Easy Leg of Lamb

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  • Published Mar 19th
  • Ready In3h
  • Servings8
  • Calories346
Easy leg of lamb! Perfect for Easter dinner! FYI, great boneless leg of lamb can be found at Costco!

Easy Leg of Lamb Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Leg of Lamb for 8 servings:

  • 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

Easy Leg of Lamb Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook2h 30m
  • Ready In3h

To cook Easy Leg of Lamb, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Leg of Lamb is about 2 hours 30 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Leg of Lamb within 3 hours . The following are the steps to cook Easy Leg of Lamb easily:

  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

Per Serving: 346 calories; 19.8 grams of fat; 3.4 grams of carbohydrates; 36.4 grams of protein; 126 milligrams of cholesterol; 93 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 20th 2018

    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 ha ...

  2. Apr 21st 2017

    Great garlic-Rosemary flavor. Served with mint jelly and horseradish sauce--take your pick. Mashed potatoes and asparagus with a N.Y. cheesecake from this site--outstanding.

  3. Jul 12th 2015

    Wow, that WAS easy. Turned out perfectly. Love this recipe.

  4. May 19th 2014

    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 ...

  5. Apr 27th 2014

    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 ...

  6. Apr 22nd 2014

    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 ...

  7. Jan 20th 2014

    Very good and easy recipe. Followed directions to a T and my 4-1/2 roast came out perfect.

  8. Aug 4th 2013

    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 ...

  9. Jan 6th 2013

    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 m ...