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roasted rack of lamb

Roasted Rack of Lamb

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Skip the restaurant and make this delicious Roasted Rack of Lamb at home. Served with a side a creamed spinach, this dish is perfect for the holidays!


  • 1 rack of lamb
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Season the entire rack of lamb evenly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Add chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, and 1 tbsp olive oil into a small bowl and stir. Evenly coat the lamb rack with the marinade on both sides.
  3. Heat an oven-friendly skillet or cast iron to medium heat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and butter to the skillet. Place the rack of lamb with the fat side down into the skillet. Sear for 5 minutes. While holding the bones, rock the meat slowly back and forth to brown the top and back of the rack. 
  4. Bake the rack of lamb at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes*.See notes for cooking time for the desired doneness.
  5. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes and serve by cutting the chops in between the bones.


Depending on how you like your meat cooked: For medium-rare, an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees; for medium, the center should read 150 degrees; for well done, the center should read at least 160 degrees.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 1016
  • Fat: 53.5g