Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb.

I’m a fan of lamb. I’m not sure why it’s not more wildly popular than it is because it’s sensationally succulent. It also happens to be a staple at my table on Easter. Which ehem, is right around the corner. No need to panic. We’re going to be sharing all kinds of easy and elegant options to help you create an effortless Easter table.

Starting with this boneless herb roasted leg of lamb. It’s as simple as applying a rub and putting it into the oven until it reaches your desired level of done ness. For me, that’s rare (135 degrees) or medium (145 degrees). Use a digital thermometer to monitor internal temps.

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb
A little butter, fresh rosemary (you can use dried in a pinch), garlic, salt and pepper, mixed together will create our rub. We’ll smear that herbaliciousness all over a trimmed and tied boneless leg of lamb. Transfer it to a roaster pan and let it sit and take the chill off prior to placing in the oven. We’re using this gorgeous 5 1/4 quart Le Creuset Signature Roaster. It’s not only going to be our cooking vessel, it’s going to be the serving vessel as well.

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Stay tuned for a GYRO recipe which will be perfect to make with any leftover lamb!




Disclaimer: I was provided with product. The contest is sponsored by Le Creuset. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Slightly adapted from Ina Garten.

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 - 1.30 minutes
Total Time 0:30
Yields 6-8


  • 45 pound leg of lamb - tied and trimmed
  • 12 cloves garlic - divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt - divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 21 ounces mixed new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Place leg of lamb into roasting pan. Set aside.

Into food processor add: half garlic, half salt, pepper, butter, rosemary. Pulse until well combined. Rub mixture over all sides of lamb. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a bowl large enough to accommodate potatoes. Toss potatoes with olive oil, remaining cloves of garlic and salt. Transfer to roasting pan, circling lamb.

Cook lamb until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees for rare or 145 degrees for medium. Approximately 1 - 1/5 hours.

Allow lamb to sit for approximately 15 minutes prior to slicing.


Recipe Notes

Use a digital thermometer to be assured meat is at correct temperature.

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  1. 1
    Rachel /

    I LOVE lamb. But I’m glad it’s not more popular, considering that it is the absolute least sustainable food that one can eat {http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/} I love it so much though that I can’t completely cut it out of my diet. Instead, I try to buy lamb only occasionally, as a special treat, and only from butchers that have sustainably sourced it so that I can feel better about my choices. That said, this recipe you’ve posted looks so good that I would make that in my Le Creuset roaster were I to win one 🙂

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    Rosebud /

    I would love to win!

  3. 3
    Sandy H /

    I would make a roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots. I would bring the whole dish to the table to serve.

  4. 4
    Patty /

    I would make a roast chicken!

  5. 5
    Nancy Loring /

    My first meal would be an herb roasted whole chicken with carrots and potatoes.

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    Leslie /

    Lately I’ve been hungry for scalloped potatoes. If I am lucky and win your generous giveaway, that might be first.

  7. 7
    Natalie J Vandenberghe /

    Probably our Easter Ham

  8. 8

    I’d probably bake a ham.

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    Rust /

    I would roast a turkey first.

  10. 10
    Rachel Lacow /

    WOW!! I am going to make that!

  11. 11
    alicia szemon /

    I would make some turkey! very yummy!

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    Elena /

    I would make roasted chicken with potatoes

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    Kathryn C /

    I would make this delicious lamb roast! Looks incredible ??

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    Mahdi Martin /

    I would love to make a big pot roast/stew type of dish. My husband is really good at pot roast, so he would help me, naturally.

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    Allison C /

    I’m craving turkey. So i would roast a turkey first

  16. 16
    manda /

    I would make a roast.

  17. 17

    I’m the only one in the family that loves lamb, well hopefully my daughter will! This lamb looks so pretty! And that roaster is a beauty!

  18. 18
    Bianca T /

    i would make a pot roast!

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    Vaishali Sharda /

    Roasted chicken

  20. 20
    Susan Grupe /

    That lamb looks beautiful and I’m sure it helps to roast it in a Le Creuset roaster. That’s a beauty, as well!

  21. 21
    JennyBC /

    I think I would try this roast first. It sounds delicious!

  22. 22
    Lisa Varner /

    My husband and I love a good roasted chicken, so that’s what I’d make.

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    Vicki /

    Are you kidding? How could I roast anything else first after seeing that delicious looking leg of lamb?! That would certainly be my first!!!

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    MaryB /

    Oh, my gosh. I would roast lamb! We’ve been craving it and how serendipitous that you posted this delicious looking recipe.

  25. 25
    Annette /

    The first thing I’d make in the roaster is a beef roast with veggies.

  26. 26

    What beautiful photos Paula! I would make a roast chicken with root vegetables in this fabulous roasting pan!

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    Gail /

    I would make a Leg of Lamb which i just made last Sunday – with the leftovers – i did Gyros and then Sheppard’s Pie. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. 28

    I would attempt a whole roast chicken!

  29. 29
    Maria Malaveci /

    I would make Turkey! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  30. 30
    Ruth Naylor /

    I think a nice lasagna would be in the works!

  31. 31
    Colleen Boudreau /

    I would bake a ham!

  32. 32
    Colleen Inman /

    I would probably make a chicken or roast.

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    Nora B /


  34. 34
    Sheila K. /

    I would make a roast chicken.

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    carol clark /

    id make a chicken

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    Alessandra /

    Thank you for this opportunity! I would probably bake a ham.

  37. 37
    Steve Weber /

    I would make a nice pot roast in this roaster.

  38. 38
    Carly Williams /

    I would roast a turkey first!

  39. 39

    A whole chicken!

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    Michelle /


  41. 41
    Will G /

    I would make chicken!

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    heather /

    I would bake a ham in it first.

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    Hanna R /

    Oh wow, your dish looks amazing!! I’m not sure exactly what I would make first, but it would have a lot of garlic in it- been craving a strong garlicky meal lately 🙂

  44. 44

    I go crazy for lamb. I try and make a lamb roast every few months and then make homemade gyros with the leftovers (if there are any). Your roast looks wonderful!

  45. 45
    Donna L /

    I would make a roast beef.

  46. 46

    I would make this or roasted chicken !!

  47. 47
    Heather Hayes Panjon /

    I would make a brown sugar, pineapple glazed ham!

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    Rachel /

    I would make a roasted chicken first if I won.

  49. 49

    My father in law is a HUGE lamb fan… I need to make this for him 🙂

  50. 50
    Jillian Too /

    I’d love to use it to roast ham for Easter.

  51. 51
    Chrissy /

    I would make our traditional garlic beef roast with carrots and potatoes!

  52. 52
    Starla /

    Goodness that looks so delicious and love those mixed new potatoes! What a dreamy dish! I think I would make a beef rib roast with mixed vegetables and shallots!

  53. 53
    Tee Anderson /

    I would make a rib roast.

  54. 54
    Cheryl B /

    I would make a pot roast with vegetables in this roaster.

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    Joanna /

    I would try to roast a lamb. I also love it but have never made it before!

  56. 56

    We love lamb, but I have to admit that I have never made it myself! Your recipe looks fabulous though, and not intimidating at all, which is why I’ve never attempted to make it! And I would love one of those roaster pans! I’d definitely make a roast chicken in it; my go-to!

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    Kelly /

    I would make lasagna. thanks you!!

  58. 58
    Gina M /

    I would love to roast a honey ham in this beautiful dish first!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  59. 59
    Kelly D /

    I would make roasted salmon and veggies.

  60. 60
    Jessica To /

    I would make our Easter ham in it.

  61. 61
    Mita /

    I’d make Roasted chicken

  62. 62
    Jen /

    I’d make a roasted chicken and veggie dinner!

  63. 63
    Brenda Haines /

    First, I would make a pork loin medallion roast. With Sweet onions and apples.

  64. 64
    Natalie /

    I would make a chicken and rice casserole with this dish.

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    Mary Cloud /

    Baked chicken with potatoes probably

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    laura bernard /

    An herb whole chicken would be so delicious!

  67. 67

    I have never made a leg of lamb, sot that would be the first thing I made in the roaster ;-).

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    Tina W /

    I would make a prime rib!

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    kelly tupick /

    I would make my Italian pot roast recipe.

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    Ashley C /

    I’d make salmon!


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    DJ /

    I would roast a chicken.

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    Laurajj /

    Oh I would love to use it first to make our Easter ham!

  73. 73

    What an amazing recipe for the upcoming Easter holiday!

  74. 74
    Casey H. /

    I’d probably make Molly Yeh’scones new Paprikash Hot Dish bc it’s already on my to-make list!

  75. 75
    Sarah Hayes /

    Id like to make a turkey for family dinner

  76. 76
    Francine Anchondo /

    I would make ham.

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    Chely frantzen /

    I would make roasted carnitas! For delicious taco Sunday brunch

  78. 78

    We adore lamb here and this looks like the perfect meal for Easter! Love that roaster. 🙂

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    laura /

    I would make a lovely roast with veggies 🙂

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    Samantha /

    I’ve been eyeing the Leg of Lambs at Costco lately, I would certainly make this for Easter or just for a Sunday Brunch for our family, it looks so delicious. I grew up in Australia and we always had a roast Lamb or roast Chicken on a Sunday with our whole family.

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    Sarah Mayer /

    I would make a nice lamb roast with vegetables.

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    Evangeline B /

    I’ll be making pot roast with it with lots of vegetables. It’s a family favorite.

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    Marilyn Nawara /

    I would use it to make a pot roast.

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