Greek Easter feast with Oven Baked Lamb & Oregano Potatoes

Hello everyone, I have not posted these past few days because I have been busy preparing for our Easter, attending Church, etc.

Greek Orthodox Easter is today April 8th, so there is so much to do which involves  cooking, baking and table preparations, which means preparation needs to start a few days earlier.  At Midnight on Megalo Savvato (Holy Saturday) the day before Easter day we attend Church for the resurrection of Jesus Christ and it is officially the last day of the 40 day of fasting (Sarakosti).  When mass is over we then return home to eat a Greek soup that is made of Lamb. (The soup contains a lot more added ingredients of which I don’t even look at, yet alone eat, but this is what is eaten traditionally).  Fasting varies from person to person so some fast for 40 days and some fast Holy Week before Easter like I did. 🙂

When we were still living in Greece we were always off to someone’s home family or friends or both for Easter Sunday, did a lot of food munching, dancing and just having a lovely time.  I was always the one who was in charge of bringing the Spinach/Cheese pies for the table. Last year we were lucky enough to go to Greece to celebrate with family and friends but unfortunately this year a week before we were suppose to leave our car had to go into the garage so this trip was not meant to be…:(  No worries though still having a great time here in the Netherlands.

Oven baked lamb or a bbq lamb chops or most greeks like to bbq (Souvla is the greek word for bbq), a whole lamb is usually the traditional meal of the day. Souvla is a traditional greek way of  bbq, but if you would like to see how it is done, just type in Soulva greek lamb and some photos will pop-up.  I made this baked lamb for everyone else who does eat this traditional Greek food, as for me I don’t eat lamb so its baked potatoes and salad…and some other little delicious greek treats. 🙂     



  • Marinate meat overnight for at least 8 – 10 hrs.
  • 1 Leg of Lamb about 7 – 8 kilos
  • 4 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 Lemons & juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • 1 kilo Potatoes


  1. Pat down leg of lamb with cloth and start buy rubbing olive oil. Then add crush garlic to different areas of the meat.
  2. Continue by adding salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon juice.
  3. Wrap meat with plastic wrap and place in fridge to marinate for at least 8 to 10 hrs.
  4. Wash potatoes thoroughly and cut in half and add olive oil, salt, oregano, pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon so that all the ingredients cover the potatoes.
  5. Cook at 180 degrees for just about 3 hrs. About 1 hr into the cooking process cover with aluminum foil so that the meat does not burn on top.

Comments (23)

  • Ritu 2 years ago Reply
    This sounds delish! Happy Easter to you and your family Sophie 😍
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much my sweet Ritu!!
    Ritu 2 years ago
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  • foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Happy Easter Bennnn!!! :)
  • mistimaan 2 years ago Reply
    Happy Easter
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you P...today is the second day of celebration....more of a relaxing day. :)
  • jyo 2 years ago Reply
    Sounds too delish Sophie 💯 Happy Easter to u❤
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Jyo. :)
  • Happy Easter, Sophie! The lamp looks delicious :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so very much Karin!!! :)
    Of course I meant the lamb :)
  • Happy Easter, Sophie! <3 I am not big fan of lamb, however it looks very good!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so vey much Vero!!! :) Neither am I
    You are very welcome, Sophie! 💞
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    Happy Easter Sophie❤️ I do hope you had a wonderful celebration 🐥🥚
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much Dee....it was very nice :)
  • kmuccigrosso 2 years ago Reply
    Sounds like your Easter was fabulous also!! My Husband would have loved this meal,I will try it♥️
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hello it was nice...and thank you so much :)
  • FrugalHausfrau 2 years ago Reply
    I think the lamb sounds lovely We don't eat it often here because it's usually very expensive and hard to find, except around Easter. People seem to have very strong feelings about eating it (because they're cute or they don't like the taste!) Too bad about your car but it looks like you had a fantastic time anyway! And happy birthday, belated, Sophie!! Mollie
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Mollie, I hope you and the family are all well.. thank you so much for the bday wishes...I am not a fan of Lamb at all but others are and they tend to eat this during Easter so I know about mixed feelings. The weather was nice, sunny and warm so we were able to spend the day in the backyard and not inside. :)
    FrugalHausfrau 2 years ago
    That's the best!!
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Thanks Mollie :)

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