Greek Easter Dinner

Greek Easter Dinner Recipe

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cyndy ladas


This is the way my family celebrated Easter all my life, and I''m proud to say that I have continued this tradition. My mom took care of all the other holiday meals, but Easter belonged to my Dad. I remember when I first got my Lab Jolie, It was just before Easter and she got the bone as her Easter treat, and let me tell you, there is nothing sweeter than puppy breath from an olive oil smelling fur baby.

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30 Min
2 Hr 40 Min


1 6-7 lb
bone in leg of lamb
potatoes washed and cut into good size wedges
good size carrots washed and cut into 2 inch pieces
lemons halfed and juiced
2 6 oz
cans of tomato paste
1 8 oz
can of tomato sauce
1 c
extra virgin olive oil divided
1 Tbsp
crushed dried oregano
8-10 clove
2 tsp
each of salt, pepper, and greek seasoning

How to Make Greek Easter Dinner


  • 1Preheat the oven to 325, wash and pat dry the leg of lamb. Mix the tomato paste and sauce together.
  • 2Make 8-10 slits, about 1/4-1/2 inch deep all over the meat and insert the peeled cloves of garlic. Using 1/2-3/4 cup of olive oil, massage it into the meat. Using half of the salt, pepper, Greek Seasoning and oregano, season the meat and massage them in. let stand 10 minutes.
  • 3Placing the lamb on a roasting rack pour half of the tomato mixture over the lamb, place the lemon pieces over the lamb and place in the oven and time it out at 20 minutes per pound.
  • 4With an hour left of cooking time spread the potatoes and carrots around the lamb season them with the remaing seasonings. and pour the rest of the tomato mixture over the lamb and veggies, turning to coat all over, and finish cooking the final hour.

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About Greek Easter Dinner

Course/Dish: Roasts
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom