Oven-Braised Leeks

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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 large leeks

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. 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 (per serving)

150 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 3%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Vitamin A 1485IU 30%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 164mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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