Butterflied leg of American Lamb with Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffing - Superior Farms

Butterflied leg of American Lamb with Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffing


June 17, 2022

Recipe provided by Butterflied Leg of Lamb - With Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffing (runningtothekitchen.com), courtesy of the American Lamb Board (butterflied-leg-of-american-lamb-with-cranberry-goat-cheese-stuffing | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins


3-4 lbs Boneless leg of American Lamb, butterflied

4 ounces Cranberry goat cheese, room temperature

1 tbsp Fresh rosemary, minced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

Avocado oil

Salt & pepper


1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2Combine the goat cheese, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl and mash together until well combined.

3Lay the butterflied leg of lamb flat on a cutting board and season generously with salt and pepper.

4Spread the goat cheese mixture on one side of the butterflied lamb then pick up the other side and close it over top. Tie the lamb together using 3-4 pieces of string so it's secured well.

5Drizzle the surface of the lamb with avocado oil and now season the outside with salt and pepper.

6Drizzle a tablespoon of avocado oil in a 12" cast iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, place the lamb in the skillet and brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

7Once browned, transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and cook for about 15-18 minutes for medium-rare or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.

8Remove from oven, cover and let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

9Note: To butterfly the leg of lamb yourself: First, trim any excess fat on the outside of the lamb, then open up your roast, laying it flat on a cutting board. Starting at the thickest part of the meat, slice horizontally through the lamb leaving the end intact so the meat opens up like a book and there is even thickness.