Easy Roast Leg of Lamb

Easy Roast Leg of Lamb


"This is an easy leg of lamb recipe that has been a family tradition for years around the holidays. Very little prep work required, however patience is a must."


1 h 30 m servings 500 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 52.2 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 1220 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Rub the leg of lamb all over with salt and pepper. Use a small knife to make punctures in the lamb about 1 inch apart. Press slivers of garlic into each hole so that they are about 1/2 inch below the surface. Place the meat in a roasting pan. You can either remove the rosemary from the stalk and sprinkle and rub into the meat on all sides, or you can simply use the string from the lamb to secure against it. Pour the can of tomato sauce over the whole thing.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, then lower the temperature to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C), and continue roasting until the internal temperature of the meat is at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 15 minutes. If you want the meat well done, wait until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F (75 degrees C).
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  1. 28 Ratings


I cooked this leg of lamb exactly as the preparations directions described, even though I question a baking time of 45 minutes @ 375 and then another 15 minutes.  The leg of lamb was raw and it ...

I'm giving this 5 stars on ease! The flavor is also very good. I doubled the garlic, used finely crush dried rosemary and sprinkled with some garlic salt after pouring on the tomato sauce. I sug...

Easy and turned out fabulous! Family enjoyed. Added small red potatos to roasting pan. Will repeat again and again.

This lamb does not cook in 1 hour. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to cook.

rarely have I had such a treat for my taste buds. I made this dish on a whim and now my family wants med to make it atleast twice a month

Very good, first time to eat lamb, was a little nervous but it turned out very good. I cooked it longer than the recipe suggests (2lb. roast in a crook pot for 4 hours).

This really is a special dish. It made my apartment smell so good, and I had my mother-in-law asking for the recipe.... that's how cooking should be!

I agree with another reviewer that cooking times "are never exact" as the meat and your own oven can vary by many minutes; always use a meat thermometer and cook lamb to 13-135 letting rest abou...

So easy and soooo tasty. I added some potatoes and sweet potato into the pan along with some water and extra tomato sauce an hour before the lamb was ready. This allowed the sauce to soak into t...