Leg of Lamb Roast Recipe

Leg of Lamb Roast

Serves 8 to 12

A savory, roasted leg of lamb is an impressive entrée that's actually very easy to prepare. Select between two options of flavorful rubs to enhance the tender meat. Leftovers make a delicious sandwich.


  • 4 - 6 pounds boneless leg of lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut sliced
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix rub ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. With the tip of a paring knife, make small incisions in the skin of the lamb. Insert garlic slivers into slits. Rub seasoning mixture all over lamb. (Lamb can be prepared up to this point the night before. Cover lamb and refrigerate until ready to roast.)
  4. Place lamb in shallow roasting pan. Roast 45 to 55 minutes or until a probe thermometer inserted into thickest part of meat registers 130°F for medium-rare. For medium, continue cooking an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 140°F.
  5. Remove pan from oven and cover with foil. Allow lamb to rest 20 minutes. The internal temperature of the lamb will continue to rise.
  6. To serve, carve lamb into thin slices. Arrange on a warm platter. Drizzle with pan juices.
  7. Cook's Tip:
  8. Out of a concern for safety, the USDA recommends cooking whole cuts of lamb to an internal temperature of 145°F.


Amount Per Serving (based on 12 servings)
Calories: 220
Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 95 mg
Sodium: 290 mg
Carbohydrates: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 31 g
We provide nutritional information for our delicious recipes to help you select foods that meet your health and lifestyle goals. Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of recipes and information. Nutritional data is intended for educational purposes, and not for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of any medical condition. Please consult your healthcare provider for specific advice on diet and health. Click here to learn how we analyze the nutritional value of our recipes.

Ratings and Reviews

“I made this with the new potatoes and it was good. served it with salad and that was all. ”

Printing Options

Rate and Review

We invite you to pull up a seat at our table and share your thoughts on this dish. The comments section is here to help you and the food-passionate community have a great cooking experience. It's all about the delicious food, so let's get cooking!

My Met Market