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Traditionally, this dish is made with potatoes and scallions and topped with a great deal of butter. Substituting leeks for scallions produces a mellower flavor, one that doesn't require a rich finish. Yukon Golds also add buttery color and flavor.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil and cook, partially covered, until tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine leeks and milk in another saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. With a potato masher, mash until smooth. Stir in oil and the warm leeks and milk. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 36.2g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 3mg; vitamin a iu 490.7IU; vitamin c 38.7mg; folate 17.3mcg; calcium 89.6mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 13mg; potassium 132.1mg; sodium 186.6mg.

2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat