Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
Stand Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

Leeks look like big green onions and taste like a cross between a mildly flavored onion and garlic. Cut off the root end and darker portions of the green leaves. Split in half lengthwise, and wash thoroughly before slicing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat; add leeks, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender (do not brown). Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.

Step 2

Whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt and next 3 ingredients.

Step 3

Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted and smooth.

Step 4

Layer half of potatoes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish; pour half of sauce evenly over potatoes in dish. Repeat layers, ending with sauce.

Step 5

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and fork tender, shielding with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

kdbarton28's Review

kdbarton28
January 14, 2012
This recipe sounded so good, but when I tasted the final outcome I was disappointed. My husband wasn't much of a fan either. Something was just a little off. Maybe we need to play around with the ingredients to achieve a flavor we like.

cylby66's Review

cylby66
April 13, 2011
I really like this recipy. I make it quite offen and all my family love it. It's anotherr way to eat leek.