Quick & Simple Recipe for Leeks in Creamy White Sauce

  • Trim the leeks & cut them halfway lenghtways, then into roughly 0.5cm thick slices
  • Place them in a bowl of cold water to allow any soil residue to wash away
  • Pick them out of the water without moving any soil residue that may be at the bottom of the bowl
  • Place them into a pan with a good dollop of butter
  • Turn the heat on high, add some salt & freshly-grated nutmeg
  • Place the lid on to allow the leeks to steam, lifting it off occasionally to stir the leeks & avoid them burning
  • After approx. 5 mins, they will be cooked but still have some crunch
  • In a shaker, mix some milk and plain flour, pour them into the leeks in the pan, stirring continuously as this will thicken almost instantly
  • Add some double cream if you want a really creamy dish!
  • Season to taste with additional salt & freshly-grated nutmeg, if required
  • Serve with your favourite meat!

Tip: for 6 people, use approximately 5-6 leeks with 200ml semi-skimmed milk and 1.5tbsp plain white flour, then add approx. 100ml double cream

Gloriously Simple, Gloriously Good!

If you like this recipe, sign up HERE to receive regular blog (recipe) updates by e-mail.  You will also receive my famous and authentic Tiramisù recipe by e-mail!


  1. John Gathard says:

    Tried your leek sauce recipe today. Worked really well, simple and straightforward. Tasty too. One I will use again. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to let me know 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. made this just a bit ago and was really tasty. I added mushrooms as an addition. really really nice husband was a happy chappy too 🙂

    1. Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it and love that you experimented and altered it to make it your own, too 🙂 That’s the fun of cooking!

  3. Made this tonight and it gets the thumbs up! Hubby loved it too!
    Very easy recipe to do too…know it will be a regular at our house!

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad you liked it – it’s a favourite in our house, too! 🙂

Leave a Reply