Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb with White Wine & Root Vegetables

Leg of lamb, slow cooker, crock pot, slow roast, Easter, spring lamb

One of our favourite dishes (from a supermarket) is lamb shanks which I have never made at home but really ought to! With this in mind my husband suggested that rather than roasting the leg of lamb we had, why didn’t I slow cook it to replicate the lamb shanks we both love. As I’m getting to know and feel a lot more comfortable with my slow cooker I had a rummage around and found a little bottle of Prosecco that Sainsbury had kindly sent me and decided that that would give a lovely flavour to the dish. I also had a butternut squash, carrots, parsnips and onion which would add a lovely sweetness and be a good accompaniment to the lamb. If I’d had some fresh rosemary I would have stuck some fronds into the lamb but I just had some dried so sprinkled that on instead! I used to have a lovely big rosemary bush in my old house but since moving to our current one the Wisley Beetle just decimates any rosemary I try to grow so I’ve had to give up!

Leg of lamb, slow cooker, crock pot, slow roast, Easter, spring lamb

Anyway, I can’t tell you how delicious and succulent the lamb was. Even my daughter who is quite finicky about eating meat had seconds! With the cooking liquor I made gravy and for extra lushness you could melt in some redcurrant jelly which I will definitely do next time. I added some extra roasted parsnips, peas and crispy coated roast potatoes to go alongside the vegetables that had been cooked with the lamb. I think it’s fair to say we were all in culinary heaven eating this dish. I can’t drink wine due to allergies but I shan’t complain if anyone wants to give us a bottle as this slow cooked lamb is divine!

Leg of lamb, slow cooker, crock pot, slow roast, Easter, spring lamb

Have you ever replicated a supermarket dish at home with success and if so what was it? Do let me know in the comments below!

Leg of lamb, slow cooker, crock pot, slow roast, Easter, spring lamb


As this dish uses rosemary I am entering it into Karen at Lavender & Lovage’s Cooking with Herbs challenge. As spring lamb is very much in season I’m entering Ren Behan’s Simple & in Season challenge.Likewise I am entering Four Seasons Food which is run by both Anneli at Delicieux and Louisa at Eat Your Veg who is also hosting this month! Extra Veg is another challenge.  I’m entering Mark from Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/luv Made with Love Mondays challenge as this dish is made from scratch! Last but by no means lease I’m entering Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Challenge!

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Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb with White Wine & Root Vegetables
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Slow cooked pulled leg of lamb cooked in white wine and root vegetables for the perfect dining experience!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 1 Kg Half leg of lamb
  • 350g Butternut squash, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Parsnip, chopped
  • 1 Onion, quartered
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, halved lengthways
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 200 mls White wine, I used Prosecco
  • 200 mls Vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp Dried rosemary
  • Freshly ground salt & pepper
  1. Seal the lamb in a frying pan all over.
  2. Pearce the skin with a knife in eight places and slide in the halved garlic cloves.
  3. Place the butternut squash and onion in base of slow cooker.
  4. Place the lamb on top.
  5. Arrange the carrot, parsnip and crushed garlic around the lamb.
  6. Sprinkle on the rosemary and seasoning.
  7. Pour the wine and stock into the slow cooker.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is cooked and tender.
  9. Remove the lamb and pull apart with 2 forks.
  10. Strain off the cooking liquor and use to make your gravy, you could add some red currant jelly for extra lushness!
  11. Serve with the slow cooked vegetables, roast potatoes and a green vegetable of your choice.

Leg of lamb, slow cooker, crock pot, slow roast, Easter, spring lamb

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Great winter warming comp

  2. Amy Fidler

    This would make an ideal winter warming recipe x

  3. Amy Fidler

    Love Dishes like these x

  4. Paul Wilson

    Almost makes me yearn for winter again – almost.

    1. Camilla

      Well maybe spring – not many lambs around in winter;-)

      1. Paul Wilson

        Tried this the other day – very nice – autumn. ;P

        1. Camilla

          Thanks Paul, it’s one of my favourite lamb dishes, if not my favourite:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    Slow cooked pulled Lamb has become all the range lately

  6. tiggerific1973

    Ohh I love lamb, especially slow cooked. YUM! x

  7. Heather Haigh

    I love lamb done in the slow cooker – one of the best gadgets I invested in – and that looks like a lovely hearty meal.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, it’s a firm favourite here:-)

  8. Ursula Hunt

    A great hearty meal

  9. William Gould

    I love slow cooked meats! This looks like a great winter meal, and help keep the kitchen warm while it’s cooking!

    1. Camilla

      It’s a real favourite treat here:-)

  10. Kaci Soderstrom

    That sounds absolutely lush

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it really is:-)

  11. David C

    That is so yummmmy 😛

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it is really good:-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    Great slow cooker recipe, perfect to put in before a day walking

  13. Anne Dalzell

    I don’t eat lamb (but my poor husband loves in), i imagine this would be gorgeous with brisket too.x

    1. Camilla

      I don’t eat much lamb but it’s nice once in a while! Yes brisket sounds good too:-)

  14. Abigail Cullen

    What a great recipe, love pulled pork.

  15. Paul Wilson

    Looks like a great slowcooker recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks it really is quite heavenly:-)

  16. Marion Weir

    My mouth is watering. Gotta try this soon 😀

  17. Geoff Clark

    A good one to cheer us up on a rainy day

  18. Felicity Kelly

    Looks melt in the mouth fabulous!

  19. Stephanie Coals

    Looks fabulously easy and a brilliant way to use my slow cooker 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks! Good food doesn’t have to be complicated does it:-)

  20. glenn hutton

    Lamb is my favourite meat and the meat looks so tender in the photo’s…

  21. Bev

    Sounds delicious!

  22. Krissie

    Looks yummy!

  23. Paul Wilson

    This looks like a great slow cooker recipe.

  24. Louisa Foti

    Oh lovely Camilla, the lamb looks to die for. Truly mouthwateringly delish. And the perfect dish to ‘Celebrate Spring’, thanks so much for linking up to May’s Four Seasons Food event. I’ve recently bought a slow cooker too and am slowly getting to grips with it so shall be bookmarking your recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Louisa, I think owning a slow cooker is like riding a bike, you suddenly just get the hang of it and away you go – did take me a couple of years to get into it properly though!


    This looks and sounds really tasty. My stomach is making some “feed me” noises now!

  26. Daniela James

    It looks lovely and tasted amazing!

    1. Camilla

      So glad you enjoyed it:-)

  27. Heather Haigh

    I have only recently got a slow cooker, after breaking my arm made putting a casserole in the oven impossible, and I’m a keen convert but on the lookout for recipes. This sounds great, I do love lamb. Got this bookmarked and will try it soon. Thank you!

  28. Tracy Nixon

    I wonder if I could use red wine? White wine always gives me a bad stomach? Though if it is used as a cooking ingredient then it may not hurt my stomach? Mmmmm – does sound lovely and I am tempted!

    1. Camilla

      I’m allergic to wine so I think it would change once cooked. The white wine worked really well as it was so light but I’m sure you could use red wine if you wanted to but it would be heavier in flavour.

  29. Sarah Maclean

    This dish sounds like my kind of dinner! And I have been meaning to use the slow cooker more too.

  30. Maya Russell

    I made this recipe yesterday. (The lamb was on offer at Sainsbury’s). My lamb didn’t pull apart quite like yours. I should have left it cooking for another hour or two but the kids were hungry! Served it with baked potatoes. Thanks for this delicious, easy recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Glad you enjoyed it:-)

  31. burriwi

    I’ve never used a slow cooker before, but I’m tempted to get one now! How big is your cooker/crockpot?

    1. Camilla

      They usually come in 2 sizes and mine is the smaller size suitable for a family of 4.

  32. Kavey

    We’re using our slow cooker more and more.
    That lamb looks fabulous – can’t beat braised lamb!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey – it was heavenly:-)

  33. lmacfadyen

    this looks amazing!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  34. Ursula Hunt

    Looks like a gorgeous dish, making me hungry 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, do give it a go:-)

  35. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    I need to do more with my shiny red slow cooker. Somehow I forget I have it. Looks good.

    1. Camilla

      I was like that for years and now I use it more and more:-)

  36. Carolyn Clapham

    That sounds lovely. If the family come over this weekend, I know what I’m going to make them 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks I do hope you all enjoy it:-)

  37. Galina V

    A lovely twist on a British classic.

    1. Camilla


  38. Maya Russell

    Looks delicious. I like this slow cook recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, it’s well worth making:-)

  39. shaheen

    I’m so sorry Camilla that I won’t be able to showcase it on this month #ExtraVeg Challenge as it is exclusively vegetarian and so is my blog – so I won’t be including it in the final round up, but I am so pleased that you have been able to enter it on many other blog challenges. KInd wishes, Shaheen

    1. Camilla

      I’m so sorry Shaheen for not paying closer attention. That’s the trouble with entering so many challenges you take you eye off the ball. It’s not the first time I’ve done this type of thing, do remove me from the linky I’ll try to read the small print next time LOL!

  40. Fish Fingers for tea

    Ooh, lamb! My very favourite meat but we have it so rarely, this looks lovely. I love melting some redcurrant jelly into gravy, totally lush!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks me too Sian. It was half price at Easter so we indulged, I shall cook all my lamb in the slow cooker from now on:-)


    Looks delicious! Lamb is a firm family favourite! Your roast potatoes look amazing! Could just eat that right now! xoxo

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Danielle, I should really have put a link to my Crispy Coated Roast Potatoes – they have a savoury semolina coating:-)

  42. Javelin Warrior

    I love the use of the prosecco to add flavor to the lamb – it sounds wonderful and so much tastier than using a red. Especially with the combination of root veggies. And using the slow-cooker is a perfect option for those busy days when you just want to come home to a hot meal…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mark, I’m going to experiment with all my roasts in the slow cooker now:-)

  43. Miss. Lucinda Fountain

    This ‘Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb with White Wine & Root Vegetables’ sounds utterly delicious and a really innovative dish – – very good!

    The use of slow cooking makes the Lamb more succulent and a wonderful meal for the weekend, with a nice glass of wine it is a hearty dish!

    Your inspired dish reminds me of when i replicated a dish with success…from ‘M&S’.

    It was a Vegetable Penne –
    basically Penne pasta with brocolli florets, petit pois, runner beans, pumpkin seads (bought in a small packet), some goats cheese and the juice of a lemon on top!

    It was a really nice healthy pasta meal which i also added pieces of cold chicken on top! I love M&S food and so to be able to replicate one of their meals without having to buy it made-up from a packet was very satisfying.

    I will be adding your recipe above to my cookbook.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you and glad you also had success at making a supermarket dish at home:-)

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