Vegetarian Leek and Potato Gratin Recipe

Leek is a versatile and flavorful vegetable that is a staple in many vegetarian dishes. It has a mild, sweet taste that makes it a great addition to soups, stews, and casseroles. In this recipe, we’ll be using leeks to create a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy night in.

Here is a recipe for a vegetarian leek and potato gratin:


  • 2 large leeks
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of grated Gruyère cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Clean and thinly slice the leeks, discarding the tough green parts.
  3. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
  4. Mince the garlic.
  5. In a large saucepan, heat the cream, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper over medium heat.
  6. Once the cream is heated through, remove the saucepan from heat and set aside.
  7. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  8. Layer half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish.
  9. Layer the sliced leeks over the potatoes.
  10. Pour half of the cream mixture over the leeks.
  11. Repeat the layering with the remaining potatoes and cream mixture.
  12. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.
  14. Let the gratin cool for a few minutes before serving.

This leek and potato gratin is a comforting and delicious dish that is sure to impress. The combination of creamy and savory flavors, combined with the tender and crispy top, make this gratin a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a group, this dish is a great option for those who are looking for a tasty and satisfying vegetarian meal.

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