Roast Leg of Lamb



6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (5- to 6-pound) leg of lamb
8 garlic cloves, sliced
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray


Cut 1-inch-deep slits, 2 to 3 inches apart, into lamb. Insert a garlic slice into each slit. Stir together cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper; stuff 2 tablespoons mixture evenly into slits. Coat lamb with vegetable cooking spray.

Press remaining cheese mixture onto lamb. Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until thermometer registers 150° (medium-rare).