Rosemary Garlic Ground Lamb and Potatoes


Rosemary garlic ground lamb and potatoes all in one skillet (or pot)!

rosemary and garlic ground lamb and potatoes

Have you ever found yourself with ground lamb and no clue what to make with it? My usual go-to is some type of Ground Lamb Curry but several weeks ago I found myself wanting something a little different. I happened to have fresh rosemary and fresh garlic at home and those three things obviously go well together so I decided to combine them to make this delicious skillet: rosemary garlic ground lamb and potatoes. And you guys, now I’m hooked – I can’t get enough of this dish! It has become a weekly staple because we all love it so much.

It’s perfect for any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or heck, all three. Maybe top it with a fried egg if you’re eating it in the morning. Serve it with some rice if you’re eating it for lunch/dinner. It’s hearty, filling and so, so flavorful. There’s a bit of a kick to it too – courtesy of the serrano pepper (don’t leave it out unless you must!).

I LOVE the combination of rosemary, garlic, and lamb – the flavors go together perfectly. But have you noticed that you really only find this combo when making a “fancy” cut of lamb? Like lamb chops for example (see my Broiled Rosemary Lamb Chops or my Rosemary Balsamic Lamb Chops as proof, heh). Well, you don’t have to have a special occasion to enjoy this combo of flavors, especially when you’ve got ground lamb. Ground meat is an “everyday protein” and ground lamb is more accessible and more economical, especially when you compare the cost to other cuts. So treat yourself while staying within means!

“This is the most outrageously delicious dish I’ve made in a long time. I almost never trust recipes as written but this was so spot on. Thank you!”

rosemary and garlic ground lamb and potatoes

If you love garlic, rosemary, and lamb (who doesn’t) then I am sure you’ll love this recipe. Our favorite way to eat this dish is alongside Basmati Rice and a side of greens. Or you can always eat a bowl of this by itself.

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rosemary and garlic ground lamb and potatoes

Rosemary Garlic Ground Lamb and Potatoes

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Servings 4


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut into ½ to 1-inch cubes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 Serrano pepper minced
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary fresh
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric


  • Heat oil in a large skillet or a dutch oven/heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, then add the ground lamb, potatoes, onion and Serrano pepper and cook for 10 minutes. The meat should be fully browned.
  • Add the garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Add the paprika and turmeric and mix well.


  • You can peel the potatoes or leave them unpeeled. It’s delicious either way 🙂


Serving: 1servingCalories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 23gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 949mgPotassium: 999mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 3mg
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  1. Jess says

    5 stars
    Everyone loves this recipe! We just use bell peppers because my kiddo likes things a but bland, but super delish and a fam favorite!

  2. Gloria says

    5 stars
    This is the absolute best! Easy to make, won’t heat up the kitchen even in the summer and delicious. I followed it to the letter with the exception of browning the lamb first and removing it from the pan, then pan frying the potatoes and onion, adding the garlic the last minute after adding back in the lamb finishing with the Turmeric. Lamb, potatoes, garlic and rosemary – what’s not to like? Thank you for this recipe.

  3. Markie Spell says

    5 stars
    Best new recipe I’ve tried in several months. I’ll add a splash of liquid next time but thanks for a great recipe!

  4. Lynn says

    5 stars
    Described this as deconstructed shepherd’s pie to my family — big hit! Thanks for another great recipe ❤️

  5. Melody says

    5 stars
    Read all the comments but still made it exactly as the recipe states, despite some saying it was greasy. Perhaps it’s the type of lamb you use. I use organic free range lamb. I did not use the serrano chili because I didn’t have one. I used smoked paprika because I left out the serrano. I had no problem with the potatoes cooking so could be those who still had undercooked potatoes, cut them too big? I did add 1/4 cup of water for the last minute to get all the fond off the bottom of the pan. A keeper.

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