Dutch Leek Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by noway

Posted for ZWT6. Looks really yummy, sort of like a Dutch version of Shepherd's Pie. Adapted from Allrecipes.com courtesy of Brigit.

Top Review by davianng

Very much reminiscent of Shepherd's Pie! A very hearty dish, different and comforting. The only problem I had was that it was so bland! I had to really salt and soy sauce my serving. I was a little baffled by the seemingly unrelated addition of ham to the top, but it really worked well. Thanks for something different! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes until tender but firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes, and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash together with milk.
  4. Be sure to remove all grit from leeks by soaking after chopping.
  5. Place leeks in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  6. In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the ground beef until browned.
  7. Mix in the onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Season with green chile peppers and soy sauce. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  8. In a medium baking dish, mix mashed potatoes, leeks, and ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, and top with ham.
  9. Bake 25 minutes at 350F, until bubbly and lightly browned.

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