Skip to content

10 speedy roast dinner recipes

For a hassle-free Sunday lunch, try one of our quick and easy roast recipes which can be on the table in under an hour. From impressive fish dishes to vegetable bakes, quick-cook lamb cuts and easy traybakes with meat and veg all in one, we've got some Sunday inspiration for you and your family.

Roasted lamb chops with garlic-herb crumb
1 of 10

Roasted lamb chops with garlic-herb crumb

This easy spring lunch is a great way to feed family and friends at the weekend. Roasting lamb chops is much easier than juggling multiple frying pans and takes the hassle out of achieving perfectly-cooked meat every time. Tender roast asparagus topped with crispy garlic breadcrumbs is the perfect accompaniment. Make the most of the short British asparagus season between April and June.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the lamb on a large baking tray, sprinkle with half the herbs and turn to coat. Roast for 10 mins.
  2. Spread the asparagus in a single layer on another baking tray. Drizzle over 1 tbsp oil; season. Once the lamb has had 10 mins in the oven, put the asparagus in and roast both for a further 15-18 mins until the lamb is cooked but still a little pink, and the asparagus is just tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and breadcrumbs and fry, stirring, over a medium-high heat for 2-3 mins until crisp and golden. Stir in the remaining herbs and cook for 1 min. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish and scatter over the garlic and herb crumb. Serve with the lamb.

Tip: To make the breadcrumbs, cut the crusts off day-old sourdough bread and tear into coarse crumbs with your fingers.

See more Lamb recipes

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

View full recipe details
  • Ingredients
  • 12 lamb cutlets or chops
  • 15g fresh rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 15g fresh thyme, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 2 x 250g bundles asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 60g coarse sourdough breadcrumbs (see tip)