Italian Marinated Leg of Lamb

Italian Marinated Lamb- this is one of the most delicious and easy ways to make lamb!Leg of lamb has never been easier than this recipe for Italian Marinated Lamb that gives a delicious meal in just a few easy steps and only 3 ingredients! 


Lamb and I have a complicated relationship. Lamb can be very game-y (which is precisely why my husband loves it so much), but when slow roasted, it can be soft and rich like a roast- with tons of flavor. Luckily, its pretty easy to get a delicious, un-fussy leg of lamb with this incredibly easy Italian Marinated Leg of Lamb recipe that includes just 3 ingredients!

Italian marinated Lamb- so delicious and easy!

It’s important to note that I don’t recommend skipping the browning step before the lamb goes in the oven. Searing your meat helps to lock in juices and flavor so your lamb doesn’t dry out- and gives it a delicious flavor you won’t just get by tossing in a dutch oven to bake right off the bat. Luckily, you can brown the meat and roast it in the exact same pan- use a heavy dutch oven with a lid and sear it without the lid, adding the lid when it goes into the oven.

One less pan to clean- my kind of meal!

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Skip the fussy lamb recipes- this Italian Marinated Lamb is the easiest, most delicious recipe for roasted leg of lamb with only 3 ingredients!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 leg of lamb- 4 to 5 pounds
  • 6 cloves of fresh garlic
  • ½ bottle italian dressing
  • optional- ½-2 cups of dry white wine
  1. Poke holes in leg of lamb, stuff with garlic.
  2. Add dressing to a large plastic bag, add lamb in.
  3. Refrigerate overnight to let lamb marinate.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. In a heavy dutch oven, sear lamb on all sides (reserve the marinade in the bag to baste the lamb if it dries out).
  6. Place in oven (if adding wine, add it to the dutch oven as lamb goes in).
  7. Cook ½ hour for each pound of meat (around 2-3 hours for a 4-5 pound leg of lamb).


Italian Marinated Lamb Leg-so delicious and easy!

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