Lamb Kofta Sheet Pan Dinner
Lamb Kofta Sheet Pan Dinner
Lamb Kofta Sheet Pan Dinner

Lamb Kofta Sheet Pan Dinner


May 15, 2023

Recipe Provided By "Fig & Olive Platter"

Courtesy of American Lamb Board

  • Yields: About 10 Koftas


1 1/5 lbs Ground American Lamb

1 Medium Yellow onion, (grated)

2 cloves Garlic

1 bunch Parsley, (stems removed, finely chopped) (about 1&1/2 packed cups parsley leaves)

1 or 2 Large Potatoes, (cut into wedges)

3 Large Tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 Large Onion (cut into wedges)

3 tbsp Olive oil

5 1/2 tbsp Tomato paste


1 tsp Ground paprika

1 tsp Ground turmeric

1/2 tsp Chili powder, adjust spice level according to your liking

1/2 tsp Ground allspice

1 tsp Sumac

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


1 tbsp Tomato paste

2/3 cup Water

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


1Preheat Oven 400 degrees F.

2In a large bowl, add the ground American Lamb, all the spices, finely chopped parsley ( make sure to reserve some of the parsley for garnish), grated onion, minced garlic, olive oil and mix.

3In a separate bowl, add the potato wedges, tomato wedges, onion wedges, drizzle some olive oil, salt, and black pepper to taste. Feel free to season the veggies with the same spices we used for the kofta mixture.

4In a large sheet pan, add the veggies and distribute them evenly throughout the pan. Shape the kofta into logs.

5Place the koftas onto the pan. I like to arrange the kofta with a potato wedge separating each kofta log. But feel free to arrange the kofta to your liking.

6Note: If you want some caramelized edges on the kofta, make sure that the kofta is touching the pan and not on top of the potatoes or veggies.

7For the sauce: In a cup, add tomato paste, water, lemon juice, salt to taste and mix. Pour the sauce over the kofta and veggies

8Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until ground lamb reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

9Garnish with parsley.

10Serve with fries, tahini, Basmati rice or you can make sandwiches with them and serve with pita bread on the side.


1The USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.