Air Fryer Roast Lamb

  • author  Eliza
  • Updated October 3rd, 2019

One of my favorite roasts is this recipe for air fryer lamb roast. Juicy tender roasted lamb without toiling over a hot oven. Season with fresh rosemary and thyme and serve with roasted potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables for a classic lamb roast.

Air fryer roast lamb
Air fryer roast lamb.

The recipe uses a butterflied leg of lamb, which you can ask your local butcher to prepare for you, or you can just cut it open yourself using a sharp knife. I would, however, recommend buying a boneless leg roast, as this will make the process much easier.

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Air fryer roast lamb

Air Fryer Roast Lamb

How to roast lamb in an air fryer.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Global
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 181kcal


  • 10 oz butterflied lamb leg roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp rosemary fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp thyme fresh or dried
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C)
  • On a plate, mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 1/2 tablespoon each of rosemary and thyme.
  • Pat lamb roast dry and place into the herb oil mixture, turning it to ensure it is well coated.
  • Place lamb in air fryer basket, and air fry for 15 minutes.
    Roast lamb in air fryer basket
  • This should give you medium-rare lamb. Though when cooking roast lamb in an air fryer it is best to check the temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure that it is cooked to your liking (medium-rare should be 140-150°F / 60-65°C). Cook for additional 3 minute intervals if you prefer it more well done.
  • Remove roast lamb from air fryer, cover with kitchen foil and leave to rest for five minutes before serving (this allows the juices to reabsorb into the meat).
  • Cut against the grain to serve.
    Carved air fryer roast lamb


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 258mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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