Leeks

A leek is a vegetable in the same family as onions and garlic. It is perhaps best known for its use in soups (particularly when paired with potatoes). But it can be quite adaptable in the kitchen. Try it in the recipe for Short Ribs with Leeks or even Apple, Bacon, and Leek Bread Pudding.

See Popular Leeks Recipes

Parsnip-Potato Mash with Leeks and Hazelnut Browned Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Parsnips are a slightly sweet root vegetable that adds depth to this potato mash. Make sure to wash the leeks well as they tend to be grittier than other vegetables.

Herbed Leek Gratin

Better Homes and Gardens

A bread crumb mixture tops this creamy vegetable casserole. This side-dish recipe can be made for a special occasion or for any weeknight meal.

New Potato and Chicken Casserole

Midwest Living

Green beans, mushrooms, leeks, potato, and rotisserie chicken make this creamy casserole a one-pan meal to add to your dinner arsenal.

Charleston Crab Pot Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

True to the famous dance named after this Southern city, this recipe for pot pie is full of twists and kicks! Cajun seasoning in the luscious crab-and-leek filling will raise eyebrows, and ultra thin layers of crisp phyllo dough add flavor dimension.

Crab Rangoon Ravioli

Better Homes and Gardens

For the rich crab flavor of this classic Asian appetizer without the fat from frying, cook the wonton wrappers in boiling water like ravioli.

Total: 45 mins

Pea Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Whether the peas are from the garden or the freezer, this flavorful soup recipe is a taste of spring.

Carrots with Garlic Glaze

Better Homes and Gardens

This vegetable stir-fry blends the Asian flavors of soy sauce, fresh ginger, and garlic.

Total: 25 mins

Creamy and Comforting Corn Chowder

Midwest Living

Ginger, marjoram, shallots, and leeks add rich flavor to this corn and potato soup. Serve it as a main dish with a hearty bread.

Apple, Bacon, and Leek Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Make a savory bread pudding side dish for Thanksgiving or anytime.

Poached Egg Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Poached eggs, romaine, radicchio, and red grapes combine in this delicious side dish recipe that's ready in under 30 minutes.

Leeks Au Gratin

Better Homes and Gardens

This vegetable side dish is delicious with turkey. And it's nice enough to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner.

Farmer's Market Vegetable Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Root vegetables simmer in the slow cooker, giving way to a healthy vegetable soup for dinner tonight.

Turkey-Barley Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

This chill-chasing chowder is guaranteed to keep winter at bay.

Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms and Leeks

Better Homes and Gardens

This low-fat pasta recipe is an ideal side dish to serve with grilled or roasted beef or chicken.

Total: 25 mins

Leek-Gruyere Cream Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Leeks, the star of this rich soup, are a member of the onion family but have a more subtle flavor.

Rustic Swiss Chard and Mozzarella Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and Spicy Chicken with Peanuts and Leeks

Better Homes and Gardens

Soy and sherry make up the sauce for this flavorful chicken stir-fry. If you like, cut the heat by omitting the dried chile peppers and using less hot pepper sauce.

Total: 30 mins
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