So me and Kristie has been up to no good…..in the kitchen before you insinuate anything! Yes indeed, we been trying to think of ways to make delicious meals for cheap in order to save money, so we decided to look into recipes online and then share with you lovely people who read my blog! See….we try and give something back to you peeps, your views, for our cooking tips!

Creamy Cheese, Leek and Potato Bake

A layer of potatoes, topped with a leeks and creamy cheese sauce, with a layer of grated cheese on top!

Ingredients

  • 6 Big Potatoes
  • 2 Large Leeks
  • Block of cheese, grated, personally we used Mature Cheddar
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 500ml Milk
  • Block of Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mixed Herbs of your choice
  • Large oven dish
  • Cooking pot
Cooking Instructions
  1. Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into very thin pieces, these needs to be thin in order for the potatoes to cook properly. Place the potatoes along the bottom of the large oven dish (as demonstrated by my lovely girlfriend 😀 )
  2. Chop the leeks and spread them along the top of the potatoes
  3. Get a cooking pot and heat it up on the hob. Place the block of butter into the pot and mix in the milk. Stir until the butter is melted into the milk. Then add the flour slowly and keep stirring to prevent any lumps and until the sauce is smooth.
  4. Add half of the grated cheese into the mix and keep stirring until the cheese has melted.
  5. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and some mixed herbs (these are optional, add accordingly to your own taste)
  6. Pour the sauce evenly over the leeks and potatoes in the oven dish, and then add the rest of the grated cheese on top, should look something like the picture below
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 180c and place the large oven dish in the oven for 35-40 minutes. The food is ready when the top has browned, and that you can pierce through the potatoes easily with a fork
We boiled some green beans and cauliflower as a side dish with the food and it was remarkable! The only thing we would possibly do differently is put the leeks in with the sauce, and pour them on top of the potatoes, that way the sauce will spread more evenly.
It’s a pretty easy dish to make, and its very healthy. I didn’t think I liked leeks until my mum made me eat Cheesy Leeks and thought it was very yummy, and that has lead me to doing this recipe! If you try this at home, please comment and let me know what you think of it, or if you want to suggest any changes to the bake that could add a cool twist to it!
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