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Learn How To Roast A Leg Of Lamb in 3 Easy Steps.

Updated on November 9, 2012

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Rosemary and Garlic
Rosemary and Garlic
Dry Rub Mix of Garlic Powder, Ground Rosemary and Sea Salt
Dry Rub Mix of Garlic Powder, Ground Rosemary and Sea Salt
Dry Rub
Dry Rub
Roasting Pan Ready
Roasting Pan Ready
Resting, Roasted Leg of Lamb
Resting, Roasted Leg of Lamb

Quick and Easy Recipe for Roasted Leg of Lamb.

For a delicious change of pace, try this Roasted Meat! Lamb has been served for dinner for centuries... even in Biblical Times.

My mother was not much of a cook, however, even she hit a home run when she roasted a leg of lamb.

I have found that the best and less gamey tasting Lamb comes from The United States of America and Australia. I am sure if you raise your own Lamb, it beats them both. I remember inviting a farmer over for dinner and when I served my roasted lamb, she was amazed at the delicious flavor. She never had Roasted Lamb before! I never ran a farm, so I found it interesting that I introduced her to something new.

To Dry or not to dry...

I find that if you wash and dry your meat before you roast it, it roasts much better. And yes, I learned this from Julia. Before I saw the movie, I just washed the roast and added the spices and salt and pepper. it really does make a difference.


If you do have any leftovers, you can cube the leftovers and add to any Pot Pie dish, or throw into a soup or stew. I put the drained, roasting pan drippings into a mason jar and remove the fat, the next day. Then I make a simple gravy and pour the gravy over some warmed, sliced lamb that is placed on some very fresh bread for open lamb sandwiches the next day.

The Lamb Bone can add great flavor to a stew or winter broth. I roast the bone again and transfer the bone to a pot of water. Then I add some chopped onion, carrots and celery, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about an hour. Cool and put the broth into ice cube trays. Freeze over night and then take the cubes out of the tray and transfer to a freezer bad. You can use these cubes in the wintertime for a tasty clear broth. Put a few in a pot, add some water and pour into your favorite coffee cup.

Until we meet again...Francesca27

Roasted Leg of Lamb

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves 8-10 people six ounces of Lamb


  • 6 Pound Fresh Leg of Lamb, Washed and Patted Dry with Paper Towels
  • 1/2 Cup Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Rosemary, Crushed or Blended in a Coffee Grinder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 Heads Garlic, Crushed with Skin On.
  • 1 Bunch Rosemary, Whole
  • 2 Cups Filtered Water
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper, Freshly Ground


  1. Wash Leg of Lamb and pat dry with Paper Towels.
  2. Rub all sides of Lamb with the Garlic Powder, Rosemary, Pepper and Sea Salt.
  3. In a Turkey Roaster, or any other covered Baking Dish, Place the Crushed Garlic, Bunch of Rosemary and Water in the bottom of the Roaster Pan. Add a Rack.
  4. Place the Lamb on the Rack and Cover.
  5. Bake in a 350 Degree Oven 1/2 an hour to the pound. Or until a Meat Thermometer Reads 170. Let Roast Rest for 10 Minutes.


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    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hub Page

      DayLeeWriter, you are so cool!

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      Debra Cornelius 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks! I love garlic and do that to pork oasts all the time! :)

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi DayLeeWriter: You will enjoy roasted lamb. For extra flavor cut fresh garlic in slivers and make tiny pockets all over the lamb with the point of a knife and insert the slivers, before baking.

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      Debra Cornelius 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Yumm....I have never cooked lamb! You make it seem so easy, I think I could give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      It is the same for me as for carol7777. There are only two out of my family of 7 that like lamb, so I rarely make it. Your leg of lamb looks so good, I can almost smell and taste it!

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi Mhatter99: I would love to know your recipe. My mom used to put slits in the roast and stick garlic slivers in them.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this. A little different from my recipe. Can't wait to try yours.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I love leg of lamb but never make it as I am the one who loves it. I may sneak this recipe in for it does have some super ingredients. Thanks for sharing


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