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Leeks in Cheese Sauce British Cheesy Leeks

Make the best Cheesy Leeks gratin recipe! Our easy Leeks in Cheese Sauce vegetarian casserole is a perfect Sunday roast British side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: british
Keyword: cheesy leeks, leek recipes, Leeks in White Sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 283kcal

Equipment

  • French knife
  • oven
  • Skillet
  • Casserole dish
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • spatula
  • cheese grater

Ingredients

  • 6 Leeks
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 5 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup Sherry
  • 100 g Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 50 g Parmesan Cheese
  • 100 g Garlic Boursin Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Trim, wash and slice the leeks, about 2 cm thick. Peel and slice the garlic, and pluck the thyme leaves.
  • Put a large skillet on medium heat and add a drizzle of oil, the butter, thyme leaves and garlic.
  • Sautée until they start to bubble and sizzle, then stir in the leeks.
  • Turn the heat down and cook the leeks (stirring every 5-10 minutes) for approximately 35 minutes, or until soft and tender.
  • Stir in the cream, milk, sherry, mustard, Worcestershire and ground nutmeg. Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Top with grated Cheddar and Parmesan and teaspoon sized scoops of cream cheese. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 10.2g | Fat: 20.5g | Saturated Fat: 11.6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg