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Baked Leeks

Baked Leeks

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Stephstargirl

Stephstargirl

In this easy to prepare side dish, leeks are baked in a creamy low-fat cheese sauce made with skim milk.

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  • Calories:
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x12 inch baking pan.
  2. Melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and cheese until cheese is melted. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat. Arrange the leeks in a single layer in the prepared pan and cover with the cheese sauce.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until leeks are tender and sauce is bubbly.
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Steffliesl
56

Steffliesl

3/30/2007

Delicious recipe! You can also use this as the springboard for a light main dish. Try wrapping slices of ham around the leeks before baking, then serve with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or crusty bread. This alternative version is particularly attractive if you don't halve the leeks (but you would need to pre-cook them for about 8 minutes, then either use the leek broth in place of some of the milk, or add it to a soup later). You can also add another layer of flavor to this dish by stirring about 1/4 tsp. dry or prepared mustard into the sauce before baking.

Miss JJ
39

Miss JJ

8/5/2008

This recipe was awesome. I tweaked it a little bit by doubling the cheese sauce and adding in a couple of potatos that were cut au gratin style. Very delicious!

Danielle
29

Danielle

11/4/2007

4 stars with the additon of a buttered breadcrumb topping. It really makes the dish, adding crunch where otherwise there would only be mush. I wasn't crazy about the stringy texture of the leeks, which are fairly new to me. I cut off the green tops - was I supposed to peel off the outer layers too? Overall, a nice way to use up leftover leeks (I halved the sauce recipe to use on one large leek leftover from a stew.) This sauce would also work nicely for vidalia onions.

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