼ cup melted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • sea salt, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups chicken broth, or more as needed
  • 1 cup red wine, or more as needed
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) butternut squash, peeled and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil in a large oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Season lamb shanks with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Stir onion, carrots, and celery into the pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, garlic, 2 teaspoons thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary, and basil. Pour in chicken broth and wine; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Place covered pan in the preheated oven; bake until lamb shanks are tender, about 6 hours. Check level of liquid every 2 hours, adding more chicken broth or red wine if too much evaporates.
  5. Place butternut squash in a large pot of water with 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  6. Stir 2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary. Mash with a fork until smooth. Reheat over medium heat before serving with lamb shanks.

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Nutritional Information

Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash Puree

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 619.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 64 %
carbohydrates: 15 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 37 %
fat: 47 %
saturated fat: 65 %
cholesterol: 41 %
vitamin a iu: 794 %
niacin equivalents: 130 %
vitamin b6: 53 %
vitamin c: 115 %
folate: 33 %
calcium: 23 %
iron: 123 %
magnesium: 60 %
potassium: 49 %
sodium: 87 %
thiamin: 48 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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