Rosemary roast lamb chops & potatoes

Rosemary roast lamb chops

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(64 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal754
  • fat48g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.34g


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1kg potatoes, chopped into small chunks



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

  • 4 rosemary sprigs



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 4 garlic cloves, left whole
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
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  1. Turn the oven to fan 200C/ conventional 220C/gas 7. Heat half the oil in a flameproof roasting tin or ovenproof sauté pan. Brown the lamb for 2 minutes on each side, then lift out of the pan and set aside. Add the rest of the oil to the pan, add the potatoes, then fry for 4-5 minutes, until starting to brown. Add the rosemary and garlic, then return the lamb to the pan, too.

  2. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then scatter over the tomatoes and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes, until the tomatoes just begin to split. Remove from the oven and serve straight from the dish.

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Lady Macca
11th May, 2020
Utterly delicious dish, and supremely simple one to prepare & cook. It had all you needed. I was very happy that such a lovely dish fit for a king came from my humble kitchen.
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Christine Plumpton
8th Sep, 2018
Easy but looks and tastes good
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Steven Thompson
22nd May, 2018
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! But why fry the lamb first?? I put the chops in with lots of garlic bulbs,sprigs of rosemary and lashings if balsamic for half an hour,then added tomatoes and cooked for further 20 mins.Served with yorkies and a bottle of red and it’s paradise!
17th Sep, 2015
Super! I did par-boil the potatoes first.
30th Sep, 2014
Delicious! I made this a while ago now but have not got round to commenting. I love lamb but none of my family do, so I adapted this to a meal for one. Only trouble is , I can't stop making it for myself!
6th Aug, 2014
Excellent! The lamb was perfect. I did add red pepper, celery, onion, courgette - just whatever I had to do a 'one pot' dinner. Well, I added so any veg that I did it in 2 roasting dishes and tipped it all together to serve. I did parboil new pots and a little carrot while I zizzed the chops in the frying pan. When it was ready I turned the oven up to the max and added a jus for 5mins, that had a stock pot, red wine, the balsamic vinegar and a squirt of tomato puree. That made all the difference and counteracted the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar gives it a needed edge otherwise it would all be sweet and bland. It was a big hit with everyone.
3rd Jun, 2014
Big family favourite in this house! I've cooked it many times following the recipe but have also changed it around depending on what I have in the fridge etc. it's great with other root veg/herbs. I also tend to par boil the spuds for a few minutes first
20th Jul, 2013
Nice way to cook lamb chops. The potatoes come out delicious with all the lamb juices and balsamic vinegar absorbed into them.
10th Feb, 2013
Made this dish this morning with Australian lamb and changed a couple of the ingrediengts based on availability in my kitchen; crushed rosemary leaves instead of sprigs, diced roma tomatoes in place of cherry. Still came out great and it was super easy! I think I'll need to make it again befire I get it right as this was my first attempt cooking with lamb.
1st Feb, 2013
I quartered medium sized tomatoes and added them at the beginning with only 500g of chopped spuds - 1kg seemed like rather a lot! Extra garlic gloves, chopped rosemary (even dry would be fine) and some seasoning enhanced the flavors. As with all meat, it is best to leave it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking as introducing to a hot pan straight from the fridge always toughens it up due to the shock. Maybe some peppers or courgettes next time around.


5th Aug, 2013
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