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Baked cheesy leeks

We love this as a Sunday roast side or paired with a baked potato. You don’t just have to use cheddar, why not be adventurous and use a blue instead?

5 minutes
30 minutes
2 people
Vegetarian
What you'll need
  • 2 large leeks
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil or butter
  • 2 heaped tablespoons plain flour
  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 160 g mature cheddar (finely grated and divided)
  • Salt and pepper
Method
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160 fan/gas mark 4

Step 2

Wash the leeks thoroughly and slice them. They can be a thin or as chunky as you like.

Step 3

Place a large pan over a low heat, add the oil or butter and melt.

Step 4

Add the leeks and cook for about 10 minutes until fully softened.

 

 Meanwhile, warm the milk so that it is hot but not boiling.

Step 5

When the leeks are soft, lower the heat. Add the flour and stir until evenly covered then pour in the hot milk and mix well.

Step 6

Bring to a gentle simmer, add the mustard, half of the cheese and salt and pepper.

Step 7

Put the leeks into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with the remainder of the cheese and place into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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