Roast Leg of Lamb

Juicy, tender roasted lamb seasoned with bright herbs, lemon juice, and aromatic garlic makes for a dinner to remember.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 381
Fat 20g
Saturated fat 6g
Carbohydrates 2g
Sodium 587mg
Fiber 0g
Protein 46g
Cholesterol 145mg

Roast Leg of Lamb

60 ounces
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 1 (5-lb.) bone-in leg of lamb
  • 10 whole cloves garlic
  • 2 TB. minced garlic
  • [1/3] cup lemon juice
  • [1/3] cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 TB. fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 475ºF.

Using a sharp paring knife, cut 10 ([1/2]-inch) slits into leg of lamb. Stick 1 garlic clove in each slit.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper, and rosemary. Rub dressing all over leg of lamb.

Place the leg of lamb in a roasting pan, and roast for 30 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350ºF, and cook for 1[1/2] more hours.

Remove lamb from the oven and set aside for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

Tasty Tip
Whenever you're cooking a large piece of meat, it's always good to cook it low and slow. This helps dissolve the meat's connective tissue, which makes the meat tender.

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