Leeks are a great vegetable to have in the fridge. They’re easy to cook and have a delicious flavor to them. Like a more subtle onion but much more interesting, they’re ideal to base your meal around or work perfectly as a side dish. If you’re wondering how to use this tasty veg, then here are three ideas for satisfying leek meals.
Cheesy Pasta and Leek Bake
Leeks and cheese are a match made in heaven. Just fry up some leeks with garlic and add them to an oven-proof dish along with some cooked pasta and any other veg you’d like. Stir through some cheese sauce and bake for 20-30 minutes until the top has browned nicely.
Leeks and Pancetta
This is an ideal side dish for any meal. The sweetness of the leeks works perfectly with the salty pancetta and the textures combine well too. Just fry some leeks and pancetta in a pan together until the pancetta is browned slightly and the leeks have softened.
Mushroom and Leek Omelet
Another dreamy pairing is leeks with mushrooms. Fry them together in a pan with some garlic. Crack some eggs into a bowl, whisk them, and add any seasoning and flavoring you’d like. Pour the eggs into the pan and allow to spread evenly throughout. Heat until the eggs have solidified to form an omelet.