Stuffed leg of lamb on a roasting tin

Leg of lamb recipes

36 Recipes

You can cook leg of lamb in many ways apart from a classic Sunday roast. It can be barbecued, stewed or slow-cooked in a tagine to make it meltingly tender.

Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb


(1 rating)

Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Seven-hour lamb


(69 ratings)

Slow cooked, melt-in-the-mouth meat that needs 7 hours in the oven but little more than 7 minutes work for the chef
  • 7 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Greek roast lamb


(38 ratings)

If Spring is in the air you don't want to be slaving over a hot oven, so make the most of seasonal lamb the easy way with this lazy roast
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Rain-or-shine leg of lamb


(1 rating)

Butterflying your lamb not only means it cooks quicker, but it can be barbecued as well as roasted
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Lamb kleftiko


(35 ratings)

Seal a leg of lamb in a parcel then roast it long and slow with garlic, lemon and herbs, and potatoes to soak up the delicious juices
  • 5 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Lamb with thyme-roasted potatoes


(11 ratings)

Sunday lunch doesn't have to be stressful - just pop a leg of lamb and herby sliced potatoes into one big dish
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Stewed lamb


(2 ratings)

This dish, as with all stews, tastes best the day after it's made when the meat is tender and has soaked up all the flavour it can...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Spiced roast lamb


(7 ratings)

An Indian-inspired yogurt marinade with cumin, turmeric, chilli and fennel works beautifully with a joint of succulent meat
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

BBQ minty garlic lamb


(6 ratings)

Infuse lamb with mint and garlic - goes really well on the barbecue, or cook indoors for 4-5 mins on each side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Slow-cooked lamb with onions & thyme


(102 ratings)

Five ingredients, one pot, no effort. This meltingly tender lamb dish is satisfyingly rich, and virtually cooks itself
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Lamb kebabs & Greek salad


(3 ratings)

Skewer your meat and griddle to your preference and serve with a healthy salad of tomatoes, olives and feta
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Quick lamb biryani


(75 ratings)

Get your mates round and cook up this simple biryani, team it with a few of our Indian side dishes and you've got a party
  • 25 mins
  • Easy