Cheesy Leek and Potato Bake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A well used recipe in my house-and so easy to make. It’s great as a side dish to a main meal, or as a topping on Cottage Pies and suchlike, or quite simply a good comforting supper dish all on its own with some good thick gravy to pour on top. This is actually my husband’s favourite way to eat potato. I hope you enjoy it.


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Boil potatoes. Cut leeks into 1 cm slices. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a pan and cook leeks for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and mash potatoes with the other 1/2 of butter, the egg and 3/4 of the cheese.
  4. Season to taste, stir in the leeks and turn into a large ovenproof dish.
  5. Top with remaining cheese and bake for about 10 minutes, until golden. Will take longer if you have prepared the dish in advance.
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5 5

Fantastic mashed potatoes. This makes mashed potatoes much less ho-hum and yet doesn't take a whole lot more effort. I made this just as written, using an extra sharp white cheddar. I doubled the recipe and I'm so glad that I did. I may have to make even more next time. Thanx for sharing!

5 5

The hubby loved this...I did too...I cut the recipe in half and it gave me 3 servings...I have leftovers in the frig...loved the leeks...they gave a nice unusual texture and flavor to mashed potatoes...I was a tad bit concerned when I noticed there wasn't any liquid like milk or broth...they were on the dense side which we love...thanks for posting the recipe...=)

5 5

Well I know this would never be my DH's favourite due to his intollerance to leeks/onions but it will certainly be one of mine along with caramalized onions but in this case the cheese just added a whole new level and was absolutely delicious. I scaled back to 1 serve using 450 grams Carisma potatoes (low GI) and it gave 3 very generous serves for us and we all very muched enjoyed. Thank you Noo, made for Please Review My Recipe.