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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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