roasted leg of lamb from shady side farm

Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill in the kitchen. Easter is coming up soon, and you can put something special on your family’s table with confidence. I want to say something important, and I hope you’re listening.

Spending time cooking from scratch using quality ingredients is worth it! 

And, while cooking lamb can seem incredibly daunting, it doesn’t have to be! Lamb roasts can be an easy addition to your dinner table with this no-frills recipe and short ingredient list.

Read more about how we raise 100% grass-fed, pasture raised lamb on our farm.

roasted leg of lamb from shady side farm

Roasted Leg of Lamb

A simple, no-frills roasted leg of lamb.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Leg of Lamb, bone-in 2-3 pounds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil (or butter) herbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Place leg of lamb fat side up on a roasting rack. Spread garlic and herb mixture evenly over the lamb.
  • Place in oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F. This should take about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes (or until desired doneness).
  • Let rest 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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