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Instant Pot Lamb

Instant Pot Lamb is ready in just 90 mins! This recipe makes a great Sunday roast, and is perfect for serving at Christmas or Easter.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 300kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 lbs (1.8kg) lamb shoulder bone in
  • 2 cups (480ml) beef or chicken stock
  • 6 anchovies fillets from a tin, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic purée
  • fresh rosemary 1 sprig
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • salt


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add oil to the insert.
  • When hot, add lamb shoulder and brown on both sides, then remove, place on a plate and set aside.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot, add stock and scrape the bottom of the insert to deglaze.
  • Then mix in the anchovies and garlic purée.
  • Put the lamb back in the Instant Pot insert, sprinkle the oregano and salt on top and add in the rosemary sprig.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot, close and turn the valve to the sealing (not venting) position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to manual/pressure cook, high pressure for 90 mins.
  • When cook time is done, allow for at Natural Pressure Release (NPR) of 15 mins and then perform a quick pressure release (QPR) to remove remaining steam.
  • Slice, garnish and serve.



  • I used whole bone-in shoulder of lamb. If the lamb shoulder comes rolled and tied with string, remove it before cooking.
  • Try replacing some of the stock with white wine for extra flavour.
  • Pair with mint jelly for Easter. See the section below on how to easily make your own homemade mint jelly.
  • For a lovely presentation on your holiday table, serve garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley and rosemary. And topping with sliced green onions and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds gives it extra festive Christmas colour.
Weight Watchers Points
There are 6 Freestyle Points in a serving of Instant Pot Lamb.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 646mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3.7mg