Roasted Leeks with Lemon Butter


Roasting leeks brings out their natural sweetness. Topped with lemon butter, this unique side dish is easy to prepare. Serve with roasted pork, chicken, or baked cod and a nice glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

Roasted Leeks with Lemon Butter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 4 large leeks

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a small microwave-safe dish in 10-second increments until melted. Stir in lemon juice and granulated garlic and set aside in a warm place.

  3. Trim dark green parts from the leeks and discard (or save for other use such as vegetable stock). Trim roots off, but leave root end intact. Cut leeks in half lengthwise, and remove any tough outer layers. Rinse thoroughly between the layers to remove any dirt.

  4. Place leeks into a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, turning leeks so they are evenly covered with oil. Roast leeks, cut side down, for 15 minutes. Turn leeks so they are cut side up, and continue roasting for 10 more minutes. Drizzle with lemon butter and roast 3 to 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
16g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 2g
Potassium 279mg 6%

* 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.

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