Greek lamb with potatoes & olives

Greek lamb with potatoes & olives

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins


Serves 4
Entertain the easy way with this quick-to-prepare rustic one-pot - just serve with crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal772
  • fat51g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein38g
  • salt2.03g
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  • 800g medium-size potatoes, skin on, thinly sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 4 large tomatoes, thinly sliced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 aubergine, thinly sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp oregano leaves, plus extra for sprinkling



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 85g pitted Kalamata olives, halved
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 5 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 lamb steaks



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Layer up half the potato, tomato and aubergine in a baking dish, scattering with garlic, oregano and olives, and drizzling with oil and seasoning as you go.

  2. Scatter over the feta, then repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used up. Finish with potatoes and a little oil.

  3. Bake for 50 mins or until the veg are tender (cover with foil if they’re getting too brown). Top with the lamb steaks, rubbing with a little more oil and seasoning. Bake for 15-20 mins more until the lamb is cooked. Allow to rest and cool a bit before scattering with oregano and serving with crusty bread.

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Comments (28)

Irml's picture

I cooked this dish, both my husband and I enjoyed it. I cooked it slower to let all the flavours infuse the dish, lush.

emmabrett's picture

I didn't find this quick to prepare, I cooked the potatoes first having read the comments but the whole thing took about 50 mins to prepare and then more than an hour to cook. It was watery and not very pleasant, very disappointing and I certainly won't bother with this recipe again.

Blue98's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe and it was fairly quick and easy to make.

jadeclev's picture

Was delicious! I used small potatoes and cut them really fine so about 1 hr in oven was enough to make veg soft. Also I used lamb chops as I thought the fat would give it more flavour. It did and they come out tender! Would cook this again deffo.

hannahcgreen's picture

Absolutely delicious. I added sliced courgette and put foil over the dish for the first 30 mins to make sure the veggies and potatoes were cooked. All the vegetables, feta and oil make a lovely sauce at the bottom. Used boneless lamb steaks and after 15 mins they were perfectly cooked, juicy and slightly pink in the middle. Served with peas drizzled with basil oil and it was a very tasty plate of food.

ingevdh's picture

Cooked the vegetables for 45 minutes, added the lamb and then cooked for a further 25 minutes. (Used 200g feta.) The flavours were lovely and the lamb was beautifully tender and still pink, but the potato slices (no more than 2mm thick) were still underdone, and nobody liked the aubergine. Might try again, but without the aubergine, and with precooked potato slices.

jose81's picture

Delicious. Halved the recipe and there was more than enough for two adults (including a hungry pregnant one). Wouldn't change anything and it was nice to have aubergine for a change. Served it with the blackberry red cabbage (in a venison recipe on here) and was beautiful.

justabeena's picture

Delicious! I substituted courgette for aubergine, didn't tell the kids it had feta cheese in it! I don't like dry meals so was a bit unsure if I would like it but as everyone said by the time it cooks it has created a really lovey sauce....will definitely make again, so easy.

cjsansom's picture

Loved this and so easy to cook. Only thing I changed was to add more feta. Will cook again.

juliemilner's picture

In a word....gorgeous, very tasty will definitely make's on the favourites list.

jessicarobertz's picture

I've made this dish twice, both times it has been delicious and my guest have eaten every last morsel. A very tasty & low-maintenance meal, ideal to cook for a small group.

08rogersr's picture

I'm making this today hope it goes well!!!

josephvalentine's picture

I'm gonna make this tomorrow with a leg of lamb and rosemary. fingers crossed.

hilaryys's picture

Really love this recipe but my lamb always takes much longer to cook than the recipe says - even for pink lamb which my kids just won't tolerate. I reckon I cook it for at least 30 mins - what am I doing wrong?

talimc13's picture

Fantastic recipe and so easy to prepare. Really delicious flavours, worked wonderfully well for a dinner party last night. Clean plates, happy guests..chuffed host;)

lucycarter95's picture

Absolutely beautiful dish! Clean plates and we were both in silence as we ate, it was so tasty! Definitely worth trying if you like the 'Greek' flavours.

juliemilner's picture

Very tasty and easy to prepare in one dish. Tasted even better the next day

desertprincess's picture

This dish was simply bursting with flavour. I put the potatoes, aubergines and garlic into the oven first for about half an hour and then added the tomatoes, olives and feta for about 20 mins before adding the lamb. I used chunky lamb chops, rubbed them with olive oil, salt, pepper and some lamb seasoning and then placed them over the nearly-cooked vegetables. Didn't have fresh oregano so used dried. It was beautiful. The flavours came together perfectly, the lamb was juicy and my guests couldn't get enough!

zhagan's picture

can't wait to make this again. added onion and will pre cook the potato first next time to make it all quicker

kandi1's picture

Fantastic dish - fabulous flavours. Will definitely make again.


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