Roasted Leeks Recipe With Parmesan Will Make You Crave This Vegetable by Donna John

Roasted Leeks Recipe With Parmesan Will Make You Crave This Vegetable

Leeks are a vegetable that I love but don't cook often. After making my creamy turmeric chicken soup recipe, I had two leeks leftover and decided to roast them. Now I'm wondering why I don't cook with leeks more often! These baked leeks are tender, flavorful and a wonderful side dish with dinner. Not to mention the health benefits of leeks.

What I loved about this easy leek recipe is that it's simple. Just leeks, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper. While I love au gratin vegetables, I wanted something lighter to let the leek flavor shine. This vegetable recipe hit the mark! The leeks are baked in olive oil for about 20 minutes before a light sprinkling of Parmesan cheese is added. Ten more minutes in the oven, and they're ready to be served.

These roasted leeks go well with chicken, porkbeef or seafood. I served mine with seasoned chicken breasts, blistered green beans, cauliflower and a fresh Caesar salad with homemade croutons. Leeks will be on the menu more often now.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Leeks are dirty vegetables. Be sure to wash them thoroughly to remove all the sand and dirt that can get trapped between the layers.
  • Add more Parmesan cheese if you want this side dish cheesier.
  • You could use parchment paper for easier cleanup.
  • Use whatever size pan fits the leeks. I used my 13x9-inch Le Creuset pan.
  • Chop up any leftover leeks and add them to a salad.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Start by cleaning the leeks. Cut them in half lengthwise and run them under water to remove all the dirt and sand. Gently lift the layers to make sure they are thoroughly cleaned. 
  2. Drizzle the olive oil in a baking pan. Put the leeks in the pan and turn to thoroughly coat with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Put them cut side down in the pan.
  3. Roast in a preheated 425-degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove and gently turn the leeks over. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 80

Total Fat: 5.1g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 113mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 1.7g

Protein: 2.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 89mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 80mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I don’t cook leeks often, either. Will have to try this recipe!

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