Leeks au Gratin

Leeks au Gratin

Mild-flavored leeks and Gruyère cheese offer a refreshing taste variation in this baked side dish usually reserved for potatoes and Cheddar cheese.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

8
medium leeks with tops (3 lb)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/3
cups milk
1
cup shredded Gruyère cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup Progresso® dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
2
teaspoons butter or margarine, melted
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and side of shallow 2-quart casserole. Cut leeks into 1/2-inch pieces. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches water to boiling. Add leeks. Cover and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Cook flour, salt and pepper over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in leeks. Pour into casserole.
  3. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 2 teaspoons butter until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  4. Bake uncovered about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To clean leeks, cut stalks lengthwise in half; rinse under cold water, separating leaves to remove sand and dirt.
Purchasing
When you’re looking for leeks, choose those that have a crisp, bright green top and blemish-free white bulb.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 80 ),
  • Total Fat 9 g
    • (Saturated Fat 5 g,),
  • Cholesterol 25 mg;
  • Sodium 270 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 8 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.