Whole roast lamb on wooden board with pot of sauce

Roast lamb recipes

Try our succulent roast lamb recipes. We have you covered for a traditional Sunday lunch and more exotic versions with Middle Eastern or Indian spices. 

55 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Lamb rump, a tender cut from the top of the leg, is similar in flavour and texture to beef rump steak. It makes an excellent roasting joint for two people

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Take roast lamb to another level with a flavourful apricot and mint stuffing. Great for a Sunday roast, or as an alternative to turkey at Christmas

1 hr and 40 mins
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Score the skin of your lamb and marinate with a herby, garlicky pesto for an extra special Sunday roast

2 hrs
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Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Take your time making this easy one-pot lamb dish for an informal centrepiece meal. You can slow-cook it two days ahead and serve it with Greek meze dishes

6 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Perfectly marinated meat that melts in the mouth is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Cook this roast for five hours, rest, then sprinkle with zesty gremolata

5 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat your family to a Sunday roast of succulent lamb shanks and a tasty gremolata made with parsley, lemon zest and…

4 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a lighter take on roast lamb with this healthy Easter centrepiece. A trimmed leg of lamb is served with vibrant spring vegetables tossed in herbs and lemon

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
59 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you have time, stud the lamb a day in advance to allow the flavours to really permeate the meat

1 hr and 55 mins
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41 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This sweet, meltingly-tender lamb makes a show-stopping dinner party dish

3 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
54 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Seal a leg of lamb in a parcel then roast it long and slow with garlic, lemon, herbs and potatoes to soak up the delicious juices

5 hrs and 30 mins
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Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

The classic combination of lamb and crispy rosemary potatoes. For a cheaper cut of meat, try substituting leg or gigot steaks. Serve it pink!

50 mins
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6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Tick off all 5 of your 5 a day with this super-healthy Sunday roast. To make it vegetarian, omit the lamb and add chickpeas to the caponata.

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fresh-flavoured roast is lightly spiced with a hint of citrus – an ideal dinner for two

45 mins
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37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

For lamb that will melt in your mouth and surprise your palate, follow Sarah Cook's easy recipe

12 hrs
Easy
65 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This one-pan lamb chops supper only requires some quick assembling - pack in the Mediterranean flavours then let the oven do the work

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Thanks to a breadcrumb coating made with parsley, mint, rosemary and garlic, this roast joint is a cut above the rest

2 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
37 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This generous dish of melt-in-the-mouth lamb feels extravagant, but is an inexpensive way to feed a crowd

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This one-pot roast is simplicity itself - cooking the shoulder slowly means the meat will melt away from the bone

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cooking succulent lamb and herby potatoes together means the potatoes absorb all the lovely juices

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

As the lamb roasts, little nuggets of feta from the crust melt into the gutsy, tomatoey, garlicky sauce

50 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

When you want the roast experience but haven't got hours to spare, this version really hits the spot

30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
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