If you want to find out how to cook leeks, look no further. Our leek recipes make the most out of this leafy green, from warming leek and potato soup recipes to side dish ideas. Next, check out our spring onion recipes, celery recipes, asparagus recipes and fennel recipes.


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.

When buying leeks, check that the dark green tips are in good condition and make sure that you wash them thoroughly – they're experts at trapping dirt between the layers.

Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own leeks from our friends at Gardeners' World.

Leek recipes

Leek carbonara

The oniony kick of leeks adds a lovely richness to this classic carbonara, which can be ready and on the table in just over 30 minutes.

Two grey bowls filled with spaghetti, fried leeks and chunks of fried pancetta, topped with grated white cheese

Curried leek and potato hash with fried eggs

A new and delicious way with leeks, flavoured with curry powder, cumin seeds and black mustard seeds. Serve with a just-fried egg on top.

Curried leek and potato hash

Caramelised baby leeks

A side dish with a difference – balsamic adds sweet and sour notes to the oniony depth of the baby leeks. This would work well as a side to a roast dinner or fish supper.

A dark blue plate topped with small green leeks drizzled with a red balsamic dressing

Leek fritters

Brilliant with avocado for a weekend brunch, check out these golden leek fritters mixed with cheddar cheese. Alternatively, serve with a watercress salad for an easy veggie dinner.

A blue plate topped with two golden fritters, green leaves and a fork

Buttered leeks with pangritata

A treat in its own right, or perfect as a side to a sumptuous Sunday roast. It could even be an indulgent toast topper!

Buttered Leeks Recipe

Chicken and leek 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 Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken and leek bake

The sweetness of leeks and the depth of flavour that chicken thighs and bacon bring, plus rich cheese sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs, makes for a comforting midweek meal.

A savoury baked dish with a serving spoon in it

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

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.

Leeks, blue cheese and bacon breadcrumbs in a large baking dish

Leek, pea and spinach soup

For a bowl packed with nourishing flavours and soothing textures, you can’t do better than our smooth leek soup. A perfect pick-me-up lunch.

A bowl of leek, spinach and pea soup, topped with seeds

Healthy 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.

Healthy Chicken and Leek Pie recipe

Homity leek pie

Our homely, hearty pie uses delicious leeks with potato and spinach to create this traditional British pie - perfect as a midweek vegetarian meal.

Homity Pie Recipe

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.

Pissaladière Recipe With Leeks, Green Olives and Sultanas

Slow-cooked lamb with leeks and autumn veg

Check out our easy slow-cooked lamb with crunchy autumnal veggies. This hearty one-pot is lovely served with cooked grains such as pearl barley or spelt.

Lamb and slices of autumn veg served in a baking dish


Check out this traditional Greek spanakopita pie recipe. This easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta.

Spanakopita Recipe

Buttery leek and smoked trout kedgeree

Check out our super simple kedgeree recipe with buttery leeks and smoked trout. This flavoursome dish is ready in just 30 minutes, an easy midweek meal for two.

Smoked Trout Kedgeree with Leeks on a grey oval plate served with boiled eggs sliced into quarters

Leek soup with bacon and barley

Check out this hearty bacon, barley and leek soup. This simple yet warming soup is low in calories and easy to make. A great rejuvenating recipe.

Bacon Leek and Barley Soup Recipe

Leek lasagne with kale and ricotta

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.

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Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe for kale, ricotta and leek lasagne

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 Pies Recipes with Leek And Mushrooms

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 Recipe

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.

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 Recipe with Leeks and Butterbeans

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

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 Leeks and Green Beans

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.

Halloumi and Broccoli Bake

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

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.

Luxury Fish Pie Recipe

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.

Flapjack Recipe with Cheddar, Leek And Amaranth

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.

A bowl of Spring Vegetable Soup with Lemon served with a spoon in the bowl

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 Recipe with Leeks, Kohlrabi and Jerusalem Artichokes

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.

Farro Risotto Recipe with Leeks and Hazelnuts

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 Recipe

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 and Leek Casserole Recipe with Dijon Mustard

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 Tart Recipe With Leek and Stichelton

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 Recipe

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.

Toulouse Sausage Casserole Recipe With Butter Beans

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!

Vegetarian Risotto Recipe with Leeks

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 Meat on Toast Recipe with Leek

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.

Pan Fried Scallops Recipe with Charred Leeks

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