This good-for-your-gut-health food gets super-silky when slowly cooked in the oven. Serve these flavorful braised leeks with roast chicken or fish.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, December 2017


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Trim roots and dark green tops from leeks, leaving 5 to 8 inches of white and light green parts. Cut the leeks in half lengthwise (or in quarters, if large). Rinse well, taking care to remove any grit, and pat dry. Nestle the leeks in a single layer, on their sides if necessary, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with herbs de Provence, pepper and salt. Cover with foil and bake until very tender, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover and continue baking until lightly browned, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

149.5 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 10.8g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; vitamin a iu 1485.2IU 30% DV; vitamin c 10.7mg 18% DV; folate 57mcg 14% DV; calcium 53.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 25.4mg 9% DV; potassium 164.1mg 5% DV; sodium 163.2mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.