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Air Fryer Roast Lamb

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Air fryer roast lamb – tender flavorful lamb roasted in the air fryer, with 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 roast lamb on a white plate
Air fryer roast lamb

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How to Roast Lamb in an Air Fryer

Cooking roast lamb in an air fryer is a great option when you are short on time. It is quick and easy, and no messy roasting pans to deal with means it makes a great mid-week dinner, or fuss-free roast on the weekend.

Air frying is also a great way to cook a lamb rack, roast beef, pork, or chicken!

How to Prepare Lamb for Air Frying

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.

You need it to be approximately 2 inches thick. This allows it to cook really quickly in the air fryer, ensuring it stays moist and tender on the inside. If it is thicker or thinner than this, you will need to adjust the cooking time.

How to Season Roast Lamb

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.

Air fryer roast lamb pin

What to serve with roast lamb

I love to serve a classic roast with roasted vegetables, and fresh steamed vegetables.

If you want to also cook side dishes in the air fryer, you can pre-cook them for part of the cooking time before the lamb, then put them back in the air fryer to finish cooking for 10 minutes while the lamb is resting.

Or, if you have a large air fryer, you can cook the lamb and vegetables in the air fryer at the same time. You just need to work out which takes longer to cook.

Roast lamb and potatoes in air fryer basket
Roast lamb and potatoes in air fryer basket

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 Recipe

Air fryer roast lamb on a white plate
Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Roast Lamb

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

How to roast lamb in an air fryer.


  • 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


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C)
  2. On a plate, mix olive oil with rosemary and thyme.
  3. Pat lamb roast dry and place into the herb oil mixture, turning it to ensure it is well coated.
  4. Place lamb in air fryer basket, and air fry for 15 minutes.
    Uncooked roast lamb in air fryer basket
  5. 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 should be 145°F / 63°C). Cook for additional 3 minute intervals if you prefer it more well done.
  6. 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).
  7. Cut against the grain to serve.
    Carved air fryer roast lamb on a white plate

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 18g

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