Baked Leeks with Dragon Welsh Cheddar cheese sauce

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What better way to celebrate Welsh cuisine, Baked Leeks in a Dragon Welsh Cheddar cheese sauce?

Baked Leeks with Dragon Welsh Cheddar cheese sauce
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:585
Ready in:40 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:24th September 2016

Best recipe review

Super leekey aroma!


Cooking this is like driving past the Nightlayer Leek Factory in Chatteris!

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Preheat your oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Cook the leeks in a pan of boiling salted water for 5-6 mins until tender. Drain leeks thoroughly and allow to cool, pat dry with kitchen roll to ensure all excess liquid removed
  2. Wrap a slice of ham around each leek and place seam down in a shallow baking dish
  3. Place crème fraiche in mixing bowl and mix in Worcester sauce, mustard and seasoning. Add 100g of cheddar and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spoon over the leeks, sprinkle over remaining cheddar and bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.

Serving suggestions

Serve immediately with plenty of crusty bread to soak up sauce and a crisp green salad


For a lower fat alternative, use Dragon reduced fat mature Welsh cheddar cheese

Recipe source

This recipe originated from the the recipe section of South Caernarfon Creameries

Dragon cheese products can be purchased from Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, local independent stores and cheese shops.

For trade, catering and export enquiries see their where to buy page.

Many thanks to South Caernarfon Creameries for kindly giving Cookipedia permission to use their recipes.

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