Air Fryer Lamb. How to cook a delicious air fryer boneless leg of lamb with potatoes in the air fryer basket. Easy to prep and forget and perfect for a simple Sunday roast dinner.
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Air Fryer Lamb
If you are a returning visitor, you will know that I love to cook roasts in the air fryer.
My favourite in the air fryer oven though, is air fryer leg of lamb. We had a large bone in leg of lamb on one shelf and roast potatoes on the other. The delicious juices of the lamb fell onto the potatoes making the best air fryer roast potatoes that you have ever tried.
Though, from reader feedback, I often got asked how to replicate it for the air fryer basket.
After all, there is no way you are going to be able to fit a big leg of lamb in the Ninja Foodi or the Philips Air Fryer, so what is the solution.
A boneless leg of lamb of course, cut to the size of the air fryer basket.
Dominic cut in half a massive boneless leg of lamb I had so that I could dump it into the air fryer basket and cook it with roast potatoes.
This recipe is the result and I am super excited to be sharing with you today how to cook air fryer lamb.
Can You Cook A Lamb Roast In An Air Fryer?
Yes you can. I love to cook a lamb roast in the air fryer. You can do a boneless leg of lamb, bone in leg of lamb or any traditional lamb joint of your choosing.
Air Fryer Boneless Leg Of Lamb
Though if I had to choose a favourite for the air fryer, it would be an air fryer boneless leg of lamb. It cooks perfectly, is so tender, is juicy, has a wonderful crisp on it like oven baked roast lamb joints and ticks every box.
Or from an air fryer beginner prospective it is one of those air fryer foods you can dump in the air fryer and not have to know a lot about air fryers or lamb to pull off.
Air Fryer Roast Lamb & Vegetables
You can also cook air fryer roast lamb and vegetables together.
Pay attention to the air fryer cook times and its easy to do. For example, if roast lamb takes an hour and vegetables take 25 minutes, then add the vegetables for the last 25 minutes of the cook time.
Or if you want potatoes and vegetables, then the potatoes can have the first 25 minutes and vegetables can have the last.
How To Cook Leg Of Lamb In Air Fryer?
This is how crazy simple it is to cook a lamb roast in an air fryer:
- Load lamb joint into the air fryer.
- Air fry + turn.
- Add potatoes + air fry.
You can probably see now why I am so obsessed with cooking roasts in the air fryer.
How Long To Cook Roast Lamb?
A 1.2kg leg of lamb cooking time is JUST under an hour. This ensures that your lamb is fully cooked, doesn’t get tough and that you have a beautifully tender lamb roast.
You could cook it quicker at a higher temperature, but when you do this the lamb comes out tough and dry.
What To Serve With Roast Lamb?
My favourite go to side dish for air fryer roast lamb, is air fryer roast potatoes. They like go together like salt goes with pepper.
But what else could you serve with roast lamb?
- Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- Instant Pot New Potatoes
- Instant Pot Swede & Carrot Mash
- Instant Pot No Drain Mashed Potatoes
More Lamb In The Air Fryer
Are you looking for even more lamb in the air fryer? If so, we have you covered as we love air fryer lamb. Here are a few more ideas:
Air Fryer Lamb
- Score the lamb and season well with salt, pepper, bouquet garni and thyme.
- Place in the air fryer basket and set the cook time to 30 minutes and the temperature to 160c/320f.
- In a bowl add peeled and sliced roast potatoes. Add salt, pepper, rosemary, and extra virgin olive oil and mix with your hands.
- When the air fryer beeps turn your lamb roast and place potatoes in the gaps. Cook for a further 25 minutes at the same time and temp.
- When it beeps remove the potatoes and allow the lamb to rest.
- If too pink in the middle slice in half and cook for a further 5 minutes at the same temperature.
- Slice your roast lamb. Serve and enjoy.