Creamed Leek Gratin

A 30 minute meal recipe for creamed leek topped with whole-wheat bread crumbs.

September 5, 2013

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 30 min


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 1/2 cups sliced, cleaned leeks (white and pale-green parts from 1 1/2 lb whole leeks)
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated gruyere
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


1. Cook 2 slices bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels, crumble, and reserve.

2. Wipe fat from skillet, add 2 tsp olive oil, and heat over medium heat.

3. Add 4 1/2 cups sliced, cleaned leeks (white and pale-green parts from 1 1/2 lb whole leeks) and cook, stirring, until very tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Add 1/4 cup half-and-half and bring to a simmer. Transfer to broiler-safe gratin dish.

5. Toss together 3/4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs, 3/4 cup grated Gruyere, and 1 tsp minced garlic. Sprinkle over leeks and broil 8" from heat until crumbs are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Top with crumbled bacon.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories 230.4 cal
Fat 12.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.9 g
Cholesterol 75.1 mg
Sodium 264 mg
Carbohydrates 14.5 g
Total Sugars 3.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Protein 14.6 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

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