Easy Sauteed Leeks

These simple sauteed leeks have a mild flavor and pair nicely with grilled steak or salmon. The key is letting them cook undisturbed so that they get caramelized.

Easy Sauteed Leeks
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
26 mins


  • 2 large leeks

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Remove the root ends and dark green tops of the leeks and discard. Cut leeks into 1/2 inch slices. Place in a bowl of cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. The leek slices will float to the top while any sand will sink to the bottom. Using a slotted spoon, transfer leek slices to a colander and shake off excess water.

  2. Melt butter in a large skilled over medium heat. Add leek slices and cook undisturbed for 8 minutes.

  3. Flip slices over and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 8 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Potassium 137mg 3%

* 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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