Pancetta-Wrapped Leek Gratin

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I'm all about simply prepared vegetables, but every once in a while I need to cover them in caramelized pork and cheese, and this stunningly delicious pancetta-wrapped leek gratin was one of those times. I love those times.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large leeks, ends trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise

  • 4 ounces pancetta, thinly sliced, or more as needed

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Wrap each leek half in pancetta.

  3. Drizzle olive into a baking dish and use a pastry brush to spread oil over the bottom of the dish and partway up the sides. Season dish with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Place leeks close together cut-side down into the prepared baking dish. Pour chicken broth and wine over leeks. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and set it on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, about 45 minutes. Uncover the baking dish, pour cream over the top, and spread Parmigiano-Reggiano over the top. Return to oven and bake until cheese is golden and sauce is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes more. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring leeks to a deep plate; ladle wine-cream sauce over the top and garnish with chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
16g Fat
12g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 197mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.