Rabbit cacciatore on a bed of mashed potato on a plate

Rabbit recipes

16 Recipes

Cook rabbit in a range of comforting dishes. This rich game meat is delicious when slow-cooked in stews, roasted or served in pies and pasta ragu.

Rabbit cacciatore

4.42857

(7 ratings)

'Cacciatore' means hunter in Italian and, although we now think of it as a chicken dish, it is a particularly good way to cook rabbit
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Slow-cooked rabbit stew

4.40625

(32 ratings)

This is a true taste of autumn, a big bowl of rich, dark, boozy rabbit casserole
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Braised rabbit pappardelle

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Slow-cook rich game into a delicious ragu to serve with ribbon pasta - stock and wine will keep the lean meat moist
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Rabbit & mushroom hotpot

3.625

(8 ratings)

Despite having only a few ingredients, this take on a Lancashire hotpot is packed with flavour
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Rabbit au vin

5

(2 ratings)

Swap the traditional coq for rabbit in this rich French stew made with shallots, carrots, bacon and mushrooms in a red wine sauce
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Mr McGregor’s rabbit pie

4.4

(5 ratings)

This shortcrust pie has a creamy leek, mustard, cider and fennel sauce. Serve with buttery radishes, baby carrots and peas
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Roast rabbit with thyme

0

(0 ratings)

This simple Sunday roast is ready in 45 minutes, just enough time to prepare the side dishes of your choice. Get your butcher to joint the rabbit
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu

4

(4 ratings)

This is rainy-day comfort food at its best - flat pasta strips tossed with a rich meaty ragu, creamy chestnuts and fragrant orange zest
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Stewed rabbit with broad beans

5

(1 rating)

Use this rich game meat in a delicious light casserole with podded beans, bacon, light ale and thyme
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Rabbit with mustard & bacon

4

(1 rating)

Barney's restaurant classic involves a bit of chef's technique and gives you a stunning result
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Pork & rabbit pie

0

(0 ratings)

Wrap a meaty filling, studded with juicy dried apricots, in a hot water pastry crust for a truly British dish, perfect for a buffet, party or picnic
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Sweetly spiced rabbit pilaf

0

(0 ratings)

This easy, Middle Eastern inspired rice-based one-pot is spiced with cumin and chilli and sweetened with cinnamon and prunes
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Rabbit & pork terrine with peppercorns

0

(0 ratings)

This rich terrine, with thyme, allspice and brandy, can be pressed and mature overnight for a perfect make-ahead starter or light lunch
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Gamekeeper’s pie

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Tailor this mash-topped stew to suit whatever game is in season - add more matured meat if you like a strong game flavour
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
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