Roast Leg of Lamb With Rosemary and Garlic

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a dish we eat once or twice a month. For a change, you can cook sliced potatoes and sauteed onions in stock under the lamb. They get all those yummy garlicky juices dripping on to them.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350f.
  2. With a small, sharp knife cut slits all over the lamb (top and bottom).
  3. Insert the slivers of garlic, and the rosemary sprigs.
  4. Brush the lamb with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place on a wire rack in a baking tin and pour in 3/4 cup of water.
  6. Roast for about 2 hours basting often with the pan juices.
  7. remove from oven and cover loosely with foil.
  8. Allow to"rest" for about 15 minutes before carving.
  9. We serve with roasted vegetables, peas, gravy and mint jelly.
Most Helpful

I tried Jan's recipe. What two better flavors are there then garlic and rosmary? Wonderful, mouth watering taste, this lamb dish is a must do.....

Dawn Marshall March 08, 2002

Would you please pass the jelly? The mint jelly, that is! Jan, this recipe turned out a moist, succulent lamb which had the most pleasant flavor. I served with roasted potatoes and mint jelly as you suggested, also a broccoli casserole and egg twist dinner rolls. Thank you, Jan, for a wonderful supper tonight!

Bev April 27, 2003

This was my first attempt at a Roast Leg of Lamb and what a great recipe. So simple, really easy and the smell in the house while it was roasting was unbelievable good. I did put the potatoes and onions on the bottom and oh my so good. Served with my home made mint jelly to set it off. Now wondering what to make with all the left overs, thinging of trying some with the hollandaise sauce and hey how about a lamb pot pie

Bonnie G #2 September 29, 2015