Cheesy Leeks

A delicious cheesy side dish

30 Minutes

Serves 3

What you'll need…

  • 1 Large leek
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Heaped tablespoon plain flour
  • 200ml Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 80g Mature cheddar (grated)
  • Salt and Pepper
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The method


Finely slice the leek and rinse with water.


Place a pan over a medium and heat and melt the butter. Then add in the sliced leek and cook for around 10-15 minutes until it has softened. In the meantime, warm the milk (not boil).


Preheat your oven to 180°C. When the leeks are soft and the juices have evaporated, lower the heat. Add in the flour and stir, cooking for around 1 minute, then pour in the warm milk and stir.


Bring to a gentle simmer, add in the mustard, 3/4 of the cheese and season to your liking. Stir well.


Pour the leeks into an oven proof dish, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbling. Enjoy!

Recipe from Once Upon a Food Blog

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