Recipe By Hkwilkins1
Published Jun 4th
Prep 10m Cook 2h 30m Additional 20m Ready In 2h 60m
Servings 8 servings Calories 346.1

Easy leg of lamb! Perfect for Easter dinner! FYI, great boneless leg of lamb can be found at Costco!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (5 1/2 pound) boneless leg of lamb, tied in netting
  • 20 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • garlic powder, or to taste
  • 10 fresh rosemary sprigs

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 2 Cut 20 deep slits evenly spaced around the leg of lamb without cutting the netting. Stuff a garlic clove into each slit. Rub garlic powder over the lamb. Slice rosemary sprigs under netting evenly around the lamb. Place lamb into a roasting pan.
  3. 3 Roast in preheated oven until reddish-pink and juicy in the center for medium-rare, about 2-2 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Cover in aluminum foil; rest meat until thermometer reads 135 degrees F (57 degrees C) before carving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 346.1
  • Carbohydrate 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol 125.6 mg
  • Fat 19.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 36.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.1 g
  • Sodium 93.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.3 g

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  1. I followed the directions. It was delicious
  2. This is a delicious and flavorful recipe. That I will use over and over again during the winter. I only had a 3lb boneless leg of lamb so I cut the cooking time down to 1 1/2 hours-could have gone with 1 hour-I'll remember that next time.
  3. Wow that WAS easy. Turned out perfectly. Love this recipe.
  4. JMO, however, while this treatment produces a nicely moist and flavorful piece of lamb, I felt it fell short of the special extra touch which justifies a five star rating. The only thing I did differently was to layer the dish with thinly sliced potato & Vidalia onion, a middle layer of thinly sliced tomato - Read more ...
  5. Couldn't be easier except getting the rosemary threaded through the netting but I don't have much patience:) I just laid it on a bed of rosemary sprigs and placed more on top. Came out perfectly! Thank you!
  6. Family loved this for Easter. I couldn't find a big roast so used two less than 3lbs each. Reached 130 in just about 2 hours at 325. Keeping garlic cloves whole made it interesting to get the larger ones in so I cut some of them lenghtwise. Made a jucy roast and scented the whole - Read more ...
  7. Very good and easy recipe. Followed directions to a T and my 4-1/2 roast came out perfect.
  8. Very juicy leg of lamb! My leg was 4.75 lbs. and it took exactly 2-1/2 hours at 325 to reach 130. Perfect! I did rub the leg with a bit of EVOO and vinegar before adding the garlic (I used fresh - inside and out) and rosemary. I threw some potatoes in during the last - Read more ...
  9. thank you hkwilkins1!! this was a very very easy recipe and produced a succulent and very flavorful leg of lamb. i used a boneless leg of lamb from costco and it was excellent. i pretty much followed the instructions to a t and was rewarded well for my efforts. i made a sauce to go - Read more ...