How to Cook Lamb Chops in the Oven From Scratch


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How to cook lamb chops in the oven

How to cook lamb chops in the oven

Recipe for Oven-Cooked Lamb Chops

This is my recipe for a delicious dinner with lamb chops, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and other side dishes. The meal only takes 50 minutes to prepare and cook, and I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos and videos.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation of Lamb chops - 2 minutes
  • Cooking time - 50 mins
  • Preparation time of roast potatoes, cauliflower and other vegetables - 20 mins
  • The potatoes for the roast and other veg are prepared as the lamb chops cook in the oven. Therefore the whole dish takes 50 mins to prepare and cook.
Lamb cutlets on special offer in Wales

Lamb cutlets on special offer in Wales


  • 4 medium lamb chops
  • 3 medium potatoes, for roast
  • 2 small potatoes, for mash
  • 1/2 cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cabbage, cut into small pieces
  • 6 large sprouts, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Bisto gravy powder
  • 2 teaspoons mint sauce
How to cook lamb chops cutlets in the oven

How to cook lamb chops cutlets in the oven


  1. Preheat oven on the highest setting for 10 minutes.
  2. Wash the chops under the tap.
  3. Place in a suitable sized oven dish.
  4. Add enough water to come up three quarters the way up to the chops.
  5. Place in the highest part of the oven at 180 degrees.
  6. After twenty minutes remove the cutlets from the oven and turn around in the dish.
  7. Place them back in the oven for a further twenty minutes.
  8. Remove the chops from the oven. Take out a few table spoons of the juice surrounding the meat for your gravy.
  9. Leave for five minutes. This allows the flavour to settle.
  10. Put back in the oven to heat a few minutes before you dish up the dinner.

Roast Potatoes Recipe

  1. Cut up the potatoes the size you prefer your roast to be.
  2. Place in a roasting dish with a small amount of oil
  3. Put in the oven on the top shelf at the same time as the lamb chops

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

  1. Cut up the cauliflower in small pieces and add to an oven dish
  2. Add a small amount of milk, making sure to wet the cauliflower as you pour it.
  3. The milk should only be three quarters way up.
  4. Add the grated cheese on top of the cauliflower
  5. The amount of cheese and milk depends on your taste.
  6. Once you have cooked cauliflower cheese a few times you will know how much cheese topping you and your family prefer
  7. Put the dish in the oven, middle shelf, fifteen minutes after you put in the lamb chops and roast potatoes.
Learn how to make this Cauliflower Cheese recipe at home.

Learn how to make this Cauliflower Cheese recipe at home.

How to Prepare and Cook the Vegetables

Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel potatoes.
  2. Cut up the potatoes into small pieces and wash under the tap.
  3. Put in a small saucepan in water.


  1. Peel the outer leaves from the sprouts.
  2. Cut the hard end off.
  3. If they are large sprouts you can cut them in half.
  4. Wash under the tap and put in a medium saucepan in water.


  1. Cut up the cabbage into quarters for easy use.
  2. Then slice the cabbage leaves into smaller pieces.
  3. Put in a medium-sized pot and wash thoroughly under the tap.

Cooking Time

The potatoes, sprouts and cabbage should be placed on the cooker thirty minutes before the lamb chops and roast are ready. If you want to speed this up you can add boiling water to the pans and the cooking time is five minutes less. The cabbage and potatoes only take twenty minutes to cook.

How to cook potatoes, cabbage and sprouts

How to cook potatoes, cabbage and sprouts

How to Make Gravy, Kind of!

Some prefer gravy with the lamb chops and other like mint sauce. I actually have both and add the mint sauce to my gravy on the plate. Give it a try, it is a very unique taste and really enhances the taste of the lamb chop.

Instructions for Making Gravy

Take a medium sized pot and add the following:

  1. Half the amount of water from the pot where the cabbage is cooking.
  2. Wait until the cabbage has been cooking for about ten minutes so that you will have the flavour and the nutrients in the water.
  3. Replace the cabbage pot with more boiling water.
  4. The meat juices you removed from the dish with the lamb chops in.


  1. Put about four tablespoons of cold water into a cup and add two tablespoons of the gravy powder.
  2. Mix very well with a wooden or plastic spoon until all the powder has dissolved into the water.
  3. If it is too thick add more water. Make sure all the lumps are gone
  4. Now comes the part where you have to concentrate if this is the first time you have made gravy like this.
  5. Bring the water to the boil in the pot and start to stir in the mixed gravy powder at a continuous level and speed.
  6. Do this until all the powder is gone or if the gravy in the pot is getting too thick.
Lamb chops dinner recipe with potatoes and vegetables

Lamb chops dinner recipe with potatoes and vegetables

Lamb Chops

Lamb Dinner

Dish up this oven cooked dish of Lamb chops with roast potatoes and vegetables.

  1. Remove the food from the cooker as everything should be cooked at the same time.
  2. Drain the cabbage, sprouts and potatoes of water.
  3. At this stage if you wish you can add salt or butter.
  4. Cover with a lid to keep warm as you remove the roast potatoes, lamb chops and cauliflower cheese from the oven.
  5. Dish up this delicious lamb chop dinner and enjoy!

Family Dinner

In the UK lamb chops and cutlets are quite expensive. I always look out in the stores and supermarkets until they are on special offer. That way I can buy them when they are cheap and freeze them. Then if the money allows I buy enough for a few dinners.

Freezes Very Well

This recipe includes a full dinner of oven-cooked lamb, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, cabbage and sprouts. I also added gravy and mint sauce.


L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 11, 2013:

Yes lamb chops are one of my favourite meals. The cauliflower cheese can be cooked in the oven with the lamb chops and the flavour and taste of the cheese really gives the cauliflower a new taste.

I hope you try it soon Cyndi10 because I am sure you will love it.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on June 07, 2013:

You made my mouth water just looking at the pictures. Cauliflower I love, but I've never fixed it with cheese. I can see that all the flavors should go well together. If lamb chops are on sale, I'll give it a try this weekend.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on June 07, 2012:

Peggy. Lamb chops are expensive here too but they are on special now and again and so I buy them when they are cheaper and freeze them. Thanks for the votes and share

The cheese on the cauliflower does make a lovely vegetable that tastes different to boiled cauliflower. So creativelycc if you get a chance give this recipe a try, you will not be disappointed.

Breathing. That is great that you have access to lamb from your uncle's farm. The lamb would be a lot fresher from there rather than the butchers or other stores.

TANJIM ARAFAT SAJIB from Bangladesh on May 08, 2012:

Lamb...! no doubt it is very tasty. My uncle has a sheep farm. That is why lamb is tasted by us several time. And it is a very good hub. Nice recipe also.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2012:

Great sounding meal with all of the vegetables added to the cooked lamb chops. Lamb chops are expensive on this side of the Atlantic also compared to other sources of protein, but a nice treat once in a while. Thanks for all of your cooking tips. Voted useful and sharing.

Carrie L Cronkite from Maine on May 08, 2012:

This looks so good, I love lamb chops. The cauliflower cheese sounds delicious as do the potatoes and the sprouts. This is a very healthy meal filled with vitamins, minerals and protein. I'm going to make this for supper one night. Thank you.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on May 03, 2012:

Yes lamb chops cooked in the oven have a different taste to those that are fried. And there is less mess too.

2patricias, I have always tried to prepare the veg and potatoes etc that can be cooked in the oven if I know it will be on for a while.

My mother taught me most of these recipes and I learnt this practice from her. She had to think of ways to save on the electricity bills because money was tight then when I was growing up as it is getting again now a days.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on May 03, 2012:

I recently tried cooking lamb chops in the oven because I thought there would be less mess to clear up. (I was right about that.) It didn't occur to me to cook the rest of the dinner in the oven - an important point, now that fuel is so expensive.

I've voted this a useful hub.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 17, 2012:

prasetio, I came back to the hub to see your comment and saw the photo of my dinner. Those lambs chops with the gravy look so good. Think it is time I cooked some more lol.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, sharing and votes

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 14, 2012:

It sound delicious. I love lamb chops. Beautiful presentation and I can't wait to try it soon. Thanks for share with us. Rated up and useful!


L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 14, 2012:

Yes alocsin I do love to eat lamb too. The Cauliflower Cheese is easy to make and really tasty. I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and your votes

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 14, 2012:

Lamb is my favorite meat so this sounds delicious to me. The Cauliflower Cheese is unusual and something I've never tried before. Voting this Up and Useful.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 13, 2012:

Thanks for the comments and votes KoffeeKlatch Gals. I do love to cook and write so it makes for a nice combination, lol.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on April 13, 2012:

Your lamb chops recipe is making me hungry. Your picture and instruction are supberb. Up, useful and interesting.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 13, 2012:

Brandym, you will not be disappointed with the taste, thanks for reading.

Modern Lady, it really is an easy dish to prepare and cook. And the results are impressive for taste and presentation.

Modern Lady from Chicago, IL on April 13, 2012:

Yum! I'm always looking for tasty recipes that don't require a ton of prep. This seems pretty easy. Thanks!

Brandym2012 from PA on April 13, 2012:

Love this recipe! Going to try it very soon. Great Hub!

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 13, 2012:

drbj. Pork Chops could be cooked in exactly the same way as the lamb chops but I would use applesauce instead of gravy and mint sauce when dishing it up.

Thanks for reading

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 13, 2012:

Nice recipe, but I love pork chops. Do you have a simple recipe for them? Just wonderin'.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on April 13, 2012:

Lamb is a very tasty meat but it can be expensive I agree. Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave and comment and voting

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on April 13, 2012:

I love lamb chops but don't buy them too often because of the price. Your recipe and all the delicious pictures have me craving lamb chops. Thanks for sharing your recipe and as soon as lamb goes on sale I will be trying your recipe.

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