Braised Leeks



Serving size

about 1 1/2 cups
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and leftovers are fair.

Braised Leeks


1 tsp. Olive oil
1 large White onions (sliced)
1 medium (about l2 ounces) Leeks (sliced crosswise)
2 tsp.. Unsalted butter
3/4 cup Water
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper


Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the onions and cook for about one minute.

Add the green part of the leeks and cook for about 1 minutes.

Add the white part of the leeks and cook for about 1 minute.

Add the butter, water, salt and pepper. Stir and cover. Place the pan in the oven.

Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring once, until the leeks are slightly tender.

Print Icon Print Recipe

Would you like to print or download the document?

Add To My Recipe Box

Special Diet Information

Click on the icon for information.

blackfire greenfire blackbottle greenbottle blackVitamin greenVitamin blackstick greenstick blackblub greenbulb

GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Braising is a great technique for veggies. The key is to slice the vegetables thinly and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and place the pan in the oven. The butter turns the remaining liquid into a nice rich sauce.

"If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek."

William Shakespeare