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Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

  • Baked

One pot meal, that is fit for a King and Queen

  • 180
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



This Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe is super simple to make and takes just 10 minutes of prep time. And would make a perfect recipe for Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Serving this dish up for the holidays? Then you may want to add some other holiday favorites to the table such as my Homemade Cranberry sauce and my Roasted Turkey or Tourtiere Pie

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Looking for other quick and easy holiday side dishes to go alongside this Lamb Roast try my Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes or some Parmesan Brussel Sprouts.

And if your looking for more holiday type main course you will certainty want to check out this Turkey recipeTourtière meat pie.

lamb shoulder recipe

It is also made with just a few simple ingredients: that being fresh sage, fresh rosemary, fresh sage, salt and pepper and a olive oil. 

The shoulder is then placed into one oven safe pot and then is baked slowly for three hours.

You can also prepare this in your slow cooker as well and pressure if you so desire. 

Either way it will come out moist, tender and absolutely delicious!

This recipe is something special, so if you have never tried lamb shoulder before.

Then this fool proof recipe is sure to impress you. 

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe


I like to serve this meal with some mashed potatoes and gravy (which is made with the lamb sauce) and a salad. 

Also you can serve it with a salad of your liking. 

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Let the oven do the work, while you do whatever else it is you need to do for the day/evening. 

But please for the love of GOD do not leave the house with the oven on.

This results in way to many house fires each year and I do not want to be responsible for that. 


how to cook lamb shoulder in the oven

It is REAL easy, since everything is down in one pot.

  • Basically all your going to have to do is spend less than 5 minutes seasoning it.
  • Then you will want to cover it with a oven safe lid, or if you want you can use tinfoil as well.
  • Just make sure their is a gab to allow the air to circulate around the lamb.

Lamb Shoulder with mashed potatoes and a salad


  • You will make it the exact same way as you would in the oven.
  • Except you will want to cook it longer, since it is really slow cooking in the crock pot.
  • Anywhere from 8-10 hours would be ideal. 


I would say one lamb shoulder the size of 2.25kg should serve 6-8 people which is better lamb shoulder or leg


This is all about personal preference, if you ask me. I like both and have shared both of my favorite recipes on this blog. If you’re looking for an excellent lamb leg recipe: Check out my 


Great Question: Lamb should be cooked to 145 °F (medium rare), 160 °F (medium), or 170 °F (well done). For approximate cooking times for use in meal planning, see the following chart compiled from various resources. Times are based on lamb at refrigerator temperature (40 °F). Safe Cooking Temperatures for Lamb

Want another DELICIOUS LAMB RECIPE? Try my Rosemary Lamb Shanks with Lemon Potatoes

Rosemary Lamb Shanks with Lemon Potatoes



It is not recommended to give any dog cooked bones of any kind. They can splitter and be a choking hazard. I like to give my dogs raw chicken and beef bones though. These can be found at your local butcher or at a raw feed dog food store. 

However you can use the BONE for an AMAZING SOUP STOCK!

And make this delicious soup with it Best Beef Barley Soup Recipe

Best Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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Looking for an AWESOME Mash Potato recipe?

Try my “Creamy Cheese Mashed Potatoes” or my “Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

One Pot Meal


  • 1.8 Lamb lamb shoulder (bone in)
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • Gravy
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • 2 tbsp of flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400 f
  2. Meanwhile in a large pot add (half) of the spice (rosemary & sage) along with the whole garlic heads.
  3. Remove meat from the packaging and with a large knife, make slits all around to allow the olive oil to penetrate.
  4. Season the meat with salt and pepper and place on top of the spices and garlic.
  5. Place lamb shoulder fat side up and season with garlic salt and remaining spices.
  6. Then Drizzle olive oil all over the meat!
  7. Place a piece of tinfoil on top of the baking dish or oven safe lid .
  8. Turn the oven down to 300 f and bake for 2 1/2 hours.
  9. The lamb should now be fall off the bone tender, enjoy!
  10. Making the gravy: add 1 cup of beef stock to the pot and scrape off any drippings and simmer on a low heat. Ad in slowly 2 tbsp of flour and stir to combine. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 528mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

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