Creamed leeks with bacon & thyme 2016

Creamed leeks with bacon & thyme

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4 (as a side)

Everyone loves creamy leeks mixed with a strong cheddar and streaky bacon, this is the ultimate indulgent side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal381
  • fat33g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.2g
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  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 streaky bacon rashers, cut into strips
  • 75ml white wine
  • 150ml double cream
  • 4 leeks, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • 40g strong cheddar, diced



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the bacon for 5 mins, then turn down the heat, add the white wine and simmer to a glaze. Add the double cream and reduce by half. Add the leeks and simmer for 10 mins, then stir in the thyme leaves, cheddar and season.

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6th Dec, 2018
Delicious and easy.
25th Mar, 2018
Delicious, very simple to do but with great results.
5th Oct, 2016
Tried this last week, absolutely delicious! Somewhat indulgent but really tasty, will definitely be making again
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