Roasted Lamb with Acorn Squash and Broccoli

Use the leftover lamb from this meal in a stir-fry, stew, or sandwich.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces lamb, 1/3 cup acorn squash, and 2 broccoli spears)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 20.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 464mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-pound) rolled boned leg of lamb
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 rosemary sprig, broken into 6 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large acorn squash (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 12 (4-inch) broccoli spears
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 500°.
  2. Unroll roast; trim fat from roast. Reroll roast; secure at 1-inch intervals with heavy string. Make 6 (1/2-inch-deep) slits in roast; place garlic halves and rosemary into each slit. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place roast on a broiler pan; insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of roast. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 425° (do not remove roast from oven).
  3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and squash, and arrange squash around roast. Bake at 425° for 22 minutes. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, broccoli spears, and the minced garlic. Carefully turn roast, and arrange the broccoli mixture around the roast. Bake at 425° for an additional 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare). Let roast stand for 5 minutes.
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