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 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. Corinnea says

    5 stars
    I was looking for an easy, flavorful recipe for ground lamb, this fit the bill. I didn’t have a pepper but it was still very good. It’s reminiscent of groestle, an Austrian dish only with a mid east flavor.
    I had just enough leftovers to use the next morning, added in a few eggs and it was amazing.

  2. L says

    My family loved this dish. Although I did make a few changes. I substituted crushed red pepper flakes for the Serrano pepper. I also added some better than bouillon chicken flavor and some green beans. So good!

  3. Kevin says

    I par boiled my potatoes before putting them I’m
    In helped with getting them soft and not adding cooking time to the recipe

  4. Rob C. says

    I’ve made this twice. The first time I followed it exactly and regretted it. Putting raw meat and potatoes in a skillet at the same time over medium heat doesn’t work for me. I brown the meat with garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper first,
    remove the lamb from the pan, then add the peppers and onions to the pan to the juices, sauté, then add potatoes. Once cooked, I add the paprika & turmeric, then add the lamb back into the pan. Am I alone in this?

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