Italian Leg of Lamb

This roasted lamb is so juicy and flavorful, had everyone looking for seconds
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 468 kcal


  • 4. lb Leg of Lamb boneless
  • 4 ea Garlic Cloves peeled and sliced
  • 7 ea Thyme fresh sprigs
  • 3 ea Rosemary fresh sprigs
  • 2 Tbsp Ground mustard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper fresh ground
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Slices


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    If you are not using a roasting pan rack that keeps meat off the bottom, lay couple stalks of celery and carrots on bottom of a regular baking pan and lay lamb on top.
  • Lamb will come with a netting /sock around it, don't remove until later.
    Rub mustard all over the lamb , top, bottom sides (un-tie the netting/sock and reach in) Sprinkle paprika, salt and pepper over the lamb
  • Add slices of garlic on the lamp and then the sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary.
    The netting will hold everything together and the lamb in tact.
  • Reduce heat down to 325 degrees and bake for 50 +/- minutes
  • When internal temp reaches 100 degrees cut the netting, off the lamb, keeping thyme and rosemary on top and lay slices of butter before returning to oven.
    Cook for another 30 minutes.
  • You want to pull it out the oven when internal temp reaches 135 degrees, that will give you a nice light pink center (not red). Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


This pairs great with a horseradish sour cream sauce or for those of you who like mint jelly with lamb.
Serve up some roasted potatoes and fresh green beans 


Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 61gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 1.473mgPotassium: 981mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 536IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 6mg
Keyword bake, Dinner, Dinner Party, Filling, holiday, lamb
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