Top 10 roast lamb recipes

Create the roast with the most with Good Food's very best lamb recipes. These stunning centrepieces are perfect for Sunday dinner or a special occasion.

Braised lamb with peas and carrots in roasting tray

King of the dinner table, roast lamb reigns supreme for the family Sunday roast. Treat everyone to a succulent shank or spectacular shoulder with all the trimmings. Whether it's lightly spiced or stuffed with seasonal ingredients we can't resist lamb roasted to perfection like our braised lamb with spring veg

Need even more roast inspiration? Peruse our roast lamb recipe collection for traditional dishes and exotic twists. Watch our video on how to prepare a leg of lamb ready for roasting.
 

1. Slow cooked lamb with onions and thyme

Leg of lamb in pot on board
Keep it classic with our 5-star slow-cooked lamb. It takes just five ingredients, one pot and almost no effort to create this meltingly tender dish. It virtually cooks itself, so you can spend more time relaxing with family and friends. Look no further for your easiest ever roast lamb recipe. 

Try pairing it with our spring greens with fennel & apples for a crisp, fresh side dish. 
 

2. Greek roast lamb

Roast lamb on board with olive and tomato sauce
Embrace the flavours of spring with our lazy Greek roast lamb recipe. Don't spend your afternoon in front of a hot oven, simple prep our herby lamb, nestle it safely amongst new potatoes and relax. This dish is perfect for feeding a crowd – expect clean plates all round. 

Serve with a simple Greek salad or modern spiralized courgetti salad
 

3. Garlic & herb roast lamb on boulangère potatoes

Roast lamb on potatoes in dish
Combine the best parts of the roast into one super dish with our garlic & herb roast lamb on boulangère potatoes. Cook your succulent lamb with your potatoes so they absorb the juices and all the herby flavour. This impressive looking centrepiece is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Dish up a scoop at a time with our honey-glazed roast carrots and peas & beans with pancetta & mint
 

4. Lamb kleftiko

Lamb in parcel in dish with potatoes
Seal in the flavour of this leg of lamb and roast it low and slow for perfectly tender meat. Our lamb kleftiko wraps the leg of lamb in a parcel of deliciousness with garlic, lemon, herbs and potatoes. Serve with a cooling dollop of mint yogurt and a simple, fresh salad. 

Want even more ideas for your leg of lamb? Try this fruity lamb, apricot & shallot tagine with an aromatic marinade. Looking for a super simple barbecue dish? Try our Indian spiced butterflied lamb. The thin crust of char is totally irresistible. 
 

5. Slow-roast Persian lamb 

Lamb with gravy in dish
Our showstopping slow-roast Persian lamb has a mellow sweetness, paired with a zingy pomegranate salad and moreish flatbreads. This hassle-free supper might be the pinacle of simple yet impressive dishes. Make sure to account for extra portions as seconds will be snapped up in seconds.

Try serving with our jewelled couscous for a light, flavourful side. 
 

6. Herby baked lamb in tomato sauce

Baked lamb shoulder in tomato sauce in dish
This herby baked lamb becomes so tender, you can 'carve' it at the table with a just a spoon. Cook in its own sauce for a rich dish with beautifully tender meat. This recipe uses shoulder of lamb but if you'd rather use leg of lamb, simply rotate every hour so it stays moist. Shred the leftovers in the sauce to make a simple ragu you can serve with pasta. 
 

7. Slow-roast lamb with cinnamon, fennel & citrus

Roast leg of lamb on board with dish of potatoes
For this recipe we're making good use of the spice rack. Honey, cinnamon and zesty citrus fruits make up the base marinade for this magnificent slow-roast lamb with fennel. Serve up this fantastic fuss-free main course for a dinner party with friends. Pair it with a meze packed with Middle-Eastern flavours for a dinner with a difference.

Whip up our quick hummus, sesame flatbreads and courgette & tahini dip for a sharing platter to please all palates. 
 

8. Pulled lamb shoulder

Lamb on carving board with salads and cutlery
Cooking lamb together with fruit juices means it doubles up as a sweet syrup and our pulled lamb with sticky pomegranate glaze served with sticky onions and a minty yogurt is ideal for lazy summer days. Try it with our golden couscous and minty carrot, pistachio & feta salad.

Or, give this dish an Indian twist with our curried pulled lamb with a punchy spice paste to bring the heat. 
 

9. Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb

Hay-baked leg of lamb in dish with hay on table with vegetable sides
Take some inspiration from the farm and try our hay-baked leg of lamb. This spectacular centrepiece has a sweet, smoky flavour from the herby hay and the stuffing adds a much-needed dose of spring greens. These can change seasonally, so try using wild garlic, spinach or chard instead of kale. 

Pair it with cumin carrots, our hearty roast cauliflower and a tear-and-share flatbread starter for a unique Easter lunch menu. 
 

10. Korean crusted roast lamb 

Carved leg of lamb on board with vegetables and sauce
You've heard of bulgogi beef, well get ready to love a new Korean twist on a classic – Korean crusted roast lamb. This traditional marinade is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. Serve the lamb with traditional trimmings or with lettuce leaves, shredded veggies and chilli sauce for guests to make a DIY dinner wrap. Make a deliciously flavourful gravy from the juices in the roasting tin. 
 

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