Creamy Braised Leeks

Sweet delicate leeks have an affinity with cream and cheese. We've topped this dish with gruyere, although most types of creamy cheese would work well. Decorated with toasty walnuts, this golden bake is an absolute joy to eat.


  • 50 min
  • Serves 6-8 as a side
  • Easy


3 leeks

300g Portobello mushrooms

250 ml cream

½ cup grated gruyere cheese

1/3 cup Walnuts

Sea salt and black pepper



Preheat the oven to 180 C

Remove the ends from the leeks, and slice each one lengthwise


Preheat a cast-iron grill or frypan over high heat, and grease with a little oil or butter


Grill the leeks and mushrooms for about 2-3 minutes on each side, then transfer to a baking dish


Pour the cream over the top, and then sprinkle over the grated cheese and walnuts


Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbling around the edges and golden on top.
Leave too cool slightly before serving.

Created by Eleanor Ozrich