• 1 Leg of lamb
  • Garlic
  • Large baking potatoes
  • Red Peppers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Basil
  • Wholegrain mustard
  • Kale

Really want a roast dinner but can't be bothered to buy all the ingredients? This might just be the perfect alternative!


Step 1

The ingredients are all pretty easy to find.

Step 2

Start by using a super short knife and insert some little slits into the meat. About an inch deep.

Step 3

Peel a couple of cloves of garlic and pop them in the slices you made in the meat. Also, sprinkle a liberal amount of salt over the meat and a little coat of olive oil.

Step 4

Pop the lamb and the large potatoes into the oven at 180C. In the same way you did with the lamb, sprinkle a little salt and oil over the potatoes.

Step 5

Slice up the red peppers and another couple of cloves of garlic. Throw them into a pan on a nice low heat and let them start sweating off. The slower the better at this stage

Step 6

Pick the stalks out of the kale. Only the big thick ones should go, leaving nice curly leaves.

Step 7

After about 50 minutes, the potatoes should be fully cooked. If you are not sure, check by poking a fork through to the middle to make sure they're soft. Cut the potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh.

Step 8

When the peppers are soft and getting super sweet, throw in the kale. Keep it stirred at this stage. It shouldn't take more than about five minutes over a medium heat to cook.

Step 9

Start making the mix for the potatoes by adding a spoonful of wholegrain mustard to the potatoes.

Step 10

Chop up the basil into thin strips.

Step 11

At this stage, the lamb should be cooked. Depending on the size of it and how you want it cooked, it should take between 50 and 75 minutes. It's important to take it out and let it rest for a good 15 minutes before serving.

Step 12

Throw the basil, peppers and kale mix into the potatoes.

Step 13

Season with salt and pepper and add in the feta cheese.

Step 14

Carefully spoon the whole thing together without bashing it all up, because you want all the nice diverse textures in there.

Step 15

Spoon the mix into the empty potato shells and fill them right up. Throw them into the oven for 5 minutes, just to heat them all up again.

Step 16

Slice up the lamb. Ideally, you will serve it slightly pink (I was cooking for people who hated the sight of blood though, so cooked it through).

Step 17

Serve the potatoes and lamb up along with a few spoons of the lamb's cooking juices over the meat. Super simple and full of flavour!


The thing with this dish is that it ticks all the boxes with people looking for something new and exciting, while staying true to a classic roast leg of lamb. This makes for the perfect dinner party recipe, with the lamb carved at the table and the spuds served up family style.
With minimal prep and lamb very affordable these days, there is no better dish to cook this weekend.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.