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.
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.
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.
Green beans, mushrooms, leeks, potato, and rotisserie chicken make this creamy casserole a one-pan meal to add to your dinner arsenal.
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.
Whether the peas are from the garden or the freezer, this flavorful soup recipe is a taste of spring.
For the rich crab flavor of this classic Asian appetizer without the fat from frying, cook the wonton wrappers in boiling water like ravioli.
Ginger, marjoram, shallots, and leeks add rich flavor to this corn and potato soup. Serve it as a main dish with a hearty bread.
This vegetable stir-fry blends the Asian flavors of soy sauce, fresh ginger, and garlic.
Poached eggs, romaine, radicchio, and red grapes combine in this delicious side dish recipe that's ready in under 30 minutes.
Make a savory bread pudding side dish for Thanksgiving or anytime.
This vegetable side dish is delicious with turkey. And it's nice enough to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner.
Root vegetables simmer in the slow cooker, giving way to a healthy vegetable soup for dinner tonight.
This chill-chasing chowder is guaranteed to keep winter at bay.
This low-fat pasta recipe is an ideal side dish to serve with grilled or roasted beef or chicken.
Leeks, the star of this rich soup, are a member of the onion family but have a more subtle flavor.
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.