Easy Leg of Lamb


This easy leg of lamb recipe with garlic and fresh rosemary is foolproof and so flavorsome. It's perfect for Easter dinner!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 (5 1/2 pound) boneless leg of lamb, tied in netting

  • 20 cloves garlic, peeled, or more to taste

  • garlic powder, or to taste

  • 10 fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Cut 20 deep slits evenly spaced around the leg of lamb without cutting the netting. Stuff one garlic clove into each slit. Rub garlic powder over lamb. Slice rosemary sprigs; place under the netting evenly around lamb. Transfer lamb to a roasting pan.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until pink and juicy in the center for medium, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil; lest rest until thermometer reads 135 degrees F (57 degrees C) before carving, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
20g Fat
3g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* 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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