The 9 Best Leek Recipes

  • 01 of 09

    Leek and Cheese Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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    Leek and Cheese Rarebit. British Leeks

    Welsh Rarebit (also known as Rabbit by some) is a classic of the Welsh Kitchen. In the traditional recipe there would simply be cheese, a little ale and possibly some cream in the recipe. 

    A variation on that classic recipe brings this traditional favorite bang up to date using leeks and different cheeses.

    Welsh goats’ cheeses come in a variety of guises, from creamy through to quite firm and mature. For this dish,  choose a mild, creamy one without a crust so it will easily melt into the sauce....MORE Alternatively, use Y Fenni cheese which contains mustard seed and ale.

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  • 02 of 09

    Chicken, Leek, Prune and Caerphilly Cheese Pie

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    Chicken, Leeks and Caerphilly Cheese Recipe. British Leeks

     

    Pie, what better vehicle is there for leeks and there are many classical versions out there. Here there is a wonderful combination of tasty ingredients all packed together in an easy to make pie.  Chicken and Leek are a traditional match, but here they are teamed unusually with prunes (dried plums), a fruit more used to appearing on the breakfast table.The prunes bring a sweetness and added texture to the pie and combined with the other ingredients are a sure-fire winner.   A perfect way to...MORE show off leeks.

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  • 03 of 09

    Easy Leek and Dolcelatte Cheese Tart Recipe

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    Creamy Leek Tart. Photo Credit Elaine Lemm

    Another great example of the versatility of leeks is creamy leeks with a tangy, soft, melting blue cheese. This combination of luscious cheese with leeks is a match made in heaven, and if you haven't tried it, you really must. YOu are going to be pleasantly surprised.Add to that, herbs, eggs and a little cream and milk, and away you go.

    The tart is fine on its own, warm (not hot) from the oven and is also perfect with a salad, new potatoes, perhaps a dish of coleslaw. See how versatile it is...MORE and why this recipe is loved. 

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  • 04 of 09

    Classic Cheese and Leek Souffle Recipe

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    Top Tips to Make the Perfect Souffle. Getty Images

    If like many, you freak at the thought of making a soufflé, then you are in the right place. Making a classic soufflé is not as many would have you believe, difficult. Follow this recipe and you will be very surprised (and surprised) how straightforward it is.

    Here leeks meet cheese in what is considered a real classic of the British kitchen, once tried it will become a firm favorite. 

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  • 05 of 09

    Welsh Leek and Stilton Soup

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    Leek and Stilton Soup. Getty Images

    An excellent alternative to a traditional leek and potato, soup is this is a delicious thick soup with a real punch of Stilton. The addition of this pungent, strong-flavored cheese to the soup adds a real depth and flavor that you will possibly find any additional seasoning unnecessary, An innovative way to beat the winter blues. Just serve with fresh, granary bread and butter and you will discover you have a meal right there ein the bowl, not much else needed after that.

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  • 06 of 09

    Smoked Haddock and Leek Chowder

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    Smoked Haddock and Leek Chowder. Getty

    Smoked Haddock Chowder is based on the famous  dish of Cullen Skink a hearty soup and traditionally made with Finnan haddock (smoked haddock), potatoes and onions.  The version has added vegetables of leeks, carrots, spinach and sweet corn, making it hearty, quite healthy and filling; so filling it can be a meal in itself.

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  • 07 of 09

    Cock-a-Leekie Soup Recipe

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    Chicken and Leek Soup - Cock-a-Leekie. Getty Images

    Cock a Leekie Soup is a rustic dish hailing from Scotland which goes back as far as the 16th century. There are many regional variations with some cooks adding chopped grilled bacon, some use beef stock, some add Jamaican pepper and many suggest offering stewed prunes with the finished dish.

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  • 08 of 09

    Goats Cheese, Cranberry and Leek Strudels

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    Leek, Cheese and Cranberry Strudel. British Leeks

    So pretty on the plate and so easy to make, the, light, crisp buttery filo pastry wraps around a creamy filling of leeks, tangy cheese and studded with little jewels of cranberry.

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  • 09 of 09

    Creamy Leek Crumble Recipe

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    Creamy Cheese Leek Crumble. Photo © British Leeks

    A clever and innovative way to serve leeks is in this crumble recipe. The creamy, cheesy leeks sit beneath a crunchy topping and make a superb alternative to a classic cauliflower cheese on a Sunday lunch.

    Creamy Leek Crumble Recipe