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Best ever leek recipes

Try one of our 30 easy leek recipes to make the most of this seasonal vegetable. Grow your own or buy from the greengrocers for comforting soups and pies or healthy leek broths and light leek tarts.

If you want to find out how to cook leeks, look no further. Our leek recipes make the most out of leeks, from warming leek and potato soup recipes to leek side dish recipes.

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Try our comforting chicken and leek pies, leek pasta and vegetarian leek recipes. Looking for something a bit lighter for the spring? Try our spring green broth and our other healthy leek recipes.


Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

This side dish makes leeks the star of the show in a creamy blue cheese and mustard sauce, topped with crispy bacon breadcrumbs for a truly indulgent accompaniment to a Sunday roast. Super simple to make, this recipe is a real winner and could even prove more popular than the main event.

Blue Cheese Leek Recipe With Crispy Bacon Breadcrumbs

Leek and farro risotto with toasted hazelnuts

One of the healthiest ancient grains, farro adds a nutty flavour to this creamy, low calorie leek risotto bursting with flavour. If you can’t find farro, spelt is a great alternative. A handful of toasted hazelnuts complement the dish and give it that extra crunch. You can make a vegan version of this dish by substituting the parmesan for vegan cheese, and the soft cheese for soya cream.


Kale, ricotta and leek lasagne

Leeks are layered with kale, ricotta and pesto in this vegetarian lasagne. Sure to become a family favourite and rival the classic meaty lasagne, this dish is under 500 calories and really easy to whip up.

kale, ricotta and leek lasagne

Ash-roasted leeks, caper and tarragon dressing

An alternative method of cooking leeks, this recipe comes from restaurant John Doe, a British brasserie in Notting Hill and gives the leeks a smoky flavour by cooking them over coals on the BBQ. If the British summer doesn’t allow it, you can also use a grill pan but the leeks won’t be as smoky. The rich tomato and chilli dressing with capers and tarragon is a great accompaniment drizzled over the leeks. We have plenty of vegetarian BBQ ideas here.

Ash-roasted leeks, caper & tarragon dressing

Sage and halloumi roasted broccoli with caramelised leeks

In this low calorie, vegetarian recipe, small broccoli heads are stuffed with sweet caramelised leeks, halloumi slices and sage then roasted in the oven until golden and oozing.

sage halloumi broccoli

Sea bream with barley and leeks

Leeks are combined with pearl barley, chopped sundried tomatoes, a splash of white wine and garlic in this winning accompaniment to pan-fried sea bream in this quick and easy fish supper. A hearty midweek meal for two that is healthy, low in calories and simply delicious.

Sea bream with barley and leeks


Bay and lemon turkey with buttery leek stuffing

Try stuffing your Christmas turkey with leeks and sage and follow our steps to achieve a winning roast to feed all the family. Overnight dry brining in salt flavoured with bay, thyme and lemon will concentrate flavours, give you juicier meat and help the skin crisp up. Start this the day before, and you’ll be laughing come Christmas Day…

Bay and lemon turkey with buttery leek stuffing

Mini chicken, leek and mushroom pies

Beat the winter chill with these deliciously creamy individual chicken, leek and mushroom pot pies. Puff pastry gives the pies a crisp, flaky topping and you can use the off-cuts to decorate if you like. Easy to make, they can also be cooked from frozen when you’re in need of a quick midweek meal. Try our delicious pie recipes for more comfort food.

Mini chicken, leek and mushroom pies

Leek fondue linguine

Shredded leeks are cooked in a buttery sauce with white wine and crème fraîche to create a melting fondue for linguine. This mouthwatering vegetarian pasta recipe is quick and easy to make but feels really comforting. Why not try for meat-free Monday or be inspired by some of our other vegetarian pasta ideas? 

Leek fondue linguine

Tortellini in a leek and herb broth

In this warming recipe, leeks swim in a flavoursome and herby broth with little parcels of spinach and ricotta tortellini. This one step recipe takes only 20 minutes and can easily be made vegetarian by swapping the chicken stock for vegetable and using a veggie alternative to parmesan.

Tortellini

Leek and potato soup with frizzled leeks

In this simple vegetarian recipe the velvety texture of a classic leek and potato soup is enhanced with a crispy garnish of frizzled leeks. The green ends of leeks can be very long, so trim off the straggly darkest bits and use them to make a stock or keep in the freezer until you need them. This soup is perfect for the colder months and makes an easy yet delicious meal for friends or family.  Serve with plenty of crusty bread for dunking. Make the most of the seasons with our winter warming soup recipes.

Leek and potato soup with frizzled leeks recipe

One-pot chicken, leek and beans

In this healthy recipe, leeks are roasted with celeriac and shallots until tender and golden before adding chicken, garlic, butter beans and thyme for a flavoursome one pot meal. At under 500 calories, this nutritious dinner is perfect for a hearty family meal.

One-pot chicken, leek and beans

Luxury fish pies with rosti topping

Leeks are a welcome addition to this recipe which uses the luxury fish pie pack from Skipper’s Choice, a fish-box delivery business. Equally, you can buy fillets of haddock, smoked haddock and salmon, cut them up yourself and mix in some prawns. The rosti topping is a great modern twist on the classic mash, with the same buttery flavour but a delightful crispiness to contrast with the creamy filling.

fish pie

Cheddar, leek and amaranth flapjack

Leeks and flapjack are not two words you would usually associate with each other but in fact they work especially well in this cheesy, herby flapjack recipe that puts a savoury spin on a usually sweet snack. They also contain amaranth; an incredible little seed that’s gluten-free and high in protein, calcium and vitamin C. These oaty flapjacks are ideal as a nutritious post-workout bar, wholesome morning snack or alongside a bowl of soup as an alternative to bread. 

Amaranth Flapjack - superfood 2017

Spring veg and lemon broth

Ready in 20 minutes, our spring vegetable broth with leeks, baby leaf greens, garlic and lemon is an easy and healthy meal to make midweek. Adding small pasta shapes bulks it out into a hearty lunch, plus it’s under 300 calories, like many of our other vegetarian recipes.

Spring veg and lemon broth

Whole roast mackerel, leeks, kohlrabi and jerusalem artichokes

Wow your dinner party guests with this easy but impressive recipe for whole roast mackerel and jerusalem artichoke crisps by chef Jackson Berg from moveable restaurant Xiringuito in Liverpool. Here baby leeks are grilled to garnish this restaurant dish alongside strips of kohlrabi and a jerusalem artichoke purée.

Whole roast mackerel, leeks, kohlrabi and jerusalem artichokes

Skinny chicken and leek pie

A perfect easy and healthy leek supper for when you feel like you’ve overindulged! Chicken and leeks are cooked in a creamy sauce and finished off with golden ciabatta breadcrumbs for a clever and healthier alternative to pastry.

Skinny chicken and leek pie


Leek and crab lasagne

A cheesy leek recipe! Leek and crab lasagne is lighter and more refreshing than the meat version and it has a great flavour. Either buy cooked crabs and pick out the meat yourself, discarding the grey-coloured gills and stomach, or buy picked meat.

Leek and crab lasagne

Chicken, leek and Dijon casserole

Our chicken, leek and Dijon casserole is really simple to make, is ready in under and hour and comes in at under 500 calories. What more could you want from a midweek meal?

Chicken, leek and Dijon casserole

Wild mushroom, leek and Stichelton tart

Enjoy the taste of artisan Stichelton in this delicious leek tart. Matured for four months to develop a soft, creamy texture, this cheese adds a wonderful flavour to this simple, yet tasty meal.

Wild mushroom, leek and Stichelton tart

Melting leek and goat’s cheese pastries

Make the most of ready-made puff pastry to create these easy vegetarian leek pastries filled with tender leeks and creamy goat’s cheese. Serve crisp and golden with salad for lunch.

Melting leek and goat's cheese pastries

Chicken, leek and mustard sauté 

Chicken thighs are a great budget choice for a midweek supper. This recipe cooks them with cream, leeks and mustard then finished with a crisp breadcrumb topping. Just add greens.

Chicken, leek and mustard sauté

Lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel

Our recipe for lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel is a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and is under 300 calorie, but is so packed with flavour that you won’t notice. A healthy way to use your leeks!

Lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel

Sausage and butterbean casserole

This sausage and butterbean casserole recipe is ready in under an hour and under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

sausage and butterbean casserole

Chicken and leek puff pie

Easy chicken and leek pie: on the table in about 1 hour using ready made puff pastry makes chicken pie an easy meal for the family. With a delicious creamy filling we love this pie for cold days.

Chicken and leek puff pie

Leek and parmesan risotto

This seriously simple risotto recipe is ideal for meat-free Monday. Spring onion and leek risotto is cooked traditionally in white wine and topped with parmesan. Easy risotto in under 45 minutes? Sorted, here!

Leek and parmesan risotto


Crab and leek on toast

The best lunch or easy snack. Thick slices of toast topped with buttery leeks, cooked crabmeat and cheddar cheese, served up for a quick weekend lunch.

Crab and leek on toast

Leek, green olive and sultana pissaladière

Pissaladière is a dish which originated from Nice in Southern France. The dough is usually a bread dough thicker than that of the classic Italian pizza. This is a great version using leeks, green olives and sultanas.

Leek, green olive and sultana pissaladière


Leeks with gammon

Let leeks shine in this gammon and leeks combination. This easy one pot combines fantastic flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes, perfect for a midweek meal.

Leeks with gammon


Scallops with charred leeks and basil

Cook scallops for a special meal for two. Just five ingredients; leeks, scallops, oil, basil and cherry tomatoes and it takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

Scallops with charred leeks and basil

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