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.
Most Helpful

What a yummy potato dish! In our house it easily serves 4 people. I cut back on the cheese, only used 1/2 to ligthen it up a bit. Next time I think I will mix all cheese in with the potatoes, I like it better in it than on top. Thank you for sharing this great dish!

Deantini January 14, 2010

Yumm! We loved this. I did use only one leek because they were really expensive at my grocery store and it still was delicious. Next time I will wait until the leeks go on sale and use all three. Thank you for the recipe. Made for PRMR tag.

KellyMac6 September 01, 2009

Quite a yummy dish that I had for dinner with mustard greens from the garden! Thanks Noo! Made for PRMR.

Sharon123 June 12, 2009