Air Fryer Roast Lamb

  • author  Eliza
  • Published Apr 14th, 2019 / Updated Jan 17th, 2020

One of my favorite roasts is this recipe for air fryer lamb roast. Juicy tender lamb roasted in the air fryer – no need to toil 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 roasted lamb
Air fryer roasted 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 as the bone has to be removed.

Air fried roast lamb has a lovely rich flavor, which is really enhanced by the classic seasoning of rosemary and thyme. You can use any spices that you like with lamb, and sometimes I use a Moroccan seasoning, cumin or curry powder, but I do like a classic roast with rosemary and thyme, so usually stick to the recipe below.

For a classic roast I serve roast lamb with a mint sauce. You can try an easy homemade version by mixing chopped fresh mint leaves with sugar and vinegar. It looks a little rustic, but tastes fantastic!

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 teaspoon 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
Tags: lamb

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