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baked leg of lamb

Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb is the best way to really fancy up your dinner with very little effort. Despite its impressive appearance, it's actually quite simple to make and the oven does all the work for you!
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Keyword leg of lamb, leg of lamb recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 6 lbs leg of lamb
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3 tbsp seas salt
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp herbs garnish


  • In a small bowl, create a dry rub by combining salt, black pepper and chopped rosemary.
    Spices for the leg of lab in a bowl
  • Poke holes throughout the top of the leg of lamb and stuff them with whole garlic cloves.
    Leg of lamb with garlic pieces stuffed inside
  • Generously rub all sides with spices.
    Spices rubbed on leg of lamb
  • Place the leg of lamb on a baking dish.
    spiced leg of lamb with rosemary on a pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 90 minutes. During the last 20 minutes, cover the lab with foil or a lid. Leg of lamb is fully cooked when the internal temperature reads 145°F. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
    baked leg of lamb


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 3666mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 6mg