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30 best Sunday roast recipes you need to try from delicious.

Wind down, pour a glass of pinot, and roast your way through Sunday afternoon.

From roast lamb, pork, or chicken (and even cauliflower), here are some great roast recipes from that let the oven do the hard work for you so you can enjoy your weekend.

Artichoke and oregano stuffed lamb leg with lemon roasted potatoes

Marinated artichokes are the secret to this stuffing – they tie in perfectly with the Greek-inspired flavors of the lamb.

Roast prosciutto-wrapped beef with onion and horseradish jam

This protein-packed plate is perfect as either a main or supporting lead in any festive spread.

Pastrami-spiced beef sirloin with sweet and sour cabbage

The magic of this roast beef is in its spice crust, which evokes our favorite NYC deli meat with its distinctive combination of punchy peppercorns, coriander, and other spices.

Roasted eggplant with sticky tomato, capsicum, and grapes

“Eggplant is so often overlooked. My go-to is Neil Perry’s Moroccan eggplant recipe; I serve it with everything – from ham at Christmas to roast chicken, or a steak off the barbecue.”

Roasted rainbow trout with fennel, pine nuts and sumac

Shake up your repertoire of roasts with this low-fuss whole rainbow trout stuffed with a delicious mix of dried fruit, nuts, and spices.

Roast savoy cabbage with nori sauce, confit ginger and shallot

First roasted to release its maximum sweetness, then piled onto an umami-loaded nori sauce and drizzled with fragrant confit ginger – Joel Bennetts’ roast cabbage is a stellar side or stand-alone star.

Roasted beef sirloin with cucumber kimchi and fresh plum

This Korean-inspired recipe is bursting with flavor, while the cucumber kimchi provides an amazing new kick. Recipe from Nopi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, Ebury Press.

French baked lamb with crispy potato topping

Slow-cooked lamb topped with crispy potatoes? Don’t mind if we do.

Roast chicken with fried bread salad and agrodolce

Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines are putting botanicals center stage. This fresh take on the classic roast chook is a new style of cooking the whole family will love.

Ras el hanout, yogurt, and lime grilled chicken

Tom Walton’s Middle Eastern grilled chicken is perfect for any ultimate weekend feast.

Maggie Beer’s chargrilled Barossa milk-fed lamb

Maggie Beer’s chargrilled milk-fed lamb from the Barossa Valley is to die for. Serve with roasted vegetables for a spin on the classic Sunday roast.

Roasted chicken with orange and herbs

The zingy marinade keeps this roast chicken super succulent and tender.

Indian lamb shank pot roast

“There’s nothing like fall-apart lamb” – Hayden Quinn.

Roast pumpkin and lentil salad with roasted lemon dressing

“Pumpkins are a cinch to grow,” says chef and recipe author Paul West. This vegetarian and vegan-friendly salad is guaranteed to leave anyone happy and satisfied.

Silvia Colloca’s spicy, slow-cooked lamb ribs

Slow-roasted until the meat is falling off the bone, these lamb ribs are tender and packed full of flavor. If 1.5kg seems like an obscene quantity for only four people, keep in mind that once they’re cooked, they will shrink considerably.

Irish stew

Valli Little’s warm and healthy Irish stew is the perfect dish to hibernate on this winter.

Upside-down roast chicken

Upside-down roast chicken comes from Corey Costelloe, who turns the concept of the humble roast on its head. “Roasting a chicken breast-down means it won’t dry out … just turn it over at the end for crispy skin.”

Wagyu beef daube

Bring the taste of Paris to your kitchen with this classic beef dish by Guillaume Brahimi.

Harissa lamb with roast carrots and quinoa pilaf

Serve up a feast with this succulent roast lamb served with golden roast carrots and quinoa pilaf.

Baked butter chicken

This Indian-inspired whole-baked chicken is an easy way to get dinner on the table while curing those takeaway cravings.

Roasted lamb leg with potatoes and mint salsa

“Mint salsa brings out the best of this roast,” says chef Matt Moran.

Porchetta (rolled pork) with celeriac remoulade and pickled apple

Warm pickled apples and a celeriac remoulade make the perfect partners for this crispy-skinned porchetta.

Roast pork neck

Loaded with herbs and garlic, this dish transforms the secondary cut of pork neck into something special.

Roast chicken panzanella

It’s as reliable and classic as they come but still utterly delicious.

Wagyu beef daube

Bring the taste of Paris to your kitchen with this classic beef dish by Guillaume Brahimi.

Sunday roast lamb with cauliflower couscous.

There is nothing more comforting than a Sunday roast in a toasty, warm dining room with your loved ones. Jason Atherton gives a stealthily healthy version of this classic dish with cauliflower couscous – making for a lighter variation your family will love.

Slow-roasted pork belly

This crispy, slow-cooked pork roast is the perfect, totally simple Sunday lunch.

Spiced beef fillet with quick chips

This midweek roast is low on effort but high on wow factor; add a salad.

Slow-cooked lamb with lemon potatoes

Cooking the lamb on the bone retains maximum moisture, creating fall-apart meat that pairs perfectly with the crispy, lemony potatoes. Recipe by Maurice Terzini, Sylvester Terzini and Joe Vargetto

Whole roasted cauliflower

Great as a side, this whole roasted cauliflower also makes for a great meat-free main if you leave out the salami. The recipe is by Mary’s bar duo Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham.

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