Cheesy baked leeks with ham

Cheesy baked leeks with ham

Our super-easy leek bake, made with ham and a good grating of cheese, makes a wonderful main meal served with crusty bread.

Cheesy baked leeks with ham

Perhaps you prefer your leeks with potatoes? If that’s the case, try this gratin recipe with garlic and thyme.

  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 30 min

Our super-easy leek bake, made with ham and a good grating of cheese, makes a wonderful main meal served with crusty bread.

Perhaps you prefer your leeks with potatoes? If that’s the case, try this gratin recipe with garlic and thyme.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
416kcals
Fat
25g (14.7g saturated)
Protein
26.2g
Carbohydrates
12.7g (6g sugars)
Fibre
4.2g
Salt
1.7g

Ingredients

  • 3 leeks (around 500g)
  • 180g packet of sliced, cooked ham
  • 30g butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus a little extra to serve
  • 75g grated cheddar
  • 100g brie, sliced
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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C /180°fan/gas 6. Cut the leeks into 8cm lengths, then wrap each in a piece of ham, cutting to fit and using up all the offcuts. Arrange in the base of a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, then stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the wine and milk. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the wholegrain mustard, thyme leaves and cheddar until melted, then pour over the leeks. Top with the brie, then bake for 
30 minutes until bubbling. Scatter with more thyme and serve with crusty bread.

Nutrition

Calories
416kcals
Fat
25g (14.7g saturated)
Protein
26.2g
Carbohydrates
12.7g (6g sugars)
Fibre
4.2g
Salt
1.7g

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