Take a leek (or three)

Make one of these delightfully satisfying and comforting recipes while leeks are in season. And these dishes won't break the bank either.

Take a leek (or three)
Pearl barley, bacon and leek casserole

Pearl barley, bacon and leek casserole

Pearl barley is an underrated ingredient but this recipe should put a stop to that. At around £2.20 a head to make, this is a cheap family dish that you'll want to make again.

Ham and leek stovetop pasta

Ham and leek stovetop pasta

This pasta dish is a homely recipe that uses seasonal leeks and costs just over £4 to make! You can freeze for up to 1 month.

Creamy leek, courgette and Brie bake with soufflé topping

Creamy leek, courgette and Brie bake with soufflé topping

A cheesy, veggie family meal even carnivores will adore.

Chicken and leek pot pies

Chicken and leek pot pies

These fabulous pies would work equally well with puff pastry tops.

Chicken tart with leeks and Gruyère

Chicken tart with leeks and Gruyère

This shortcrust pastry chicken and leek tart is a great low-cost recipe which doesn't scrimp on taste.

Warm Puy lentil salad with griddled leeks and poached egg

Warm Puy lentil salad with griddled leeks and poached egg

Pre-cooked lentils mean this quick and hearty veggie supper is on the table in just 15 minutes.

Baked sausages with leeks, apples and cider

Baked sausages with leeks, apples and cider

Diana Henry's recipe is a wonderfully warming dish. Because it's a quick midweek dishes, bung it in the oven without browning the sausages first.

Leeks vinaigrette with eggs and capers

Leeks vinaigrette with eggs and capers

You can serve this versatile, easy salad as a vegetarian starter or a side dish with ham or fish.

Braised peas with leeks, little gem lettuces and mint

Braised peas with leeks, little gem lettuces and mint

You can cook with lettuce? You can in this scrummy recipe for braised peas with leeks, little gem lettuces and mint that's ideal for vegetarians.

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