This Easy Air Fryer Lamb is so simple to cook perfectly! The results are lamb that’s perfectly brown on the outside but juicy and tender in the middle.
This dish is packed with hearty flavor and is a great way to keep your oven available for baking biscuits, holiday side dishes, or desserts.
💚 Why You'll Love This Recipe
Next time you need a fast and easy way to cook a lamb leg roast, try this recipe for Air Fryer Lamb and Potatoes! With just a few simple ingredients and a homemade blend of spices, you can produce and elegant and hearty meal.
Great for a special occasion dinner but easy enough for any day of the week! This recipe includes tips on how to cook your lamb to the perfect done-ness, but you can have a perfect meal in as little as just 30 minutes.
And for another delicious all-in-one meal, make this savory Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Potatoes!
🧂 Ingredients Needed
- potatoes - any kind of potatoes will work great for this recipe.
- herbs and seasonings - I like to use oregano, paprika, parsley, thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper to season my roast.
- olive oil - helps the spices adhere to the lamb and creates a crispy brown outside while the roast air fries.
- lamb leg roast - as long as you have a big enough basket, it's easy to make an entire air fryer leg of lamb roast!
- Cut your potatoes into bite sized pieces, then combine oregano, paprika, parsley, thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Place the lamb in the air fryer basket and arrange the potatoes in a single layer around it, then drizzle with olive oil and season with spice blend.
- Air fry at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, removing the roast about 5 degrees before desired done-ness. Allow the roast to rest, then carve and serve!
The internal temperature of your lamb will depend on how done you want the roast. What's recommend is a minimum of 110 degrees F or a maximum of 150 degrees.
Yes! As long as you cook it until it's done, any residual product that gets into the air fryer basket will also be properly cooked and won't pose a risk of transferring raw meat to other food. You may want to clean out the basket in between air frying your roast regardless, as it can sometimes leak juices or leave behind excess oil.
You can! This is a great way to make clean-up more efficient and pose less of a risk of making a mess without inhibiting cooking.
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- Be sure to monitor the roast's internal temperature with a meat thermometer as it cooks so you can remove it from the air fryer about 5 degrees before the desired temperature. It will continue to cook from residual heat.
- Here's a breakdown of cook times:
- For a roast cooked rare, aim for 110 degrees F.
- Medium rare: 120 degrees F.
- Medium: 140-145 degrees F.
- Medium well/well: 150 degrees F. (Cooking past medium isn't recommend, as it can make the lamb tough and hard to eat.)
📌 You'll love this easy air fryer lamb as an impressive and filling meal for special occasions, date nights, and holidays! But don't let that stop you from serving it on a weeknight if you have a craving; with only 20 minutes of cooking time, this can be a fast and simple weeknight dinner!
💡 Substitutions and Variations
- Serve with mint jelly or your favorite sauce to customize to your taste!
- Feel free to edit the spice blend used for the lamb and potatoes. Other seasonings that would pair well with these flavors are cumin, coriander, mustard powder, onion powder, fresh rosemary, and chili powder. You can also add a pinch of salt if you like.
- Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over top of your finished rack of lamb for extra flavor!
- Add a few fresh garlic cloves among the potatoes.
🥫 Storage and Reheating
Store our lamb and potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To reheat, you can place them back in the air fryer at 325 degrees or so and cook until heated through. The lamb can also be reheated covered in the microwave, but the air fryer is the best way to reheat the potatoes so they don't get mushy or soggy.
🍴 What To Serve With This Dish
While this air fryer lamb recipe has potatoes built in and makes for a full meal on its own, here are a few other sides to serve if you want a full-blown feast! Pair with Air Fryer Broccoli, Cucumber Salad, Air Fryer Roasted Carrots, or a Chipotle Lime Edamame Salad.
✔️ More Air Fryer Recipes You'll Love
- Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken - This bold and exciting entree is bursting with savory flavors!
- Air Fryer Corn Ribs - Did you know you can make "ribs" out of corn on the cob? Try this unique and viral dish and see for yourself!
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries - An easy way to cook fries right from frozen in your air fryer.
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls - You can use your air fryer for dessert, too! Try this yummy recipe from Paint the Kitchen Red.
Air Fryer Roasted Lamb
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📋 Recipe Card
Air Fryer Roasted Lamb and Potatoes
- Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and mix the spices.4-5 medium potatoes, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon oregano, ½ tablespoon parsley, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon thyme
- Place the lamb roast in the center of the air fryer basket and surround it with the potatoes.1.7 pounds lamb leg roast
- Drizzle the oil over the roast and potatoes with the oil and season both generously with the spices.2 tablespoons olive oil
- Cook at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes while monitoring the meat temperature (see temperature guide in the notes). Plan to remove the roast from the air fryer when it is about 5 degrees below the desired final temperature because it will continue to cook as it rests.
- Allow the lamb to rest about 20 minutes before carving. If the potatoes need further cooking, continue to cook while the lamb rests.
- Temperature guide for gauging doneness:
- Rare: cook to 110 degrees F
- Medium rare: cook to 120 degrees F
- Medium: cook to 145 degrees F
- Medium well to well: 150 degrees F or higher. (However note that it is not recommended to cook lamb past medium as it becomes dry and tough to eat.)
- Letting the meat rest before carving allows the cooking to finish and the juices to settle. This will give you the best results.
- Enjoy with mint jelly or your favorite sauce.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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