Cheesy baked leeks!

A perfect side dish to any main!

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20 mins
20-25 mins

Leeks are part of the same family as onion and garlic (called the allium family), but have a milder and sweeter taste, making them a great choice for little people! They are also packed with nutrients – a serving of this yummy dish will give little cooks lots of fibre which feeds their microbiomes, folate which is essential for healthy DNA functioning and vitamin K which helps blood coagulate and so stops us bleeding when we fall over or cut ourselves!


  • 3-4 leeks
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp flour of your choice
  • 200ml milk (or dairy free alternative)
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard


  • Large saucepan
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Baking dish
  • Grater


Dairy, gluten (optional)


1 Pre-heat the oven to 180c (220c non-fan assisted / gas mark 6)
2 Clean and chop the leeks into 1cm thick slices
3 Heat a knob of butter in a large saucepan and gently fry the leeks until they have softened (10-15 mins)
4 Stir in a tablespoon of flour and then slowly add the milk, stirring continuously until it thickens slightly
5 Bring to a simmer and then stir in the mustard and 60g of the grated cheese
6 Pour into a baking dish, top with the remaining 40g of grated cheese and bake for 20-25 mins until golden

Comments (2)

  1. Susan Johnston says:

    All recipes are easy and delicious. Thank you.

    1. Helen Burgess says:

      So glad you are enjoying our recipes! thanks so much for this lovely feedback x

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