Pesto and Pepper-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Serve your family this baked lamb combined with pesto sauce and flavored by lemon-pepper seasoning – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Pesto

3/4
cup firmly packed fresh parsley
1/4
cup fresh rosemary leaves
1/4
cup fresh mint leaves
3
garlic cloves
2
tablespoons olive oil

Lamb

1
(5-lb.) rolled boneless leg of lamb
1
(7.5-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, well drained
2
teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all pesto ingredients; process until smooth.
  • 2 Unroll lamb, cut side up, onto work surface. Spread pesto over lamb. Place roasted peppers over pesto. Roll up lamb. Tie with kitchen string or secure edges with metal skewers. Rub surface with lemon-pepper seasoning. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 60 to 75 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 145°F. for medium-rare. Remove string from lamb; cut into slices.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all pesto ingredients; process until smooth.
  • 2 Unroll lamb, cut side up, onto work surface. Spread pesto over lamb. Place roasted peppers over pesto. Roll up lamb. Tie with kitchen string or secure edges with metal skewers. Rub surface with lemon-pepper seasoning. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 60 to 75 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 145°F. for medium-rare. Remove string from lamb; cut into slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Do-Ahead You have lots of options for getting a head start on making this dish. You can mix the pesto and refrigerate it overnight, and the roast can be stuffed, tied, covered and refrigerated for up to three hours. You can also skip making the pesto altogether and buy purchased pesto instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.