Greek Easter Roast Lamb and Orzo
Cumulative recipe from a couple family members. My favorite part of Easter.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1(6 pound) bone-in leg of lamb
- 3cups mashed tomatoes
- 1medium onion, finely chopped
- ½cup olive oil
- 3teaspoons dried oregano
- 2teaspoons salt
- 2teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1lemon, juiced
- 6cups water
- 1pound uncooked orzo pasta
- ½pound feta cheese
Step 1Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Step 2Place lamb in a roasting pan. Add mashed tomatoes, onion, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Combine and make sure lamb is well coated. Cover pan with a lid or aluminum foil.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven for about 3 hours. Remove from the oven and remove aluminum foil; leave oven on.
Step 4Add water and orzo directly to the roasting pan. Return to the hot oven and bake until pasta is cooked and very little liquid remains, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Add feta cheese and mix until melted and combined.