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leg of lamb on white platter with potatoes garnished with oregano

Instant Pot Greek Leg of Lamb

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Greek


Greek Leg of Lamb made in the Instant Pot gives you the best of both worlds-fork tender lamb in half the time of traditional recipes. Flavored with oregano and lemon, this is the perfect recipe for Easter, Sunday dinner, or any occasion!


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 lb boneless leg of lamb roast
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 4-5 large potatoes, cut into eighths


  1. Remove leg of lamb from netting if necessary. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot and set to Sauté mode.
  2. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and oregano. Sear the lamb on all sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove lamb and turn off sauté mode. Add half of the wine or broth and deglaze the bottom of the pan, by scraping any brown bits into the liquid.
  4. Add potatoes to the Instant Pot.
  5. Place the lamb on top the potatoes and pour the remaining wine/broth and lemon juice over the top. Cover lamb with fresh oregano and garlic.
  6. Seal the Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 90 minutes. Allow to naturally release pressure after cooking, this usually takes about 25 minutes.

Keywords: Greek leg of Lamb, Instant Pot leg of lamb, pressure cook leg of lamb

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