Indulgent Creamed Leeks: A French-Inspired Side Dish

Easy and Delicious Creamed Leeks Recipe - Perfect Side Dish Idea

Discover the luxurious simplicity of creamed leeks – tender slices of leek sautéed in butter, enriched with cream, and finished with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Elevate your vegetable game with this French-inspired creamed leeks recipe. Far from being a neglected side dish, these leeks are transformed into a star accompaniment that pairs beautifully with fish, chicken, or steak.

This dish celebrates the natural sweetness of leeks, enhanced by a gentle sauté in butter. The addition of cream creates a luscious sauce, while a touch of Parmesan adds a savory depth that will make your taste buds sing. Whether you’re a longtime vegetable lover or looking to expand your culinary horizons, these creamed leeks are sure to impress.

Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this recipe proves that sometimes the simplest ingredients yield the most extraordinary results.

Creamed Leeks Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 large leeks, thoroughly washed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan


  1. Begin by melting the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced leeks and water, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Let the leeks cook for about 10 minutes until they become wonderfully soft and tender.
  4. Once the leeks have reached the desired consistency, stir in the heavy cream and grated Parmesan.
  5. Give everything a good mix to combine the flavors, and serve your creamed leeks hot.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
162 Calories
14g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 115mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vegetarian,Low-carb,Gluten free

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