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These are the best leek recipes to use up the sweet, onion-y veg any night of the week.

Leeks often get slightly overlooked and used as the base ingredient in soups and stews, but as this fab range of recipes goes to show, leeks are for life – not just leek and potato soup! They’re at their best from autumn through to spring, so what are you waiting for? From creamy and indulgent sides to twists on classic pasta dishes, these are the best leek recipes to cook all-year-round.

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This veggie twist on a classic carbonara champions incredibly sweet leeks, thyme and plenty of cracked black pepper. Taking the time to slow-cook the leeks adds amazing depth of flavour here and is so worth it.

A lovely leeky take on the iconic Quiche Lorraine. So easy and totally tasty, you’ve got to give this leek recipe go.

Leeks and cheese is always an awesome combination, as this deliciously indulgent recipe goes to show. You’re welcome.

Easy, elegant, and light on the washing-up – what’s not to love? These fabulous fish and leek parcels are perfect for prepping ahead the day before, so all you need to do is pop them in the oven. Result!

Leeks make a fab addition to this lovely veggie lasagne. With a sumptuously rich sauce, this recipe takes a teatime staple to the next level.

No need to wait until Sunday for a roast – chicken with pancetta and leeks is a brilliant idea any day of the week!

We couldn’t leave it out, could we?! Satisfying, delicious and nutritious; this is the ultimate leek & potato soup recipe served with herby almond toasts.


This is Jamie’s twist on the classic French version, pairing onion and leek to make a broth packed full of flavour. This is simple cooking at its finest!

Hungry for more? We’ve got loads more lovely leek recipes where this came from.